Posted by: westlancashirerecord | April 5, 2017

Extra Costs Of Policing At Lancashire Fracking Site

Lancashire Police  [click to count police officers] state “We estimate the additional cost will be around £450,000 a month from April (this will be kept under review and published). We also estimate we will have spent up to £200,000 additional costs in the current financial year. The increase is because activity at the site is increasing. Additional cost is one that we have not budgeted for and is therefore a drain on our financial resources. It is costs we would not have incurred if we did not have to police the operation, covering things such as overtime”. Today Commissioner Clive Grunshaw was quoted as saying the Government expected Lancashire to pay for the first £2.6m. He said he would raise the issue with ministers and the local MP.

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