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- Community boost from Commissioner crime fund (31 July 2014)
- Commissioner fund targets diversity (4 Aug 2014)
- Huge community boost from Commissioner crime fund with more than £500,000 awarded this year so far (23 Oct 2014)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner opens latest community fund grant round (3 Nov 2014)
- Nearly £700,000 Awarded to Good Crime Causes in 2014 by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (15 Dec 2014)
- Commissioner’s Crime Fund continues to make a big impact (30 Jan 2015)
- Safer Communities Fund grant (11 May 2015)
- New round of grants for Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund (1 Sept 2015)
- One million pounds given to West Yorkshire by Police and Crime Commissioner to help reduce crime (27 Nov 2015)
- £200,000 for good causes as the Safer Communities Fund opens for applications (30 Nov 2015)
- Antisocial youths in Bradford being educated thanks to Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund (19 Feb 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps adults with learning disabilities (29 Jan 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps make young people safer in Kirklees (29 Jan 2016)
- Drug awareness project launched (18 Jan 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner Supports “It’s My Right” Transgender Youth Campaign (13 Oct 2015)
- Police and Crime Commissioner joins a No Way Trust visit (17 Mar 2015)
- Over £1.2million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (4 Mar 2016)
- Airedale students create DVD to tackle alcohol and domestic abuse (11 Mar 2016)
- Safer Communities Fund helps young women at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (14 Mar 2016)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner inviting good causes to apply for a slice of £130,000 (14 Mar 2016)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sees Community Spirit in Dewsbury (16 Mar 2016)
- Over £1.3 million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (24 June 2016)
- £140,000 available for good causes in latest round of the Safer Communities Fund (12 Dec 2016)
- Latest Safer Communities Fund grant opens and targets crime prevention (30 Aug 2016)
- Over £1.5m of recovered criminal cash returned to our communities (2 Dec 2016)
Drug awareness project launched (18 Jan 2016)
A new project is being launched in the Keighley area to enlist
parents and other people who work with youngsters to help combat
the rise in cannabis use.
A resource pack which includes scratch and sniff cards is being issued for the Keighley awareness project entitled 'No Excuses'.
These cards bear patches of specially developed inks which mimic the smell of cannabis weed and resin, and also two other drugs - mephedrone, also known as MCAT, and amphetamine, also known as speed.
The scratch and sniff cards will therefore help people to recognise the smells and therefore be aware of when drug-taking activity is taking place.
The "No Excuses" project is being launched between Bradford Council, West Yorkshire Police, and social landlord Incommunities. It is being funded by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.
Coun Arshad Hussain, Bradford Council's portfolio holder for neighbourhoods and community safety, said: "Our youth workers have witnessed an increase in cannabis use and we wanted to enlist the help of parents in challenging this behaviour which could affect their children's performance in school and make them vulnerable to other dangers.
"The drug smells are a chance to get people thinking about what they are and what effect they have and the health consequences of legal highs."
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "I'm funding this project because I think it is important for us all to work together to combat this problem which is becoming ever more of a threat in our communities.
"So-called 'legal highs' are by no means safe. We are seeing an increase in people dying and being admitted to hospital as a result of taking these substances, so we all need to do more.
"Raising awareness around these issues, particularly among young people and parents, is extremely important so that they are fully aware of the dangers connected with cannabis and other substances."
Anna Fryer, Director of Incommunities - Neighbour Services, said: "We are committed to working with our partners to tackle all forms of drug abuse and welcome this initiative to engage with parents and people working with young people.
"As a social landlord we are determined to help tackle this problem and avert young people away from the dangers of drugs."
Any groups wanting to take part in the project should contact Liz Parker at Keighley Co-ordinator's Office on 01535 618008 or [email protected]
Groups from the towns that lie in the Keighley constituency such as Ilkley, Addingham, Steeton and Silsden, and elsewhere in the Worth Valley, would be especially welcome, said Liz.
The No Excuses project will be launched on Saturday, 16 January, 10.30am - 1pm, in the Airedale shopping centre at Keighley.