• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

Road Casualty Reduction and Support Fund

17 December 15

Decision:

To utilise the first tranche of funds from the Road Casualty Reduction and Support Fund.

Decision Summary:

The Fund was created from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s (“the Constabulary”) underspend from the collaborated Bedfordshire Police, the Constabulary, and Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Camera, Ticket and Collision underspend from 2014/15 (Decision Notice CPCC 2015-025).

The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Business Coordination Board (“the Board”) meeting on the 27th August 2015 discussed the proposal for a Road Casualty Reduction and Support Fund (“the Fund”).

The first round of funding allocations were proposed by the Constabulary and agreed by the Finance Sub-Group at their meeting on 29 October 2015. A further report regards to the operation of the Fund was considered and agreed by the Board on the 26th November 2015. Based on the following the Board agreed on the 16th December 2015 to the proposals as set out below and in the Board paper.

These allocations are hereby approved as follows:

  • Support for the operation of the volunteer-run Speedwatch – £14k to fund 60 per cent of a Cambridgeshire police staff post.
  • £146k to upgrade static Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras.
  • £5k for a trial in Fenland equipping six patrol cars with defibrillators. No training is required for their use and they may save lives when Cambridgeshire Police officers come across an incident where they can be deployed.
  • Safety Camera Vans. The vans were originally supplied through the road safety partnership and are not part of the Constabulary’s substantive fleet. Two are to be replaced at a total cost of £83k.
  • £20K for an enhanced Christmas Drink Drive campaign and subsequent education programme covering new drug driving law to young drivers in January/February 2016
  • £1k to “Brake” a national charity, to reimburse them for the packs they provide for the families of the deceased. These packs complement the support provided by Road Policing Unit Family Liaison Officers and Volunteers from the Road Victims Trust

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