Lancashire Police has lowest overheads in country

First published in News

THE bill for running police buildings in Lancashire is the lowest out of every force in England and Wales.

Lancashire Police has closed front counters and is currently looking to sell off a number of its police bases in a bid to bring down its estate running costs.

It is part of a bid to make £43million of savings by 2014-15.

Yet figures reveal it already has the lowest estate management overheads such as rent and energy bills.

Coun Malcolm Doherty, chairman of Lancashire Police Authority, said: “It proves that in Lancashire we operate a lean operation and invest money generated through council tax responsibly.”

“Over the past 12 months we have faced tough choices to ensure the force runs at maximum efficiency but we are confident that all of those decisions have ensured the best possible outcomes for the communities we serve.”

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6:36am Fri 27 Jan 12

Montenegro says...

The reason it has such low costs is because the housing and buildings in lancashire are the cheapest in the UK. As regards the energy costs this is because the gas and electric meters are all bypassed. Recently I have seen police officers pushing their cars to get to a job (saving on fuel), & on bicycles with flashing blue lights. The other day when I had to produce my driving license they were walking around the police station with candles.
The reason it has such low costs is because the housing and buildings in lancashire are the cheapest in the UK. As regards the energy costs this is because the gas and electric meters are all bypassed. Recently I have seen police officers pushing their cars to get to a job (saving on fuel), & on bicycles with flashing blue lights. The other day when I had to produce my driving license they were walking around the police station with candles. Montenegro
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9:10am Fri 27 Jan 12

Cha'mone MF says...

Montenegro wrote:
The reason it has such low costs is because the housing and buildings in lancashire are the cheapest in the UK. As regards the energy costs this is because the gas and electric meters are all bypassed. Recently I have seen police officers pushing their cars to get to a job (saving on fuel), & on bicycles with flashing blue lights. The other day when I had to produce my driving license they were walking around the police station with candles.
Ha ha ha love it !
[quote][p][bold]Montenegro[/bold] wrote: The reason it has such low costs is because the housing and buildings in lancashire are the cheapest in the UK. As regards the energy costs this is because the gas and electric meters are all bypassed. Recently I have seen police officers pushing their cars to get to a job (saving on fuel), & on bicycles with flashing blue lights. The other day when I had to produce my driving license they were walking around the police station with candles.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha love it ! Cha'mone MF
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5:35pm Sat 28 Jan 12

wulver says...

they would save even more if they stopped using the tax payer funded vehicles (police vehicles) to do their personal shopping in and getting stuck in a fast food drive thru's..... whadya think to that Malcolm Doherty or shall we just let em do what they want ?
they would save even more if they stopped using the tax payer funded vehicles (police vehicles) to do their personal shopping in and getting stuck in a fast food drive thru's..... whadya think to that Malcolm Doherty or shall we just let em do what they want ? wulver
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9:36pm Sun 29 Jan 12

D84 says...

wulver wrote:
they would save even more if they stopped using the tax payer funded vehicles (police vehicles) to do their personal shopping in and getting stuck in a fast food drive thru's..... whadya think to that Malcolm Doherty or shall we just let em do what they want ?
Do you not eat??
[quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: they would save even more if they stopped using the tax payer funded vehicles (police vehicles) to do their personal shopping in and getting stuck in a fast food drive thru's..... whadya think to that Malcolm Doherty or shall we just let em do what they want ?[/p][/quote]Do you not eat?? D84
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7:34pm Mon 30 Jan 12

wulver says...

D84 wrote:
wulver wrote:
they would save even more if they stopped using the tax payer funded vehicles (police vehicles) to do their personal shopping in and getting stuck in a fast food drive thru's..... whadya think to that Malcolm Doherty or shall we just let em do what they want ?
Do you not eat??
yes everybody eats 'D84' but most people go to the supermarket after work or at weekends and not in works time, I take it your not one of these !!!
[quote][p][bold]D84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wulver[/bold] wrote: they would save even more if they stopped using the tax payer funded vehicles (police vehicles) to do their personal shopping in and getting stuck in a fast food drive thru's..... whadya think to that Malcolm Doherty or shall we just let em do what they want ?[/p][/quote]Do you not eat??[/p][/quote]yes everybody eats 'D84' but most people go to the supermarket after work or at weekends and not in works time, I take it your not one of these !!! wulver
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