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Notts set for further £1.4m Safer Streets funding boost

Caroline action shot with Safer Streets warden
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry has welcomed a £1.4m funding announcement today for a flagship scheme making public spaces in Nottinghamshire safer.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire has previously secured a record level of funding across England and Wales through four rounds of the Home Office’s Safer Streets fund.

This has seen a total of more than £5.5m being brought into the area for projects to tackle neighbourhood crime, antisocial behaviour and violence against women and girls.

The Home Office today revealed a further £1.4m will be coming to Nottinghamshire in the fifth round of Safer Streets, which will run over 18 months from October.

“This is incredible news for people in Nottinghamshire as it means we can build even further on some of the trailblazing work we have delivered so far to make public spaces safer, alongside our partners at Nottinghamshire Police and local authorities in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire,” said Commissioner Henry.  

“Some of the projects that have previously been funded include a world-first CCTV refuge point – which allows people in distress to push a button at the bottom of a CCTV camera pole and speak directly to control room operators who can mobilise help. This was launched in Sutton-in-Ashfield and is now being replicated in towns and cities across the country.

“Other Safer Streets schemes helping to make a difference include Safe Spaces in shops where people in distress can find a safe haven, new CCTV cameras in town centres, new street lighting to make people feel safer at night, automatic number plate recognition cameras to stop criminals using our road networks, and Safer Streets wardens who patrol the streets and tackle antisocial behaviour including street drinking and aggressive begging.

“Working with our partners, we have listened to local concerns and come up with a whole package of targeted measures to improve safety, and make people feel safer when they are out and about.

“This new funding means we can continue this great work and make Nottinghamshire’s streets even safer for all.”

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire will now work with partners to determine the areas where the funding could be spent.

Posted on Thursday 6th July 2023
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