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Free home security devices coming to vulnerable homes in Nottingham

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Free home security devices such as Ring doorbells are among a range of new interventions coming to the Clifton and Bulwell areas after a new wave of funding.

The free security upgrades also include PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor) lighting, window and door locks, and exterior locks for sheds and garages.

Specific areas in Bulwell and Clifton will receive a visit from a specially trained burglary reduction officer who will conduct a threat assessment of the property and advise what kinds of safety equipment may be required to keep the people inside safe.

As well as this the areas are set to benefit from new HD-CCTV cameras, new automatic number plate recognition cameras, environmental improvements and activities to positively change the attitudes of young people.

This work comes after the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire has invested £333,000 in Nottingham City as part of the latest round of Safer Streets projects launching around the county.

Due to a change in regulations only allowing for a maximum of three bids, which would have excluded the city. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire has committed the additional funding for projects in Nottingham City to ensure the people of Nottingham don’t miss out.

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry said: “I was determined to ensure that Nottingham did not miss out on this latest round of Safer Streets interventions that the county are set to benefit from.

“Providing this additional £333,000 from my office’s budget will ensure that the people of Nottingham will see the impact that additional CCTV, free home security devices, and environmental improvements on how safe they feel while out and about in Clifton and Bulwell.

“The Safer Streets partnership has been incredibly successful in the city, and we look forward to continuing to work with our partners at Nottinghamshire Police and Nottingham City Council to make Nottingham even safer.”

The previous round of activity was targeted around the Arboretum, Bestwood and Top Valley and Radford and The Park and - alongside the continuing hard work of Nottinghamshire Police and Nottingham City Council’s Community Protection Team – helped drive a combined reduction of 56% in house burglary, a 22% fall in vehicle crime, a 36% drop in violence against women and girls in public, and a 16% reduction in antisocial behaviour.

This was in the 12 months from October 2022 when the project started, compared to the previous three-year average.

City North Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Paul Ferguson said: “We’re delighted to be receiving this influx of Safer Streets funding which will help make residents in Bulwell feel even safer.

“That money is going to be spent improving the lives of local people, tackling antisocial behaviour and target hardening homes, all to make people feel safer in their own homes.

“New CCTV and ANPR will also make people feel safe while out and about in open spaces particularly around the town centre, Bulwell Bogs area and tram routes.”

District Commander for the City South Stephen Dalby said: “We’re going to be doing a lot of what we refer to as target hardening in Clifton, which is trying to address the issues of acquisitive crime in the area.

“This includes burglary, theft and auto crime offences which have a significant impact on the community and their feelings of safety.

“Being able to provide things such as ring doorbells, PIR lighting, and door and window locks will make a huge impact to properties around Clifton, particularly those in the vicinity of the Flower Park.”

Safer Streets is an ongoing partnership between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottingham City Council among other local authorities across Nottinghamshire.

To report antisocial behaviour in your neighbourhood, call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or visit the web page linked below to report.

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Posted on Thursday 7th March 2024
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