Safer streets Fund continues to benefit towns across north Wales
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Holyhead was announced last year as having been successful in the latest Safer Streets initiative.
The project is an extensive programme that sees a determination to make the town’s streets even safer.
It aims to benefit everyone who visits, lives, or works in the area.
The fourth round of funding provided by the Government is specifically aimed at preventing violence against women and girls in public, neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour.
It will enable the roll out extra CCTV and streetlighting, as well as provide additional patrols to make areas safer and crimes easier to detect.
The project will also expand work to change attitudes and behaviours and prevent these crimes happening in the first place, through a partnership between North Wales Police, Cyngor Ynys Mon, Gwynedd and Ynys Mon Community Safety Partnership, Holyhead Town council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Safer Streets Fund allows forces and local authorities to invest in transformative crime intervention initiatives, such as:
Deployment of additional 21 HD CCTV cameras and upgrade Leisure Centre CCTV cameras, and link to Cyngor Ynys Mon control room.
Deployment of additional and the upgrading of existing street lighting to improve the accessibility, security and surveillance of the Town area.
Provision of fitness and self-defence classes to Women and Girls.
Provision of gym equipment for girls only classes within the High School.
Provision of target hardening and crime prevention packs to local residents
Targeted additional high visibility Police Patrols
Provision of new Youth Shelters, outreach work and equipment for existing Youth facilities.
Delivery of bespoke educational products into schools re Anti-Social Behaviour (causes, impact and consequences)
There is no excuse for abuse of any kind. Reducing incidence of crime is paramount and that’s why we are working hard on prevention and early intervention in Holyhead, particularly in tackling violence against women and girls and Anti-social behaviour generally.
Evaluation of the Safer Streets Fund shows that this investment makes communities feel safer. People in communities that have had extra CCTV and street lighting installed are less likely to worry about being mugged or robbed.