Safer streets Fund to benefit towns across Flintshire
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Flintshire 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 area’s streets even safer.
It aims to benefit everyone who visits, lives, or works in the county.
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, Flintshire County 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 6 HD re-deployable CCTV cameras linked to Council Control room
Target hardening and crime prevention packs including video door bells, security lighting, property marking kits
Funding of facilities, services and activities for young people within these areas.
Significant environmental works increasing lighting and security of public pathways linking residential streets and public transport infrastructure.
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 Flintshire, 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.