Safer Streets Fund 1 and 2

These were designed to prevent neighbourhood crimes such as burglary, robbery and theft. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in partnership with Local Authorities were able to bid for these opportunities to enable investment in areas, based on LSOA boundaries that are disproportionately affected by neighbourhood crimes. The purpose was to implement both physical and community-based interventions such as improved street lighting, home security, alley gating and CCTV coverage to prevent crime taking place.

 

 


Safer Streets Round 1

 

Funding start date: 20/10                               Funding end date: 30/6/21     

 

Area of Focus:  Gillingham (North) Medway

 

Targeted crime prevention activity within an LSOA in Gillingham North, which included the following:

  • Removal of fly-tipping and increased waste and recycling collections to improve street scene and deter crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Installation of CCTV
  • Graffiti removal and installation of additional street litter bins
  • Community clean up and planting 
  • Crime prevention equipment and advice on safety / security to residents
  • Community signposting and referring.

 

Total Awarded:  £111,000

 


Safer Streets 2

 

Funding start date: 3/6/21                          Funding end date: 31/3/22

 

Areas of Focus:  Ramsgate (Harbour and Town Centre)

                           Canterbury (Whitefriars & John Dane Gardens)

 

Targeted crime prevention activity within the Whitefriars and John Dane Gardens area of Canterbury which includes the following:

  • Installation of CCTV
  • Setting up of a CCTV viewing suite to support Police Investigations
  • Highlighting security risks, bike marking
  • Creation of a neighbourhood watch scheme
  • Provision of a range of safety and security advice to residents through a multi-partnership approach, community signposting and referring.

                   

 

Targeted crime prevention activity within the Harbour and Town Centre area of Ramsgate which includes the following:

  • Awareness raising around mopeds and thefts of mopeds
  • Graffiti removal
  • Installation of street lighting
  • Alleygating
  • Waste removal
  • Community safety events
  • Safety advice offered to shed owners and allotment keepers
  • A range of safety and security advice to residents through a multi-partnership approach, community signposting and referring.

 

 Total Awarded to Ramsgate:     £387,078

 Total Awarded to Canterbury:   £382,358

 

 


Watch Matthew Scott in Gillingham, looking at the successful Safer Streets Project there.