Safer Streets Fund
The Safer Streets Fund is a Home Office fund originally launched in 2020 allowing Police and Crime Commissioners and local authorities to apply for funding for crime prevention plans.
Round One – Barrow 2020-21
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall secured £436,994 from the first round of the Safer Streets Fund, aimed at tackling burglary, robbery and theft in crime hotspots. The fund focused on residential locations and targets specified areas where there is a disproportionate and persistently high crime rate of acquisitive crimes. Round one of the Safer Streets fund helped to put in place preventative measures to stop such crimes from happening in the Salthouse Road area of Barrow.
To find out more about Round One read the Safer Streets Newsletter
Round Two – Workington 2021-22
Safer Streets Fund Round Two is designed to reduce neighbourhood crime, making residents feel safer and reduce demand on the police. Our successful bid for £311,3584 will focus on residential burglary in the St Michael’s area of Workington.
- Provide safer homes packs to protect 1300 homes.
- Improve the security of 150 homes.
- Install a new lighting scheme in Vulcan Park.
- Install CCTV at St Michael’s Nursery and Infants School.
- Provide 100 UV torches to the police of Workington to help them recover stolen property.
- Upgrade the street lighting in:-
– Lonsdale Street
– Clay Street
– Milburn Street
– Harcourt Street
– Fletcher Street
– York Street
– Gladstone Street
If you live within this area, please contact our Safer Streets Team to receive your free crime prevention products and to book a home visit with our friendly staff. You may be eligible for free security improvements for your home, carried out by our trusted fitters at no cost to you.
Telephone 0300 124 0112 ext 44776 or 44492
If you have been affected by crime or antisocial behaviour and would like support, please visit Cumbria Together www.cumbriatogether.com to access a trusted network of support organisations.