Staffordshire has been granted an additional £1M funding as part of the government’s safer street fund
The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the Government’s concerted action to tackle crime, and aims to stop offences that blight communities and cause misery to victims from happening in the first place.
The extra funding will be aimed at improving security in areas particularly affected by acquisitive crimes such as burglary, vehicle theft and robbery.
The £1,010,000 of new funding will go towards measures proven to cut crime. These include simple changes to the design of streets such as locked gates around alleyways, increased street-lighting and the installation of CCTV
Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed the announcement that Staffordshire will receive £1,010,000 in extra funding as part of the Government’s £25 million Safer Streets Fund – delivering on a key Conservative manifesto commitment.
Commenting, Karen said:
“This Government was elected on the promise to crack down on crime and make our streets safer, and the £1,010,000 announced for Staffordshire will help deliver that.
“This new money will help fund proven crime cutting measures, such as increased street lighting, CCTV and locked gates around alleyways – and I am confident that this will prevent and reduce crimes such as burglary and robbery in the areas that need it most.
“I want people everywhere to feel secure in their communities and be able to live their lives free from the threat of crime, and this extra funding for Staffordshire will help make that possible.”