More than £400,000 to make “permanent impact” on crime

Communities / Sat 12th Jun 2021 at 08:49am

ESSEX Police is to receive more than £400,000 from the Government to crack down on crime as the country begins to re-open from the pandemic.

A total of £432,000 – from the Safer Streets Fund – will pay for projects to crack down on crimes like burglary, vehicle theft and robbery. For example, by increasing street lighting and CCTV.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, said: “This is all about prevention. Nationally we have had conversations about what we can do on prevention.

“The Government wanted to make money available in a one off capital investment that would have a permanent impact.”

Mr Hirst added: “This is much more about long term investment to make sure spaces are safer and crime can’t thrive.”

The third round of the Safer Streets Fund opens today (Monday, June 7) and provides another opportunity to bid from a fund of £25 million for the year 2021/22.

This next round of funding will focus on helping make women and girls feel safer on the streets and change attitudes and behaviours in local communities.

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2 Comments for More than £400,000 to make “permanent impact” on crime:

gary roberts
2021-06-12 20:35:38

£400,000 to cover the whole of Essex will have a “permanent impact” on crime. Really? Mr. Halfon must have been reading that 2010 note in the Treasury again, and again to believe this nonsense. Can anyone tell how much will come to Harlow?

Someone with a brain
2021-06-22 05:58:28

Gary, I’d like to know where they estimate that 400,000 will have any effect on the towns in and around Essex. Harlow probably gets 50 quid of it...

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