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Your personal safety, your peace of mind, means everything to us here at Gwent Police. And through our Safer Streets projects, and in partnership with local community groups, we’re making your area a safer place to live, work and visit.
Safer Streets is a Home Office grant fund that supports police forces to prevent, reduce and tackle neighbourhood crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and violence against women and girls (VAWG) – when it happens, where it happens, before it happens.
We’ve recently secured £746,702 in additional Safer Streets funding (the largest single sum we’ve ever received) to help us tackle anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood crime.
“Everyone has a right to feel safe in the areas in which they live, and we continue with our commitment to protecting and reassuring our communities.”
Right now, we’re putting this funding to use to deter and tackle ASB and other offences like burglary, robbery and theft across six areas in Gwent – Alway in Newport, Blackwood, Brynmawr, Caldicot, Cwmbran and Tredegar).
We’re able to use this Safer Streets funding in the way that we, and community partners, believe will be most effective for your community. We’re doing practical things like carrying out security improvements, and additional CCTV cameras, as well as using covert tactics to prevent neighbourhood crime and diversionary measures to prevent ASB.
Not only does the funding mean that we can introduce new measures and initiatives to increase public safety and tackle neighbourhood crime, but - with our partners - we can continue to invest in vital engagement and education.
We’re working to change attitudes towards inappropriate behaviour and actions. We’re practically supporting those at risk of committing anti-social behaviour in the future. And, of course, we’re continuing to bring those intent on causing harm and disorder to justice.
As part of our Safer Streets commitment, we’re giving our people a safe place to go, with educational youth outreach programmes delivered by youth workers at new or refurbished youth shelters and centres.
If you’d like to share any thoughts or suggestions, or you’d just like to know more about the work we’re doing where you live, please email [email protected].
(You’ll also find more information about past and present Safer Streets projects and initiatives on the ‘Our work so far’ page).
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