What is Safer Streets?

Safer Streets is a Home Office grant fund which supports police forces to tackle neighbourhood crime.

The funding can be used on various security improvements, including home security, increased street lighting, more CCTV cameras, property marking and covert tactics used to prevent neighbourhood crime.

 

What are the aims of Safer Streets?

  • To make your streets and communities safer.
  • To use tried and tested methods to prevent and reduce neighbourhood crime.
  • To support victims of crime.
  • To work with local businesses to block routes for the disposal of stolen property.
  • To safeguard communities.
  • To catch and convict those committing neighbourhood crime.

 

How much funding has been awarded for Safer Streets in Gwent?

The police and crime commissioner for Gwent has received nearly £700,000 from the Home Office.

That’s the single biggest allocation to a police force or local authority in Wales and will be used to tackle burglary, robbery and theft in Pillgwenlly in Newport and Rhymney in Caerphilly.

We have delivered 3500 crime prevention packs and Smartwater markers to residents of Pillgwenlly and 2000 to Rhymney residents.