On 28 January 2021, the Home Office announced the launch of the Safer Streets 2 Fund.
It aims to prevent acquisitive crimes such as theft, robbery and burglary in some of the
most vulnerable communities.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) submitted a bid in partnership with
local councils and Cleveland Police.
The bid made with Stockton Borough Council was successful in receiving £366,289.
The project will target Stockton town centre – an area selected due to the disproportionally high levels of acquisitive crime. The aim of funding is to do the following:
- Reduce acquisitive crimes in Stockton Town Centre;
- Reduce the fear of crime in the area;
- improve residents’ perception of safety
- Increase awareness around local crime prevention activity.
Project delivery will be led by Stockton Borough Council with oversight and accountability from
Funding will be used to deliver the following
- Installation of static and mobile CCTV cameras
- Additional and improved street lighting
- Regeneration of alley gates
- Installation of target hardening packs for domestic properties
- Target hardening of void properties
- Crime Prevention Training
Breakdown of the funding is as follows:
- CCTV – £199,801
- Street Lighting – £27,900
- Alley Gates – £43,382
- Target Hardening – £64,914
- Crime Prevention Training – £4,650
Total for Stockton Borough Council – £340,647
Oversight and Administration – £25,642
Stockton Borough Council is providing a total of £117,000 in match funding.
The OPCC has, therefore, approved funding of £340,647 for Stockton Borough Council to deliver the agreed outputs for Safer Streets 2 Stockton town centre