In 2022, the OPCC and partners submitted a successful bid for £696,611 to the Home Office for Safer Streets 4.
The programme will run in the 18 months, up to September 2023. It will target specific parts of Hemlington and Pallister Park, Middlesbrough
These areas have been selected for Safer Streets 4 due to their disproportionately high levels of antisocial behaviour
At regular monthly project meetings, it was agreed that some of the funding should be re-allocated as follows:
£10,500 for kick rails to block access to off road motorbikes. This was originally awarded to Thirteen Housing for land in Hemlington. However, it was decided that it would be more beneficial to place the kick rails on Middlesbrough Council land, in Pallister Park. That’s because there are now more issues in this location with off road bikes. Funding has,therefore, been transferred from Thirteen Housing to Middlesbrough Borough Council.
£30,000 for sports need analysis and delivery. Originally, this was held by the OPCC for commissioning sports interventions. However, the sports’ play area has since been completely burnt out. It now needs to be replaced with a more resilient surface before any sports activities can take place. Funding of £30,000 has now been transferred to Middlesbrough Borough Council to do this.
The revised breakdown of the funding is now as follows:
- Middlesbrough Borough Council – £494,453
- Thirteen Housing – £28,000
- Fire Brigade – £19,158
- Fire Support Network – £15,000
- Safer Communities – £65,000
- Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland – £45,000
- Cleveland Police – £30,000