Government award £1m to prevent crime in part of Stoke-on-Trent

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More than £1 million is to be spent on security measures in Stoke-on-Trent as part of the Government's Safer Streets Fund.

It follows a successful bid for the funding through the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office.

It aims to provide cash to improve security in areas particularly affected by crimes such as burglary, vehicle theft and robbery.

The money is to be spent on measures in Fenton and Northwood, including: 

  • the replacement of insecure doors and windows,
  • installation of security gates,
  • improved lighting and fitting of intruder alarms,
  • home CCTV systems,
  • re-deployable CCTV cameras to be used as a visible deterrent in hotspot locations

Welcoming the news, Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime, Matthew Ellis said: "The impact of burglary and theft on individuals and their communities is significant, which is why this investment is more important than ever before, especially with the additional challenges currently affecting our way of life.

"We will continue to work closely with partners to effectively cut crime such as burglary and theft, but this substantial grant provides a real opportunity for us to positively impact on the quality of life of those living in areas particularly affected by these crimes."

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