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Further funding secured to cut crime on Scunthorpe estate

A successful scheme to improve the lives of residents living on the Westcliff Estate in Scunthorpe has received a further boost with additional funding secured by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). 

In July 2020 the OPCC, in partnership with social housing provider Ongo Homes, secured £550,000 from the Home Office Safer Streets Fund to implement safety measures to homes and outbuildings aimed at cutting acquisitive crime such as robbery and burglary and making residents safer.

Now, a further £100,000 for additional interventions has been received after the OPCC applied for more funding which will pay for safety measures such as:

  • Secure cycle pods and bike locks
  • Bike register kits
  • Secure garage doors
  • Motorcycle security including anchor points and secure chains
  • Personal CCTV units
  • Smart House alarms
  • Development of communal areas
  • Additional secure communal doors
  • And an increase in the Community Chest fund, empowering local residents to bid for community safety projects

PCC Keith Hunter said: "I am delighted my office has been successful in bidding for extra funding for this project which is already making a positive impact for Westcliff residents. This opportunity allows us to enhance the project and deliver further against the original project plan. The project has already demonstrated tangible results, built momentum and increased engagement with the local community."

You can read more information about the Safer Streets Fund in the original funding announcement from July 2020 HERE

Posted on Tuesday 5th January 2021