Funding to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Worksop

Funding to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Worksop

The latest Safer Streets project in Worksop is helping to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime as well as helping residents to feel safer in their community.

Bassetlaw District Council has received £166k from the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as part of funding secured from the Home Office in the latest round of Safer Streets.

The latest project aims to target crime, anti-social behaviour and improve public safety in the Sandy Lane area of Worksop. Initiatives will include the installation of 10 new 4G CCTV cameras, along with new gates and fencing near residential blocks, in addition to environmental improvements.

Cllr Lynne Schuller, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing she said: “We want to target the causes of ASB and criminal activity in this part of Worksop and increase a feeling of safety for residents. Our Vision 2040 sees us commit to improving lifestyles and health outcomes. This action will help us to do this, as well as improving the visual aspects of the surrounding area it will improve feelings of safety and have a positive impact on our residents.

“We’d like to thank the Police and Crime Commissioner for securing this funding which will have a positive impact on Sandy Lane and the people who live here.”

Caroline Henry, Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, added; “I am incredible excited to see that Worksop is set to benefit from this new round of Safer Streets funding secured by my office.

“We have seen some fantastic results in the past by bringing interventions such as a street warden project, improved lighting, and new refuge point CCTV cameras.

“We know that good CCTV, environmental improvements and fencing to close off vulnerable areas does make people feel safer, and that is what Safer Streets is all about.

“I welcome the ongoing partnership with Bassetlaw District Council and Nottinghamshire police to keep the people of Worksop safe.”

Environmental works have already started in the area with Pocket Park, on the corner of Sandy Lane and Gateford Road, being cleared of overgrown shrubs, hedges, and trees.

This work has already helped to deter drug activity, after signs of drug use and dealing were uncovered as part of the clear up work, along with empty drinks bottles and cans.

Further environmental works will help to improve the look and feel of the area for residents, in addition to improved visibility for CCTV coverage of the area.

Additional measures proposed for the area include new low-level fencing and gating to provide improved security for residents around Colbeck House and the surrounding area. Engagement on these measures has been taking place with residents.

Pictured: Front left to right (foreground) are; Inspector Hayley Crawford of Nottinghamshire Police, Cllr Lynne Schuller, Cabinet Member for Health and Well-being at Bassetlaw District Council, Caroline Henry, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Nikala Elliott, Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager at Bassetlaw District Council, along with Bassetlaw District Council’s Safer Streets Wardens.

Last Updated on Friday, March 8, 2024