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Safer Streets Funding Doubled by UK Government

The UK Government has announced it will double the Safer Streets fund to provide better lighting and CCTV in parks and alleyways. 

The Safer Streets Fund aims to stop offences that blight communities and cause misery to victims from happening in the first place. Initially, up to £25m was pledged to Police Crime Commissioners (PCCs), but this has now been increased to over £45m. 

PCCs can apply for funding to improve safety measures in areas affected by crime and pay for CCTV measures, improved lighting, and alarm systems. 

WCCTV has worked with several PCCs who have made successful bids to fund their investment in redeployable CCTV cameras. 

Redeployable CCTV is ideal for temporary, mobile or semi-permanent applications and helps capture or deter crimes in areas where fixed CCTV doesn't exist. 

Police and local authorities can use cameras to target specific hot-spot areas with the flexibility to move them to new locations if requirements change.

WCCTV Redeployable CCTV Camera Grant Funding

Redeployable CCTV for Local Authorities 

Below are several case studies from police forces and local authorities who have utilised Safer Street funding to invest in redeployable CCTV and proactively tackle crime in areas where fixed CCTV can't reach.

CCTV Funding Case Study #1: Cheshire Police

Cheshire Police installed four WCCTV Redeployable Cameras following a successful Safer Streets Fund application.

The police will use the cameras to target hotspot locations associated with high levels of anti-social behaviour, drug-dealing and criminal damage across the Bewsey and Whitecross areas of Warrington. 

Cheshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, David Keane, secured £550,000 from the Safer Street Fund, which has been used to purchase the cameras alongside several other innovative crime-fighting tools.

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WCCTV Cheshire Police Case Study

CCTV Funding Case Study #2: Northumbria Police and North Tyneside Council

Northumbria Police and North Tyneside Council joined forces to launch Safer North Tyneside – a partnership specifically focused on tackling anti-social behaviour.

The initiative was part-funded by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness’ Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), who received £1.6 million in government funding.  

They highlighted several 'hot spot' locations where crime rates were particularly high and identified the use of WCCTV's cameras as an effective method of proactively tackling these ongoing issues.

Northumbria Police recently released figures that indicated a 40% reduction in anti-social behaviour across the region, pointing to the success the cameras have had in deterring criminal activity at the targeted locations. 

WCCTV Safer North Tyneside Case Study 

CCTV Funding Case Study #3: West Midlands Police and Coventry City Council

West Midlands Police have utilised funding from the UK Government's Safer Streets initiative to bolster their fleet of WCCTV's Redeployable CCTV Cameras.

The force has purchased a total of 15 new redeployable cameras which will be placed at key locations, including on busy roads, places with higher than average crime and anti-social behaviour rates, and spots where there was previously no CCTV coverage.

West Midland's Police and Crime Commissioner's office prepared and submitted a detailed bid to the government, which saw them awarded close to £500,000 to invest in crime reduction initiatives.

WCCTV Redeployable CCTV for Police - West Midlands Police Install

WCCTV and West Midlands Police Case Study

WCCTV helps its clients deliver real results such as prosecutions, reduced crime and improved neighbourhood safety by providing the highest quality technology backed by world-class customer support services.

Ready to learn more about how Redeployable CCTV can improve street safety? Contact us today on 0800 470 4630 or email sales@wcctv.com

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