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Safer Streets

Safer Streets: Round Five

Safer Streets Round 5 was launched by the Home Office in July 2023, with a direct funding model rather than competitive application process being used. The PCC for Warwickshire had access to £1m of funding, £465,000 in the second half of 2023/24 and £535,000 in 2024/25.

An application for the full £1m funding was submitted to the Home Office and this was agreed in October 2023


Project 1- CCTV

Warwick DC - installation of additional cameras in the Leamington town centre area, covering access and egress routes from the town. Focusing on all crime types, including neighbourhood crime, ASB and VAWG.

Nuneaton & Bedworth BC- a new Nomad camera for The Dingle location. This will complete the extensive work from Round Four and cover the green area further down where nuisance motorbikes have been displaced to.

Stratford DC- installation of additional new cameras around the outer town centre, and the employment of a CCTV controller for a 12-month period.

North Warks BC- installation/upgrading of additional new cameras sited in LSOA areas in the borough, with consideration to Coleshill, Atherstone and Polesworth. Increased monitoring of CCTV for the CCTV control room. 3 additional fly tipping cameras

Rugby BC- Upgrading of the town centre CCTV systems, software and hardware upgrades to allow some expansion of the system, plus the installation of additional cameras at Millennium Green.


Project 2- ASB and VAWG Hotspots

Warwick DC - Street Marshals (x4) and Street Wardens (x2 plus vehicle) to provide extensions to schemes already in place for Leamington town centre, targeting various crime issues.

Nuneaton & Bedworth BC - Further targeting hardening measures at The Dingle to support the previous Round Four work and tackling the displacement onto the adjacent field.

Rugby BC - Installation of additional lamp columns to increase the lighting in the Millennium Green area, plus the installation of additional help points in the town centre.


Project 3- Empowerment

WCC Community Safety Team -

  • community empowerment events, targeted at the LSOA’s with the highest rates of ASB, VAWG and neighbourhood crime.
  • carrying out at least 20 events with partnership agencies.
  • purchasing of crime prevention equipment and funding for room hire.

Following this WCC will target interventions identified from the community events, including public areas and routes to school where there is a fear of crime. To carry out interventions such as community payback removing vegetation, upgrade to lighting and removal of street furniture.

Warwick DC - to provide bystander training to staff regarding NTE.

Warwickshire Police - training of officers/staff on behaviour detection, focusing on Nuneaton Town centre, Leamington Town centre and Rugby town centres.

Rugby BC -  Millennium Community Garden project to compliment all the other work being carried out in the area.

Crimestoppers - educational and awareness projects focussing on VAWG and targeted to the 3 town centre areas.

WCC- continue to employ the Safer Streets Co-ordinator.