Almost £1 million to be spent on increasing CCTV, lighting, and safety of women and girls in South Yorkshire
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The grant is aimed at reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, with targeted campaigns also benefiting from the funding, with a focus on violence against women and girls.
Two county-wide campaigns are receiving a portion of the funding: Crimestoppers' campaign to reduce neighbourhood crime, and South Yorkshire Police work to reduce violence against women and girls “in the night-time economy”.
All four South Yorkshire districts will receive a share of the fund for individual projects, which include the following plans:
CCTV installation on London Road, Abbeydale Road and surrounding residential streets
VAWG educational programme focusing on attitudinal/behavioural change targeting boys and young men
CCTV installation in strategic locations across the borough
Streetlighting improvements in Scawsby to reduce ASB
Solar lighting for footpaths on Wadworth Green
Youth Association Outreach Project
Targeted crime prevention advice and improved home security measures
Positive outreach activity for young people
CCTV on town centre to hospital routes
CCTV, improved street lighting, and outreach and partnership work in Goldthorpe and Measborough Dike
South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings, said: “The money awarded to South Yorkshire will build on improvements already seen in previous rounds of Safer Streets funding and aims to expand the safety and security in those areas that local residents have most concern.”
£42 million was allocated to counties across the UK in the fifth round of funding, with each getting a maximum grant of £1 million.
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