North East Derbyshire District Council recently announced that the joint bid with Chesterfield Borough Council and Bolsover District Council submitted to the Safer Streets Fund had been successful.
We can now share more detail surrounding some of the planned interventions that the funding will support.
The programme will fund initiatives targeting neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour, with a strong focus on diversionary activities in areas persistently impacted by these crime types/issues.
Activities in North East Derbyshire are set to include:
- Refurbishment of a skate park in Killamarsh and will provide an unstructured facility for young people who do not engage in more traditional structured sports and leisure activities.
- Increased delivery of urban and extreme activities that can be flexibly deployed in priority ASB areas
- Increased target hardening/anti motor vehicle measures and increased security patrols where persistent ASB, vandalism and crime is occurring across the district.
The Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Angelique Foster, who has played an instrumental role in supporting and endorsing the bid on behalf of the Council said, “This funding will deliver visible and sustainable solutions as we work to make North-East Derbyshire safer for law-abiding residents.
“Anti-social behaviour, burglary and theft are frequently raised as matters of concern by local people, which is reflected in my Police and Crime Plan. This Safer Streets funding will boost the capacity to tackle those crimes and build stronger and more resilient communities, thereby delivering on the key priorities within my Plan.
“The Safer Streets bid set out a detailed plan of action and I was pleased to support it. It is important that we tackle the problems that matter most to our residents and crack down on crime.”
Councillor Carolyn Renwick, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Assets and Community Safety at North East Derbyshire District Council said: “We are determined to crack down on ASB by providing measures of support, activities and stronger enforcement where needed to provide a balanced approach that will help strengthen community relationships.”