Chesterfield CCTV Improvement
Chesterfield Borough Council to install CCTV to fight crimes like vehicle theft, burglary and robbery.
16:38 10 June 2021
Chesterfield Borough Council has been recently awarded £432,000 funding by the Home Office to improve security and safety in various neighbourhoods prone to crimes like robbery, burglary and vehicle theft. The safety of women and young girls, in particular, is said to be a priority for the scheme.
Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, has offered some insight as to how the money will be spent.
She said: “I’m pleased that we were successful in this bid, which will bolster our ongoing work to improve and enhance our communities, and quality of life for local people.
“It will fund a number of measures that will help make local people feel even safer in our neighbourhoods and town centre, including improved CCTV cameras, enhanced street lighting, secure bicycle storage and several other projects which will be delivered alongside partners.”
Meanwhile, Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster welcomed the announcement, saying: “This funding will make a tangible difference to community safety. As a partnership we are all working hard to make Chesterfield a safer place to live and work and by focusing on specific issues we will drive down crime in a targeted way.
I’m particularly pleased to see that street lighting will be boosted which will both deter crime and increase the feelings of safety, especially for women and girls, as will the enhanced CCTV.”