The Village Notice Board


I am pleased to report that thirty-five police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are to receive Government funding from a £25 million scheme to crack down on burglary and theft in crime hotspots.

The Government’s Safer Streets Fund aims to stop offences that blight communities and cause misery to victims from happening in the first place. Grants of up to £550,000 will be provided to PCCs in England and Wales for projects to improve security in areas particularly affected by acquisitive crimes such as burglary, vehicle theft and robbery.

The money will go towards measures proven to cut crime. These include simple changes to the design of streets such as locked gates around alleyways, increased street-lighting and the installation of CCTV. The funding will also be used to train community wardens, deliver local crime prevention advice to residents and establish Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

Being a strong lobbyist in pressing the West Mercia PCC to provide funding and community support for Hagley I welcome this announcement and look forward to working with the local Policing. It is imperative that the Local Policing Team engage directly with the Hagley community.

Steve Colella and Roger Seabury
Joint Coordinators