£550,000 Government grant to improve safety on Scunthorpe estate

Council News
12:36, Tuesday, 28th July 2020

Westcliff Estate in Scunthorpe is to benefit from £550,000 of Government cash to cut crime and improve the community’s safety. The money comes from the Government’s Safer Streets Fund.

The money will be used on a variety of crime reduction measures over the next 12 months. These include new entrance doors and video intercoms on communal flats, new fencing and gates, and potentially redesigning the areas between flats to reduce anti-social behaviour.

The bid to the Government was submitted by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside with support from North Lincolnshire Council, Ongo Homes, Humberside Police and the North Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This is a major investment by the Government that will make a real difference people living, working or visiting the Westcliff Estate.

“The money will be used to reduce crimes that have a major impact on people’s lives – burglary, theft and robbery.

“The council will continue to work with partners to improve community safety across North Lincolnshire.