Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, has secured £436,994 from the Home Office’s Safer Streets fund to work alongside Barrow Borough Council, Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Constabulary to improve the safety of the area off Salthouse Road in Barrow-in-Furness.
The Safer Streets Fund is a £25 million scheme which has been set up by the Home Office to tackle residential burglary and theft. Burglary and theft are the crimes the public are most likely to experience and are estimated to cost billions of pounds every year. Research shows that these crimes can be prevented by tactics that decrease opportunities for criminals to commit crime or increase the chances of an offender being caught.
The money will go towards measures proven to cut crime and make residents feel safer in their homes. These include increased and upgraded street-lighting, crime prevention advice, home security surveys and improvements to home security, all provided free of charge (up to a maximum value). The home owner’s permission will be sought before any work can be carried out, and the scheme will not be responsible for any upkeep or repairs once the work is carried out or security products provided.
Local residents can volunteer to be part of this project, to make a difference in their own community by talking to neighbours and helping them to have a voice and be heard. They can signpost residents who need extra support to those that can help. The volunteers will receive training in crime prevention and will be supported to carry out home security surveys in their neighbourhood and make recommendations for security improvements that can be carried out at no cost to the residents. Due to COVID-19 and the Government’s restrictions, all training and volunteering will be carried out in compliance with all regulations, both national and local, to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone involved.
To be part of this project as either a volunteer or to request a free of charge home security survey please email SaferStreets@barrowbc.gov.uk
Or telephone John Irving on 01229 876 543
Safer Streets Fund Notice
Safer Streets Survey
Privacy Notice and Consent
The information you provide will be held by Barrow Borough Council and the Cumbria Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and will be used to allow you to be contacted in relation to the Safer Streets Fund Barrow project. Information will be retained on a database at the Cumbria Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for statistical and monitoring purposes. We will treat your personal information in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and we will keep it for at least six years from the date of your last contact with the Safer Streets Fund Barrow Project.
Your personal information will not be shared with third parties or used for other purposes unless we are required to do so by law or you have given us your consent to do so (for example to share information with your landlord or funding partners). No personal information will be published.