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Funding for Safer Streets projects on Executive agenda

Community safety

06 October 2022

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North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive will meet next week to discuss how nearly £550K of Home Office Safer Streets funding should be spent to make two North Northants areas safer and better places to live.

The funding will be used for a range of community safety improvements on the Queensway estate in Wellingborough and the All Saints area of Kettering.

In both areas, the funding will help control access to alleyways where anti-social behaviour and crime are causing problems for local residents, as well as plans to extend the CCTV networks. It is also proposed that work is completed to provide and improve community facilities, such as outdoor gym equipment on the Queensway, to divert young people away from crime. 

Both areas these projects focus on suffer from disproportionate levels of crime and anti-social behaviour and the funding would make a real difference to the communities. If the report is agreed at next week’s Executive, the projects will be able to start, and residents should begin to see noticeable differences across the Queensway estate in Wellingborough and All Saints area of Kettering. Throughout the projects, we plan to work with residents and homeowners to ensure that the work completed meets the needs of the communities.Cllr Matt Binley, the council’s Executive Member for Housing, Communities and Levelling Up
I look forward to discussing this report with Members. Improving local areas is a key priority for us as a Council and if approved, the team at the council will work with partners including Northamptonshire Office of Police and Fire Crime Commissioner and Greatwell Homes on implementing improvements.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

The funding for these projects has been awarded by central Government.

The Executive will meet on Thursday 13 October from 10am at the Corby Cube and the full agenda is available online.