We help secure £550,000 funding to fight crime in Hillfields
This week a £550,000 Safer Street Funds grant was awarded to Hillfields in Coventry to help fight crime in the area.
The Safer Street Fund is a £25million Government initiative to tackle burglary and theft in crime hotspots throughout the UK.
The money awarded to Hillfields will be used to install new CCTV, lampposts and residents will be given home security packs to help deter crooks and will be encouraged to join the Street Watch scheme in a bid to help improve community safety.
As a key partner and land owner in Hillfieds, we worked closely with Coventry City Council and the police to finalise the Hillfields bid for the Safer Street Fund. We are part of the Council’s working group on the bid and our homes along with others in Hillfields will benefit from the funding.
Our Director of Housing Peter Gill says: “It’s great news for us and our customers that we’ve been successful in securing £550,000 to help improve community safety in the Hillfields area of Coventry.
“This is the maximum grant available and I’m delighted that the Government is starting to acknowledge the problems we have with crime in Hillfields and are committed to helping us improve community safety.
“I’m certain our customers will welcome the news and will want to work in partnership to help us reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in the neighbourhood.”
The deputy leader of Coventry City Council, Abdul Khan, adds: “This is great news for the residents of Hillfields. We are pleased that we have been successful in our bid for the Safer Streets funding.
“This extra funding will help us to make Hillfields a safer and more welcoming part of the city.”
The Hillfields Safer Street Fund has been allocated a Home Office lead and we’ll continue to be part of Coventry City Council’s working group to deliver the bid.