Deputy Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner visits Newark to hand-deliver prizes from recent safety survey paid for by Home Office's Safer Streets project
The deputy police and crime commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Emma Foody, visited Newark to hand-deliver prizes from a recent safety survey.
She presented Paul Mallory with a 4G solar-powered security camera, which he won in a prize draw for completing the Safer Streets residents’ survey.
The questionnaire gathered feedback on a £550,000 safety project, paid for through the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund, to deliver a series of measures to prevent burglary, vehicle crime and theft.
Also receiving a high-tech security camera for his home was Newark resident Anthony Simpson, who won second prize.
Safer Streets has paid for a series of improvements, including the introduction of a dedicated burglary reduction officer, free security upgrades such as new fencing, high-security doors and windows and 4G solar-powered security cameras at burglary victims’ homes and neighbouring properties in the Chatham Court and Northgate areas, as well as upgraded street lighting and automatic number plate recognition cameras.
Residents living in these areas were asked to complete a short online survey to help determine if the investment was making a difference to their lives.
Respondents were entered into a free prize draw.
Paul, 50, who lives with his wife and four children, said: “We are delighted to have won something that will help us improve our security.
“We have lived here for 11 years and while we have not had any problems with crime ourselves, it just makes you feel much more secure to have a camera, especially at the back of the property where we have the back garden and our shed. We are apprehensive when we go away and this will give us more protection.
“Projects like this one are always a good thing. Anything that stops crime happening in the first place is good for everyone. It just helps you to feel more protected and less vulnerable.”