Safer Streets funding
In partnership with the OPFCC, we have been successful in securing further funding across two bids through Safer Streets Round 4, to be delivered in West Northants over 2022/23.
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners office (OPFCC) has led on a bid for Northampton and Kettering town centres and are overseeing the £448k spend, with WNC taking a lead on exploring physical improvement opportunities in Northampton Town Centre such as, alleygating, lighting, and CCTV for example. These measures sit alongside work being undertaken by OPFCC including the launch of the Flare app, investment in ID scanning equipment in bars, and the roll out of training to tackle harassment. Find out more about the OPFCC led bids by visiting their website.
A second bid led by us seeks to make improvements to community safety in the Eastern district of Northampton, in the Bellinge and Blackthorn wards.
Bellinge and Blackthorn
£99,000 has been secured for environmental improvements and youth provision.
The work will include
- Reinstate 3 CCTV cameras in Bellinge, Fieldmill Square area, and 3 in Blackthorn Bridge Court area
- New CCTV camera in Spinneyside Walk, Blackthorn
- Improvements to up to 7 underpasses in the Blackthorn area. This work will include improved lighting
- Youth provision in Bellinge
A public spaces protection order is now in place.
Wellingborough Rd/Bouverie estate
Installation of new lighting to improve visibility and reduce dark spaces on the estate has now been completed and shrubbery between the entrance to the estate and the Wellingborough Road has now been removed.
Last updated 02 January 2024