£108K secured to make Hinckley town centre streets safer

Published Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Hinckley town centre is to benefit from £108,000 of funding to reduce crime, create safer neighbourhoods and improve security following a successful bid to the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund.

Man sitting on a desk surrounded by monitors. Monitors displaying images from CCTV cameras and a sign in bottom left corner reading CCTV control room, HinckleySecured in conjunction with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police Commission (PCC) the Hinckley and Bosworth Community Safety Partnership will use the funding to complete a range of safety projects to prevent theft, burglary and robbery in the Hinckley town centre area.

Initiatives will include introducing more CCTV cameras to enhance coverage of the town in key areas. It will also provide additional radios for the radio link scheme managed via the Business Improvement District (BID) which links up businesses, Police and CCTV to ensure timely responses to incidences and increases the chances of evidence gathering and prosecution. 

Also qualifying households will be offered free security upgrades to help make their homes inaccessible to criminals and funding will also be dedicated to removing graffiti.

A total of 40 areas across England and Wales have been chosen to receive grants to tackle neighbourhood crime and clamp down on burglary, robbery and vehicle theft.

Executive Member for Community Safety at the Borough Council Councillor Michael Mullaney, joint chair of the Blaby and Hinckley and Bosworth Community Safety Partnership said

Securing this funding is a welcome boost to tackling neighbourhood crime in Hinckley town centre and will reinforce the investment the Council has made to improve community safety in recent years.

This funding will go towards a host of crime prevention measures including the installation of new and upgraded CCTV and make a difference to our residents and wider communities.

The improvements have been based on data and consultation with local communities and we will now work hard to ensure the improvements are implemented by March 2022. We look forward to updating communities further as the improvements progress.