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Residents in the Ketley area of Telford will feel safer and be safer, thanks to a joint £18,000 investment from the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and Telford and Wrekin Council as part of the Safer and Stronger Telford project.

Two solar CCTV columns have been installed on the multi-use games area (MUGA) in Millennium Park. Sanctuary Housing will work in partnership and contribute to the investment, by installing a third CCTV camera overlooking the playground. Improvements will also be made to lighting and pavements in the park.

The investment will help to tackle anti-social behaviour and bullying issues, and is part of a wider project across the Telford area to build safer stronger communities. There have been other investments in CCTV, lighting and other crime reduction initiatives across the borough.  

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said “This is a great example of partnership working to ensure communities are safe and feel safe. I know, as local people have told me, that CCTV and lighting provide deterrents which help build safer communities.

“As PCC, I am committed to continue building on this work so people are not only safe, but they also feel safe in public spaces.”

Telford and Wrekin Council officer for the Safer & Stronger Communities project said: “Good streetlighting makes a difference in so many ways, people feel safer as there are fewer unlit areas which reduces the opportunity for crimes to take place.

“We’re keen to ensure our residents are happy and feel safer where they live and this scheme will certainly help to deliver that for them.”