PCC John Campion has committed to funding CCTV for 144 residential properties in Bromsgrove through his Community Safety Partnerships grant.
An application from Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) was made to the Police and Crime Commissioner requesting half the funding to support installation of CCTV to protect residents and properties on the Burcot Estate.
Residents from the estate were surveyed by bdht and partners and only 55% felt safe in their neighbourhood, prompting this drive to make them feel more safe and secure alongside other crime reduction methods. The CCTV is hoped to be installed in June 2022, and will be a visible deterrent for those considering committing ASB and crime.
PCC John Campion said “It is great to see partnership working with local housing associations such as bdht. Their provision of match funding to make the community feel safer and reassured is exactly why I offer these grants to the community.
“No resident of West Mercia should feel unsafe in their own home, I hope with the introduction of this CCTV it shows that local associations, organisations and the police are there to make them be safe and feel safe,”
John Whitwam from bdht said “We are proud to be working with the local community and investing over £1m in regeneration of the area. We are working jointly with the Police and PCC supporting the residents to make their community better.”