Vulnerable homes in one of Cambridgeshire’s crime hot spots will receive greater home security thanks to a successful bid awarded to The Bobby Scheme by the government’s Safer Streets Fund.
The funding, which forms part of the Cambridgeshire OPCC’s project to improve safety across the county, will support a minimum of 200 properties considered ‘at risk’ in the Arbury area of Cambridge City.
To help safeguard residents, The Bobby Scheme will install crime prevention measures such as door and window lock replacements, video doorbells, door chains, letterbox deflectors and safeguarding home safety advice from our qualified team.
All measures put in place will follow strict Covid-secure protocols, which we have been doing since the start of the pandemic to ensure vulnerable residents continue to be protected from residential burglary and abuse. A ‘gold, silver, bronze’ approach will be taken to ensure that those with the highest need get the most support.
The remainder will fund a programme of community engagement and development, as well as project management to support residents in developing sustainable approaches to preventing residential burglary in their community.
The Bobby Scheme’s Trust Manager, Perri Selwood, welcomes the project funding. She says “We’re delighted to have received extra funding from the government’s Safer Streets project to protect the most vulnerable residents in our community. This will enable our dedicated team of Bobbies to help even more people to feel safe in their homes and protect themselves against crime.’
For more information about The Bobby Scheme’s Safer Streets funding, please contact us here.
Click here for an article from the Home Office on the wider nationwide Safer Streets project https://www.gov.uk/government/news/safer-streets-fund-to-tackle-burglary-and-theft