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Crime reduction and safety funding in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced that funding is being allocated to help with crime reduction and the increasing of safety on the streets of the county.

Coming from the Safer Streets Fund, which is run by the Home Office, the £1 million of funding will be utilised across a number of projects. These will include measures, implemented over the course of the next 18 months, that will be aiming to clamp down on anti-social behaviour, violence against women and girls, and neighbourhood crime.

The funding was secured after a proposal that was put together through the collaboration of West Yorkshire’s Mayor and West Yorkshire Police, as well as councils in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

Tracy Brabin Safer Streets quote

Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin said:

“We’re working together to create a safer, fairer region.

“This investment supports a range of projects that will make a real difference in our communities.

“This includes public priorities such as the safety of women and girls, tackling anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood crime.”

The fifth round of the Safer Streets Fund was announced at the end of October, with the fund first being launched in 2020. Since the launch, £125 million has been allocated around the country for schemes that include the rollout of additional CCTV, street lighting, and improvements to the security of homes that are under greater threat of neighbourhood crime. The changing of attitudes and behaviours towards violence against women and girls is also a key priority.


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