£365k for Safer Streets in Folkestone & Hythe

27 Oct 2023
Police car

The Home Office have confirmed that Folkestone & Hythe Community Safety Partnership have been successful with the Safer Streets Funding Round 5 bid.

The funding application was for Folkestone Central Ward (LSOA Shepway 014C). This area was chosen due to the crime data and statistics which met the funding requirements.

Total funding confirmed £335,546.64

The funding will seek to target and reduce sexual offences / accosting, stalking and harassment, violence against the person, retail theft, ASB, theft from motor vehicle / vehicle interference, burglary (commercial), theft from the person and drug offences, alongside the secondary crime type of criminal damage.

Project delivery will include:

  • Upgrading the Folkestone Town Council CCTV network,
  • Upgrade and re-connect 5 deployable CCTV cameras,
  • Upgrade the Folkestone Area Partnership Against Crime (FAPAC) radio network,
  • Window wraps for empty shop fronts,
  • Active Bystander Training, VAWG Training and Contextual Safeguarding Training,
  • Youth Outreach to tackle ASB,
  • Map and Signpost Safe Routes,
  • Graffiti and litter removal,
  • Develop a Safe Taxi Scheme and safety improvements to the taxi ranks,
  • Support the Urban Pastors,
  • Establish a new Neighbourhood Watch area and promote messaging systems,
  • Promote Holli Guard App.

Project partners include Kent Police, Kent County Council, Rising Sun, Home Start, Urban Pastors, FHDC CSU & Licensing, FAPAC & Folkestone Town Council.

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