In the spotlight
£550,000 has been awarded to further improve the
The bid was made by us and the office of the Police & Crime
Commissioner for Humberside from the Home Office Safer
Streets Fund. The grant will fund a project aiming to improve
the security of homes and the community.
Features of the project being considered include installing
new entrance doors and systems for communal flats on the
closes, secure cycle storage units, and communal fencing to
reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
There will also be new communal gardens built, a £10,000
community grant that groups of Westcliff residents can
apply for, and a community fund encouraging residents
to submit ideas for what would make them feel safer in their
home and neighbourhood.
Lots of tenant consultation has already taken place.
An initial letter was sent to all residents of the closes, and
numerous pop-up events have safely taken place throughout the
neighbourhood for local people to give their feedback.
A specific web page has also been created to
provide further updates and where people can submit their
ideas, plus there have been regular online videos to keep
Rachel Woodliffe, chair of the Westcliff (and surrounding areas)
Association, said: "It's great news that this funding has been
secured, and it'll help local residents and the community in so
"Not only will it help to offer even more support and security, but
it will also provide even more opportunities for us to thrive and
make it an even prouder place to call home."
Keep up-to-date with the project at ongo.co.uk/saferstreets and
Talking to the community