This project has now closed – any outstanding enquires will be contacted.
Free home security improvements
Two areas of Burnley have been chosen to benefit from the Safer Streets project.
This provides Home Office funding to be used in specific crime “hot spots” with the aim of making residents feel safer in their homes.
It follows a successful joint bid to Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner by Burnley Council, Lancashire Police and other partners which resulted in £549,500 of funding from the Home Office’s Safer Streets initiative. Burnley was one of only two areas in Lancashire to receive the funding.
New CCTV networks, motion sensor lights, secure gates and doors and motorbike barriers are just some of the measures that could be implemented in parts of the Bank Hall and Burnley Wood areas.
The two areas, which each cover a small number of terraced rows, were chosen because of their high rates of crime and anti-social behaviour. The funding only applies to these two areas and, given the limited resources, will be targeted at the most vulnerable properties within those areas.
Two local firms have been awarded contracts to undertake the home security work - REMEC and Blakeys.
That work will include:
· New front and back door locks
· A new back door
· A new back gate
· Security lighting
· Home security kits (to security mark items)