£550k of Home Office funding was received which will help to cut crime in Bewsey and Whitecross.
The money will go towards measures proven to cut crime. These include an individual security assessment for every property and improving measures where required. It will also involve the roll-out of Cheshire police’s successful Operation Shield in the area – a DNA property marking exercise which has reduced burglary by up to 83 per cent in other areas of Cheshire.
There will also be simple changes to the design of streets such as increased street-lighting and the installation of CCTV alongside intensive work by Local Officers with the community to develop Neighbourhood Watch schemes for every street.
The Bewsey and Whitecross area was selected by the PCC and Warrington local policing unit for the funding as it best fit the outlined criteria and provided the greatest opportunity to invest and realise benefit for the community.
This project supports Central 6 by:
- Contributing to the vision of creating a safer central 6
- Contributing to the promotion of empowered communities with strong links with partners
For further information, visit the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner website.