High Town Safer Streets Community Projects

Closes 18 Jan 2021

Opened 11 Jan 2021

Overview

Have you heard about the Luton Safer Streets Fund? Luton Council, Bedfordshire Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and partners were successful in securing funding from the Home Office. This funding has been granted to make sustainable changes to areas of High Town, to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB). This includes improving lighting, increasing CCTV and also working with the residents and businesses to make it a safer place to live and work.

As part of the Safer Streets Fund, we want to enagage the community and empower residents in being more involved and influential in tackling crime and ASB in their area. This consultation is to identify which of the community initiatives you, as a resident of High Town would be interested in.

Why we are consulting

The Community Projects included within the Safer Streets Fund include:

  • AzaleaSafer Communities Workshop. Local problems need local solutions. LASE is running a workshop in January and again in February. Anyone can sign up to find out more about how to help stop sex trafficking in your area. If residents see sex buyers they can report this information to LASE or their local community police officer. Contact LASE at faith@lase.org.uk Day and time of the January course: 19th and 26th January, 6pm-7:30pm. The dates and times of the course are on the leaflet. The ideal candidates for the course are local Luton residents that are looking at helping stop the issue of sex trafficking. The goal is to have people more knowledgeable of all the things they can do and be involved in. Melissa from FACES and I are running the course. 

 

  • Bobby Scheme – This is a service that provides home security advice and resources. This service is usually only available to those who are over 65 and/or have additional vulnerabilities or needs. As part of the Safer Streets Fund we have a limited availability for residents who may not usually be eligible for the service, to support them in making their home a safer place. This includes limited Gold, Silver and Bronze package to be distributed to those who are more at risk of being victims of crime/ASB.

 

  • Neighbourhood Watch – NHW wants to encourage ‘neighbourliness’ and residents to support one another. If residents become members of NHW they can be involved in the problem solving of issues within their area, allowing them to take ownership of the area in which they live.

 

  • Beds Alert – Bedfordshire Police want the community to help ‘Protect People and Fight Crime – Together’ we need the help from the community in order to do this. Beds Alert is the communications and newsletter service for local residents from Bedfordshire Police. 

If you would like a referral to any of these services, please complete this short survey.

Areas

  • High Town

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Crime & anti-social behaviour