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PCC Marc Jones secures an extra £1million in funding to fight crime in Lincolnshire

  • Last Updated: 15-03-2024 at 08:03

An extra £1million in funding has been secured to fight crime in Lincolnshire.

Three bids by Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones have been given the go-ahead by the Government.

The three bids, worth a total of £992,655, will pay for a host of projects across the county designed to keep the streets safe, battle anti-social behaviour and improve safety for women and girls.

Among the projects given the green light is Home Safe – a scheme which offers women and girls who feel threatened a token which can be exchanged with a partner taxi firm for a free ride home.

The bids include funding for extra and more sophisticated CCTV cameras, additional CCTV staffing, more warden patrols, security in car parks and extra anti-social behaviour officers.

Included in the bids are:

  • The replacement, upgrade and repositioning of seven CCTV cameras in Sleaford Town Centre and placement of four additional cameras. Then new cameras will provide sufficient screen resolution for effective police incident response, suspect tracking and court evidence. 
  • The installation of two new cameras in Spalding
  • Hiring two new Anti-Social Behaviour wardens in Lincoln
  • Increase CCTV staffing over weekends and evenings in Grantham and Lincoln to help prevent and detect crime within the night time economy
  • Instillation of 15 additional CCTV cameras in Lincoln to cover blind spots
  • Increase warden patrols by an additional 28 hours a week in Grantham to cover night time
  • Creation of a Safer Streets Violence Against Women and Girls co-ordinator in Grantham to develop public information boards and manage and extend the Ask Angela project
  • Work with PubWatch, Street Pastors and a local taxi firm in Grantham on an initiative called ‘Home Safe’.  which includes the Home Safe Token.  This will ensure people can get home safe.
  • Install new barriers, bollards, fencing and CCTV cameras at Princes Parade, Festival and North Parade car parks in Skegness to tackle ASB and “car cruising”

The three successful proposals by PCC Marc Jones are just the latest in a strong of successful bids bringing nearly £2.4m into Lincolnshire to keep communities safe.

“I am delighted we have been successful, once again, in bringing extra money into Lincolnshire to benefit its residents,” said Mr Jones.

“I’m particularly pleased with the range of projects and the number of communities that will benefit from this additional funding.

“I think it demonstrates the innovative thinking and determination being applied to driving down anti-social behaviour, keeping our streets safe and providing additional practical help to those who feel vulnerable.

“I will continue to fight for every available penny in my commitment to keeping our county as one of the safest places to live in the UK.”ENDS