Half a million pounds allocated to tackling crime in Stonehouse

    A local partnership has won a £500,000 community investment

    More than half a million pounds of Government cash to tackle crime in a part of Plymouth has been secured.

    A joint partnership between residents, police, volunteers and Plymouth City Council has officially been approved by the Home Office.

    A total of £546,781 will be made available to its Safer Streets Fund, which will help reduce acquisitive crime in Northern Stonehouse,

    The area has had recent problems related to drug use and dealing.

    The funding will give residents access to additional security measures, such as extra CCTV cover, improved home security, neighbourhood watch schemes, additional street lighting and crime prevention advice.

    It will also support the community to develop public spaces.

    The commissioner's office worked with residents, the neighbourhood policing team, Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Community Safety Partnership, Safer Plymouth, to put the bid together to support greater connectivity.

    The money allocated under the scheme must be spent this financial year.

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