Rotherham Council has been able to secure funding to deliver a range of safety improvements in the town centre.
Home Office funding is awarded to South Yorkshire Police that can be used to support projects and initiatives that help to reduce levels of violence and crime. The Council successfully applied for some of this funding.
A range of improvement projects have been delivered in the town centre, including:
- New lighting at Snail Hill
- A replacement fire door at Wellgate multi-storey car park
- Upgrades to the ‘Shop Link’ radios, which will help town centre businesses communicate with one another if an incident takes place
Work is also taking place to install new CCTV at High Street and at Snail Hill.
Councillor Saghir Alam, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Community Safety and Finance at Rotherham Council, said: “I am pleased that the Council has been able to secure funding to deliver a range of improvements including extra CCTV and new lighting.
“We want the town centre to be a safe and welcoming place for all. The Council continues to work closely with partners including South Yorkshire Police and town centre businesses to ensure that everyone who is out in Rotherham town centre feels safe.”
Rotherham District Commander Chief Superintendent Laura Koscikiewicz, said: “We’re proud to be part of Rotherham and want our communities to feel safe and confident while out in the town.
“Our close working with Rotherham Council and the recent funding we have been able to provide is working towards improvements being made with CCTV and lighting.
“We listen to our communities, and I continue to remind you that we are here for you, we will, where we can act upon your concerns and make improvements.
“If you have any concerns, please speak to your neighbourhood policing officers.”
Photo caption: from left to right the image shows Andrew Boulton, PC Robson, PC Wright, Councillor Saghir Alam, PC Gourdin. The image was taken at Wellgate multi-storey car park.