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What is Safer Streets?

The Home Office unveiled Safer Streets in January 2020. The project aims to help Police and Crime Commissioners, local authorities and their partners to secure extra funding to support initiatives to make the streets of England and Wales safer.

To date, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Bedfordshire has secured over £2.8m of funding through the safer streets fund and details of previous schemes can be found on our website. 

In September 2023, it was announced that Bedfordshire OPCC has been successful in their bid to secure an additional £1m in the latest round of the governments Safer Streets funding initiative.

Safer Streets 5 Announcement from Police and Crime Commissioner Festus Akinbusoye

I am delighted to be able to tell you that £1m from the Safer Streets award, will be invested in projects to continue focussing on tackling neighbourhood crime, violence against women and girls (VAWG) and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Bedfordshire after funding has been secured by my office, working alongside our partners, from the fifth round of the Safer Streets project.

Safer Streets 5 will run for an 18-month period between October 2023 and March 2025.

As many of you know, prevention lies at the heart of my Police and Crime Plan. This funding allows us to deliver a number of initiatives across the county to reach and support victims, perpetrators, and communities across the county with the aim of educating, raising awareness, improving the feeling of safety in public spaces, and increasing reporting of violence against women and girls.

The additional investment through Round 5 brings the total of Safer Streets funding in Bedfordshire to over £2.8m.

You can read the press release about Safer Streets 5 on our website. 

I would like to involve local people in the monitoring of this important work, and if you’d like to find out more about this or any of the projects, you can contact my office by emailing the Safer Streets team

Further information and full details on safer streets 5 projects approved for delivery.

Festus Akinbusoye

Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire

Please email for any enquiries regarding Safer Streets. 

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