Work to improve safety in the Queensway area of Wellingborough is gathering pace as part of an ongoing community safety project funded by the Home Office’s Safer Streets scheme.
Greatwell Homes and the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold was successful in bidding for more than £600,000 to spend on Queensway from the Home Office. This is third time that the Commissioner has been successful in bidding for money from the Safer Streets fund to tackle acquisitive crime such as burglary, bringing the total brought to the county by the Commissioner to more than £3.3 million since 2020.
We are working in partnership with Astraseal to take out improvement works including around 650 new doors for properties in Kiln Way and Minerva Way, as well as a significant roll out of security products to residents. Alleys in the Shelley Road area will be gated, while security lighting will be fitted to some properties.
Work is underway on the door scheme in Kiln Way, with more than 100 doors fitted so far and approximately 140 left to fit. Four teams are fitting approximately 50 doors a week and the project is set to be completed by 31st March 2023.