I was out in Stockland Green with Simon Foster, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Cllr John Cotton, Ifor Jones, and West Midlands Police at the launch of the Safer Streets Fund on Thursday 9th September.

The Safer Streets Fund is designed to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner have successfully bid for almost £500k of funding for Stockland Green. The money will be used to introduce crime prevention and detection measures including extra CCTV and street lighting in crime hotspots.

The Pioneer Group has been chosen as the delivery partner for the bid, and it was great to hear how the fund will be allocated and I was particularly pleased to hear about the engagement that will take place with the local community to highlight problem areas.

We know there have been growing problems of crime and anti-social behaviour in Stockland Green. The Police have been doing what they can, but ultimately more resource was always needed to tackle the issues we’re seeing locally. This significant investment will hopefully help to keep our streets safe.

I know the local community will join me in welcoming this funding and I look forward to seeing the impact it will have on Stockland Green.

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