The Safer Streets West Marsh programme finished at the end of March 2022. This page is for reference only now.
In June 2021 it was announced that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside (OPCC) in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council had succeeded in a £432,000 bid to the Home Office Safer Streets Fund to improve the lives of residents living in the West Marsh area of Grimsby.
The funding aims to cut crime such as burglary, vehicle theft and robbery by implementing measures including simple changes to the design of streets such as locked gates, alley gates, alleyways, increased street-lighting and the installation of CCTV in target areas.
The programme is known as the Safer Streets 2 (West Marsh) programme and is being led by NELC with support from partners including Humberside Police as well as VANEL (Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire) who are leading on the community aspects of the project.
The project is relevant to the West Marsh area only, so perhaps is only of interest to Neighbourhood Watch groups and community/neighbourhood groups within that ward. However, we’ve posted this information here for a quick reference page to the project.
In summary the project includes the following:
New CCTV cameras
Improved street lighting
New and improved Alleygates
Number plate recognition cameras
Target hardening of 100s of houses in West Marsh
Community Champions programme engaging across the community
Two specific aspects are:
The West Marsh Wallet – funding for community led local projects
The West Marsh Community Equipment project – where small items of personal or household safety can be provided
The programme is being led by Steve Lynn from North East Lincolnshire Council. The best way to make contact for further information is through West Marsh Community Centre and Steve is there during the day every Friday.