Safer Streets is a government initiative, aiming to work across multiple departments, teams and organisations to improve the safety of public places.
Focussed work in Ipswich funded by a Home Office Safer Streets 5 grant will tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in public spaces and hotspot areas.
This project runs until 31st March 2025.
Ipswich Borough Council, in partnership with Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Ipswich Central and Suffolk County Council, have been successful in receiving funding totalling £499,588.00 to deliver training, increase resource and purchase equipment to challenge perception and increase confidence in the bid area. The area selected for this bid includes the Waterfront, the Town Centre, Education Quarter and the Train Station.
This project ran from July 2022 - March 2023.
As part of the government’s Safer Streets Round 3 Fund, the Council bid for and was successfully awarded £124,391.
The core aim of the project was to reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG) and increase women and girls’ feelings of safety in public spaces, through the implementation and delivery of a number of initiatives and actions. In general, there is an expectation that the measures will deter crime and reduce anti-social behaviour, therefore helping residents, visitors to the area and business owners feel reassured and safer when out and about.
Safer Streets 3 ran from October 2021 - March 2022.