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5 October, 2021

Over £300,000 to improve safety of public spaces in York and Scarborough

Over £300,000 is being invested in improving the safety of public spaces in York and Scarborough, following a bit from the Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

The money is part of the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund which invites Commissioners to put forward bids that target the neighbourhoods that need it most.

The schemes put forward across City of York Council and Scarborough District Council areas include:

  • improving the lighting and CCTV coverage of key walking routes where the public could be more at risk, making these feel safer
  • a programme of taxi wrapping to make authorised York hackney cabs more recognisable
  • training for local businesses on key routes out of the town and City centre to create safe spaces and raise the profile of the importance of working together to tackle violence against women and girls

Work on the projects will begin immediately and improvements have to be in place by 31 March 2022.

You can see more details about the Safer Streets Fund here and engagement with organisations in the areas identified as part of the projects will be contacted in the coming days.