Croydon Council secures £165k Safer Streets funding for town centre

Croydon Council has secured £165,000 through the government’s Safer Streets Fund to tackle crime in the town centre.
The funding will be used for projects aimed to reduce personal robberies, knife crime and violence in the town centre with a focus on intervention for girls

The funding will be used in several ways to increase safety in the town centre. The council will continue to work with its community partners to deliver outreach sessions that will intervene with young people who are most vulnerable to offending and criminal exploitation.

There will also be a focus on delivering specific female outreach in the town centre. The aim is to work with women and girls at risk of entering the criminal justice system by engaging and steering young women away from crime. The extra funding will also deliver group sessions and one to one sessions with young women and will also focus on personal safety.

I promised to listen to residents and to work to make Croydon a safer place to live for everyone. This funding from the Home Office is an important step towards making our town centre spaces more welcoming and to tackle violence against women and girls.

Residents, businesses and visitors to our town centre need to feel safe and the extra resources from this funding will help to tackle street crime and restore pride in our borough.

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon