Lutterworth crime-busting security scheme set to expand - The Rugby Observer

Lutterworth crime-busting security scheme set to expand

Rugby Editorial 10th Jan, 2022   0

A CRIME-busting initiative is being expanded in Lutterworth.

The town’s Safer Streets scheme, which invites residents to improve safety and security at their homes, is being extended to cover a wider area.

Since the scheme launched last year, more than 250 homes in the town centre have taken advantage of free security assessments, advice and upgrades.

Letters are being sent out to residents this month asking if they would like to take part in the scheme.

The Home Office funded scheme is run by the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, in partnership with local authorities, including Harborough District Council, and 24-7 Locks Ltd.

There are also plans to install five new CCTV cameras in Lutterworth over the coming months.

Harborough District Council’s community safety spokesman Coun Simon Whelband said: “We’ve had a really positive response to this scheme already, so it is great that it is being expanded to cover more homes in Lutterworth.

“It is completely free, and improving security at your home means you’re less likely to become a victim of burglary, so I strongly urge people to take advantage of this opportunity while they can.”

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews said: “The expansion of this project in Lutterworth is great news for residents.

“The security improvements being funded by Safer Streets are making it much more difficult for criminals to operate and giving well-deserved peace of mind to residents.

“If you are eligible for this scheme, please do take advantage of the offer and help us to keep Lutterworth safe.”

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