Braintree: Chief welcomes more Safer Streets Funding
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Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington has welcomed extra money from Safer Streets Fund.
Braintree District Council and the Police Fire & Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst have successfully brought £300,223 of funding to Essex to make communities even safe with extra street lighting and other crime prevention work.
The money has been match-funded with over £150,000 from Halstead Town Council (HTC), Essex Police, the Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse (CARA), Fusion Lifestyle, Neighbourhood Watch (NW), Essex Youth Service (EYS), Essex County Council Eastlight Community Homes and Crimestoppers.
The Chief Constable BJ Harrington QPM patrolled Halstead on Friday 15 December along with local MP, Rt Hon James Cleverly, Police Fire & Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst and councillors and colleagues from Braintree and Halstead.
Mr Harrington said:
“Crime is down in Essex and it’s down in Halstead. 2023 has been a really bad year to be a criminal in Essex.
“We are never complacent and you’ll see even more criminals brought to account in 2024.”
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