Work begins to make Spelthorne communities safer with the help of £547,000 Home Office funding package16 December 2020
Work to install improved security measures at two A2Dominion-managed Spelthorne communities, Northlands Estate and Dutch Barn Close, has now begun following the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey’s successful application for £547,000 from the Safer Streets fund.
The work, including new and improved security gates for both neighbourhoods, more secure front doors for all properties, a key fob entry system, and new CCTV, is fully-funded so it will be completely free for all the residents.
The new programme to make Spellthorne communities safer is free for residents
The project is being jointly delivered by A2Dominion, Surrey Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Spelthorne Borough Council, and security company AST.
The project team recently completed a consultation with residents to guide how the work will be delivered in the best way for the communities themselves. All of the people who responded said they were worried about crime in their area, making this project both timely and important for the people in the two communities.
Dawn Wightman, Director of Housing at A2Dominion, said: “Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home. Our customers in Northlands Estate and Dutch Barn Close have told us very clearly these measures will give them that all-important sense of security.”
“We have put in a lot of work with our local partners in Spelthorne to ensure what is delivered is what people want, and we will continue to do so.”
Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro said: “I’m really pleased to see that our proposal to support a safer and more confident Stanwell is being put into action in recent weeks, thanks to the hard work of Surrey Police and partners.”
As part of the first phase of work, perimeter fencing has recently been erected around Dutch Barn Close. Work to install new, more secure external doors is also set to begin at this site before the end of the year.
Work to install vehicle gates, internal doors and CCTV at the Northlands Estate site is due to begin in January.
All work related to the initial funding is set to be complete by the end of March 2021.