Three communities in Surrey, including Walton-on-Thames, are set to receive a huge boost to their safety after £1m of funding was secured in the latest round of the Government’s Safer Streets funding.
Projects in Walton, Redhill and Guildford will benefit from the Home Office funding after it was announced today that the proposals submitted for the county earlier this year by the Commissioner’s office have been successful.
Elmbridge has been successful in securing £333,000 to spend on five interventions to address anti-social behaviour, neighbourhood crime and violence against women and girls in the Walton-on-Thames area.
Councillor Bruce McDonald, Leader of Elmbridge Borough Council, said: “This is a great opportunity to address anti-social behaviour in Walton-on-Thames from crime prevention through environmental design, to supporting young people and parents.
“We look forward to working together with a range of partners to deliver these key interventions.”
The grant is part of the fifth round of Safer Streets funding which has so far seen over £120m shared across England and Wales for projects to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and make areas safer for women and girls.
In Walton Town and North Walton, the money will be used to tackle anti-social behaviour in public spaces, plus interventions including an upgrade to existing CCTV and the purchase of re-deployable CCTV for Walton.
It will also along deliver youth outreach programmes and support for parents, plus minor security improvements in the Drewitts Court car park to achieve the Safer Parking award. Improvements will also be made to the community garden at the St John’s estate, along with gating in areas in North Walton where alleyways act as enablers for anti-social behaviour.
We will be working closely with the Police Crime Commissioner, Surrey Police, PA Housing, Surrey County Council and the Home Office to deliver the interventions by March 2025.