Find out more about Midland Road ‘Safer Streets’ project - virtually of course

"Find out what’s going on, and most importantly, have your voice heard"

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:08 pm

Residents and businesses across the Midland Road area are being invited to a virtual community event tomorrow (Thurs, March 17) to find out more about the Safer Streets project.

Running from 2pm to 4pm, it will highlight what the project has achieved from a major upgrade to the CCTV system and home safety equipment to advice offered to residents.

There will be representatives from SmartWater, Neighbourhood Watch, Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Police at the virtual event.

Midland Road

As part of the Safer Streets project - funded by the Home Office - teams from 11 different agencies have completed home visits with nearly 300 households over the last three months.

More than 200 residents have received free SmartWater kits to help protect their property from burglary, and the teams have completed home security assessments for 90 homes.

A number of new streets have been added to the Safer Streets area in the final weeks of the project. Residents living in Sovereigns Quay, The Avenue, Herons Quay, Ashburnham Road, Woburn Road, Poulter Close and Conduit Road can apply for a free SmartWater kit by emailing [email protected]

Cllr Colleen Atkins, portfolio holder for community safety, said: “The Safer Streets project is a wide-ranging initiative which has brought many benefits to the local community, from improving the CCTV system around Midland Road, installing home security, to meeting and engaging with residents, businesses and the local community.

“This virtual event is a good opportunity to meet with the agencies and organisations working in your area, find out what’s going on, and most importantly to have your voice heard.”

To register for the event email [email protected] or call 0777 666 0235.