At Home Office questions, I was pleased to be able to celebrate the work of North Wales Police and their 'Safer Streets' initiative, made possible thanks to over £500,000 of funding from the UK Government. The initiative shows that Wrexham Police acknowledge the crime and antisocial behaviour issues faced in Wrexham and are taking action. Having been out with the Police to see the project first-hand, I know it is having a positive impact.
You can read the question and answer below:
North Wales police recently received half a million pounds of UK funding for the safer streets and safety of women at night campaigns. Having been out with the police on foot patrol, I ask my right hon. Friend to join me in congratulating Inspector Claire McGrady of Wrexham town police and Wrexham Council on acknowledging the issues involved, increasing CCTV and lighting provision, and providing a weekend welfare centre.
Answer (Home Secretary):
My hon. Friend is right; the safer streets fund and many other initiatives that the Government are leading to protect citizens and the safety of women across our communities are making a difference. The work of police forces with police and crime commissioners demonstrates how targeted resources can keep the public safe, and give the public, including women, confidence in their communities.
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