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Funding for police welcomed by Aylesbury MP

Nearly one million pounds will go towards crime prevention in the Thames Valley.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 12:15pm 31st July 2020. 2-minute read.

Funding for police welcomed by Aylesbury MP

Extra police funding will go towards preventative measures in places like Aylesbury. 

Nearly £1m worth of funding is headed to Thames Valley Police, as part of a Safer Streets Fund. 

It is part of the Governments move to tackle crime like burglary and theft in local hotspots. 

The funding has been welcomed by Aylesbury MP Rob Butler:

"The Safer Streets Fund aims to stop crimes that create lot's of victims and cause real misery in communities particularly acquisitive crime like burglary or stealing cars. 

"It does it by introducing measures that are proven to help cut crime and often they're really simple ideas. It could be street lighting it could be CCTV and it could even be locked gates around alleyways. 

"The police in each local area will decide what is most appropriate fro them. This is fantastic initiative, it's great that some of this money is coming to Thames Valley and that lessons will be learnt that will help people in Aylesbury."

The funding will also be used to train community wardens, deliver local crime prevention advice to residents and establish Neighbourhood Watch schemes. 

Rob Butler added:

“Having been out on a foot patrol with police in Aylesbury, I know that they are doing an excellent job tackling crime in our local area. This extra funding demonstrates the Government’s commitment to supporting our police force and keeping our communities safe – a commitment that I wholeheartedly endorse.

“I want people in and around Aylesbury to be able to live their lives free from the threat of crime.” 

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