New alley gates funded through Council’s Safer Neighbourhood initiative
Alley gates are being installed by Labour-led Norwich City Council to help protect homes and residents in our city. Four gates, funded by the Council through its Safer Neighbourhoods initiative, have been installed so far and another four are on order which will mean more than 45 properties will have had their security improved this year.
Four alley gates have so far been installed by Norwich City Council through its Safer Neighbourhoods Initiative, which has been set up to help find practical solutions to problems relating to crime, anti-social behaviour and community safety.
Kevin Maguire, Labour cabinet member for safe and sustainable city environment, said:
“We are pleased to be working in partnership this year with the OPCCN to help make safety improvements and deliver projects that will benefit our residents and communities.
The council funding will be available for this coming financial year and we would encourage individuals and community groups to find out more about it on our website. Applications need to be submitted by 31st January 2022.”
A local resident who applied to the council’s fund after joining the Sewell Community Group and Friends and was supported to make an application by local Labour councillor Julie Brociek-Coulton said:
“Without the security of an alley gate, the alley was being used for all kinds of things that were unhygienic, antisocial and dangerous.
It’s great that Norwich City Council have been able to offer these alley gates – I would encourage people to apply for them and to get involved with their local community groups if they can. Schemes like this are a rallying call to communities, which is especially important at the moment.”
The council’s Safer Neighbourhoods Initiative £50,000 Community Fund will continue into 2022. Visit www.norwich.gov.uk/communityfund to find out more and bid for funding.
Norwich Labour councillors will also continue to work with residents and the relevant authorities to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities.