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Date issued: 4 July 2019
Colchester Borough Council has committed £30,000 to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in rural areas.
The funding application process will be launched in September 2019 when the council, supported by the Safer Colchester Partnership, launches its new Rural Crime Toolkit.
The Toolkit, which has been developed to work alongside the Essex Police Rural Crime Strategy, provides advice and guidance to rural communities to help identify what the problems are, practical solutions about how they can go about addressing them, preventative measures and a guide on how to apply for funding.
Cllr Mike Lilley, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Communities, Wellbeing and Public Safety, said: “We all have a part to play in making our communities safer, friendlier and more liveable. We’re building on the council’s investment in Police numbers, by developing this toolkit and committing to £30,000 funding to support the implementation of schemes to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in rural areas.
“This toolkit and funding support the delivery of our promise to make safer streets and communities for the whole borough, helping to create a better Colchester.”
Information about the Toolkit and associated funding application process will be published on the council’s website in September 2019.