What is Safer Streets?

Two areas in Hertfordshire have been selected to receive more than £618,000 to reduce burglary and vehicle crime after funding was secured by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Hertfordshire was one of 35 PCC areas across the country to receive money from the Home Office's Safer Streets fund to invest in targeted measures to design out and reduce acquisitive crimes.

Crime prevention and reduction measures to tackle vehicle theft and burglary will seek to make communities safer in the wards of Cheshunt South and Theobalds, and Cheshunt East.

The scheme is being run by Hertfordshire OPCC along with Broxbourne Borough Council, Enfield Council, B3 Living, Hertfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The money was applied for in a bid by Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd who said: “This money will make a real positive difference for those living in those communities who are impacted by burglary and vehicle crime.

“This funding provides us with a key opportunity to make our streets safer and reduce the vulnerability of properties and vehicles to criminality.

“We all have a part to play in reducing crime and I am pleased that the local housing associations, local authority, police, fire service and trading standards will work together to deliver targeted and innovative crime prevention and reduction measures.

“The aim of Safer Streets is to enable closer working with residents to increase community engagement, empower them to reduce crime and build social capital to ensure a long-term sustainable solution.

“I would like to thank everyone, whose hard work made this bid successful, and I look forward to seeing the work start and the results.”

The Home Secretary announced the Safer Streets Fund in October 2019, and PCCs were invited to bid for funding in April this year.

Bidders were asked to outline a plan to reduce crime within a local crime hotspot, demonstrating value for money, evidence of community engagement and long-term sustainability.

Acquisitive offences are the crimes that the public are most likely to encounter, and they are estimated to cost society billions of pounds every year.

There is strong evidence that these crimes can be prevented by tactics that either remove opportunities to commit crime or act as a deterrent by increasing the chances of an offender being caught.

What is on offer

Streets in two wards in Cheshunt are benefiting from the Safer Street Funding.

Cheshunt South and Theobalds 

Cheshunt East


How to apply

Homes in the two areas in Cheshunt covered by the scheme have already been sent letters notifying them they are eliligble for the security upgrades.

If you live in one of the roads selected and want to make an appointment for a free home visit to prepare for the security upgrades then contact the OPCC to make a booking - your.views@herts.pcc.pnn.gov.uk or telephone 01707 806181 and leave a message on the ansaphone.

Or eligible residents have the option of booking themselves online via this link on Doodle Poll https://doodle.com/poll/5zrw55d6t3cnvzep


Latest news

Almost 200 homes have now signed up for free home security assessments after a two-day event in the two wards in Cheshunt.

The scheme was given a boost with the community events where representatives from the partner organisations, set up a mobile police station and knocked on residents’ doors.

Those taking part in the event at the end of October, included staff from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), Hertfordshire Constabulary, Broxbourne Council, B3 Living, Enfield Council and Neighbourhood Watch.

Now 96 homes have had an assessment done and a further 90 are booked in, giving a total of 186.