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Improving security for residents on the East Marsh: How YOU could benefit from free home security kits

10:31 am, Thursday, 16th February 2023 - 1 year ago

Environment and community safety

A project to improve security and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour on parts of East Marsh Ward in Grimsby got underway once again earlier this week.

Officers from North East Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Police, Equans and Empower Home Security spent Tuesday knocking on doors around Durban Road, Julian Street, Buller Street and Humberstone Road, offering free home security equipment.

The project is funded by the Home Office Safer Streets fund, and is the fourth round, with previous iterations of the funding benefitting other parts of the town, including the West Marsh.

Empower Safer Homes are offering the kit, including door and window locks, security lighting and CCTV, for free, and will even install it for no charge.

The scheme has already received praise from many of the 230  residents who have already  benefitted from the kits, with one claiming the new kit has given them peace of mind.

Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council said:

“I’ve been really pleased with the response from the public – it just shows that there is a need for this and it is helping people to feel safer in their communities.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our officers at the Council, Humberside Police, Equans and Empower Safer Homes for making this project a reality.

“It’s not too late to claim your free kit with free installation. Contact the Empower Safer Homes now for more information.”

East Marsh residents can contact Empower to request a visit from a trained technician by calling 01472 268708 (open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm) or by emailing [email protected].

The service including the fitting and equipment used is completely free for all East Marsh residents. As well as providing the home security equipment, Empower are also offering residents practical security advice and guidance.

The SAFER Streets 4 project which runs until the end of August is being funded by the Home Office, and is being delivered by North East Lincolnshire Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, working with partners including Empower Safer Homes, Vanel, Humberside Fire and Rescue, NSPCC, and Humberside Police.

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