AREAS of the East Marsh are set to have new CCTV cameras installed this week to help combat crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.
The new cameras have been paid for by the Safer Streets 4 Programme – a Home Office funded scheme taking place in the ward.
Six new rapid deployment cameras will be installed in the East Marsh Ward area including Rutland Street in the coming days.
Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, was positive about the new cameras:
“I sincerely hope that these new cameras will help to encourage residents to feel safer in their communities.
“Nobody should feel unsafe on the streets of North East Lincolnshire. Crime and anti-social behaviour has no place here, and we want to do all we can, working with our partners at Humberside Police, to make our communities safer and to deter criminals.”
Inspector Steve Peck of Humberside Police’s Grimsby East Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We want to work with the community to help residents feel safer and we hope the installation of these cameras can be the first step.
“We are committed to working alongside our partners to improve the lives of those on the East Marsh.”
The Safer Streets 4 project 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 CIC, Vanel, Humberside Fire and Rescue, NSPCC, and Humberside Police.