Burngreave look set to benefit from safer homes – thanks to
a major new initiative funded by Burngreave New Deal for Communities
aiming to cut the number of burglaries and reduce the fear of crime
in the area.
Up to 1,100
homes – 25% of the households in the area – will have
their security improved by a range of measures, including fitting
burglar alarms, new door and window locks, spy holes and smoke alarms,
cutting back overgrown shrubs, and installing security lighting.
benefit is the creation of jobs for Burngreave’s young people.
Three trainees aged between 16 and 18 will be recruited –
and experience with similar schemes elsewhere in the city has shown
that the trainees will have a good chance of finding long-term work
once the scheme is completed.
Executive John Clark said that the Safer Homes initiative was an
excellent example of the kind of project New Deal was keen to support:
both actual crime and the fear of crime have been identified as
key priorities by the local community and helping people to feel
more secure in their own homes is essential. Combining direct benefits
to local people along with employment and training opportunities
is a vital part of our approach to the regeneration of Burngreave,
and we are confident that this initiative will be welcomed by people
throughout the area.”
The scheme will
be managed by Sheffield City Council’s Housing Department
who have experience of managing similar projects elsewhere in the