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What does new Safer Streets funding mean for residents?

The Safer Streets Fund aims to help residents feel safer in their homes and reduce acquisitive crime such as burglary, robbery and car theft. Central St Leonards has been allocated Safer Streets funding, and Heart of Hastings have been commissioned to meet with residents here, getting valuable local input. We want to hear your concerns, perspectives and ideas for improvements. Funding is earmarked for capital changes, and we are interested in what you think would be most helpful.

We want changes in St Leonards to be truly informed by all of you who live, work and visit the area. Please help us by filling in our survey (linked) today.

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How are Heart of Hastings Engaging with local communities?

Heart of Hastings CLT is taking a community organising approach; our community organisers will aim to meet and listen to the opinions of all residents in the area (see the map to find your street). We will come to you, but you can contact us directly too. We will be researching and contacting existing neighbourhood safety and community groups so the opinions and concerns we gather reflect the views of as many people as possible.

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When will I be contacted as a resident of St Leonards?

We care about your experiences of crime/safety/and community in your area. We’ll be taking covid safety precautions, knocking on doors, and gathering your opinions. We’ll also ask for your thoughts through our online survey. We’ll follow up with repeat visits wherever we can, and we will share what we learn with you in flyers, via social media and more. We’ll be doorknocking in your area from the end of September.

The funding programme will last until March 2021, but we hope improvements led by the local community will go on into the future.

The Future of St Leonards:

We are especially interested in what you want for your area for the future, and connecting up locals with each other, so the benefits of the funding programme live on beyond the next few months. What activities and groups do you think would help make St Leonards a better place to live? What would you like to see supported in future, and can you think of a way to come together with your neighbours that will benefit you all? How would you like to be involved?

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