Norfolk Waste Partnership joins Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Streets funding to tackles fly-tipping

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, Giles Orpen-Smellie, has been allocated over £900,000 of Safer Streets funding from the Home Office.  This funding will support 17 initiatives to tackle neighbourhood crime, violence against women and girls (VAWG) and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The funding will run over 18 months from 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2025 and is being match-funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and delivery partners.

Norfolk’s PCC, Giles Orpen-Smellie, said: “Norfolk is the fifth largest county in the country and is home for many different communities, so it’s crucial we create places where people want to live. This funding will continue the work from previous rounds of Safer Streets funding to allow us to respond to community safety issues unique to local communities.

“Indeed, the initiatives will deliver on many priorities from my Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan, including the pillars, Tackling Crime, Prevent Offending and Safer and Stronger Communities. Of course, none of this could have been achieved without the support and hard work from the Norfolk Community Safety Partnership members who all provided leadership in pulling together these initiatives.”

The PCC’s office led a multi-agency working group, involving local authorities, not-for-profit groups and Norfolk Constabulary, to develop the bids and, as part of this seven-week bidding period, a public consultation was carried out to ensure interventions would target the areas most affected.

The two-week consultation received over 500 responses and has informed allocating funds to the following interventions:

  • Norwich ASB Officers and Wardens.
  • Great Yarmouth alleyway cleansing, community engagement, bike tagging project, expansion of CCTV network and noise camera.
  • Thetford ASB Officers.
  • South Norfolk and Broadland ASB Officers.
  • Community Empowerment Programme.
  • Targeted Youth Outreach Project.
  • CCTV expansion.
  • Neighbourhood Watch expansion.
  • Community Safety and ASB skills and capacity training.
  • Neighbourhood clean-ups and anti fly-tipping signs.
  • Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Advocate via The Magdalene Group.
  • Licensing SAVI (a prevention approach for licensed venues covering Violence Against Women and Girls, drink spiking, ASB, theft and burglary, CSE and violence) which leads to an accreditation for the premises.

Click here to find out more about our campaign against fly-tipping. 

Image with campaign slogan Let's SCRAP Fly-tipping with images of various fly tips