More than £100,000 is to be invested in tackling crime and improve safety in a neighbourhood.

Hertsmere Borough Council has received £116,000 from the Government which will be spent in the Cowley Hill area of Borehamwood.

The funding will help crack down on criminal behaviour like burglary, robbery, and theft, in the area, including Leeming Road.

The money, from the Government’s safer streets fund, will go towards measures proven to cut crime, including simple changes to the design of streets such as environmental enhancements, improved CCTV and community engagement.

Earlier this year, a community engagement officer was appointed by the council. David Golding's new role sees him focus specifically on Cowley Hill.

David Golding, community engagement manager for Cowley Hill. Credit: Hertsmere Borough Council

David Golding, community engagement manager for Cowley Hill. Credit: Hertsmere Borough Council

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Hertsmere's Chief Inspector Mark Bilsdon said: "I know that crimes such as burglary and theft have a huge and sometimes long lasting impact on victims and the wider local community.

"It’s great news that Hertsmere Borough Council has been awarded funding through the safer streets fund and we’ll be working closely with our partners at the council on projects that will make it harder for criminals to operate in our borough and will prevent people from becoming victims of crime."

Councillor Pervez Choudhury, portfolio holder for community safety, added: "The safer streets fund aims to support those areas disproportionately affected by neighbourhood or 'acquisitive' crimes, including offences like burglary, vehicle-related theft, theft from a person or robbery, as they develop approaches to help make those areas safer.

"Hertsmere’s community safety partnership will work together closely to develop an action plan around how this funding can best be invested in this part of Borehamwood."

The Cowley Hill area of Borehamwood was one of 40 areas across England and Wales to be allocated grant funding. In total, £18.3 million was awarded by the Government.