The Commissioner has passported the Home Office Community Safety Fund allocation of £5,151,077 to the seven Community Safety Partnerships in the West Midlands. In addition he identified up to £350,000 for non-recurring and invest to save schemes, subject to the submission of appropriate business cases by local partnerships. This is a one-off budget for 2013-14. Partnerships have been encouraged to identify projects that will lead to more efficient and effective working practices and which also help with sustainability of work to reduce crime and disorder in the light of the 12% Government reduction to their community safety funding for 2013-14.
This final £5,500 bid relates to the installation of a CCTV camera in Gornal Village to manage tensions and improve quality of life and safety.