It is time that Stoke-on-Trent North gets its fair share of funding to tackle antisocial behaviour and fly-tipping which blight our communities.
I am campaigning for Smallthorne, Cobridge and Tunstall to be given their own pot of money from the Safer Streets Fund to deal with these issues by funding additional CCTV, secure alley gates and improved street lighting.
The government has granted over £2 million across four bids to Stoke-on-Trent from the Safer Streets Fund, but so far, none of this has come to the north of the city.
Nationally, the government has supported 270 projects through the fund since January 2020 in order to crack down on antisocial behaviour.
I am working with Ford Green & Smallthorne Councillor, Candi Chetwynd, and Moorcroft & Sneyd Green Councillor, Tariq Mahmood to push for the north of Stoke-on-Trent to receive its fair share of money.
Extra money in Smallthorne, Cobridge and Tunstall to tackle these problems will make a big difference.
When out and about, residents tell me that alley gates, more CCTV and better street lighting are what they want to see.
Our areas are suffering disproportionately from burglaries, aggressive begging and antisocial behaviour, so it is about time extra money comes our way.
I have previously met with the Policing Minister, along with the City Council and Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner to lobby for a bid for our local areas, and I need your help to show them how much we need it.
Please sign my petition below to help me campaign for money from the Safer Streets Fund.