London,
26
March
2019
|
09:20
Europe/London

Community safety funding for the Euston area

The London Borough of Camden has successfully bid to the HS2 Community & Environment Fund for part funding for the Euston Well-being Team project.

The fund will provide £75,000 towards the £175,000 project with Camden providing the remaining investment in this project with significant match funding.

The Euston Well-being Team will provide a bespoke community safety patrol on the Regents Park Estate and in the Euston area. The new team will consist of:

  • a Community Presence Officer
  • an additional local police officer
  • a dedicated outreach worker.

Together they will provide a holistic, multi-agency response to the displacement of crime and anti-social behaviour caused by the closure of Euston Square Gardens and St James’s Gardens for HS2 construction.

Regents Park ward Members Councillor Nasim Ali, Heather Johnson and Nadia Shah said:

“We want every Camden resident to feel safe and secure in their local community, so welcome this timely funding for additional community safety measures in Regent’s Park ward. This new patrol and outreach team will help us take steps to quickly deal with issues raised by the community, supporting vulnerable residents involved in street activity and offering bespoke local solutions to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

“We’re also working with HS2 at the most senior level, helping them to better understand the impact of their construction sites and actively support us in creating a safer environment where necessary.”

HS2 Community Engagement Director, Julie King, said:

“HS2 is committed to being a good neighbour. Through our Community and Environment Fund we are working together with Camden Council to help them deliver improved wellbeing in the Euston community.”

Cathy Elliott, Independent Chair of CEF and BLEF said:

“I’m delighted that that Camden Council have received funding for the Euston Well-being Team project that will go a long way in helping local residents and the wider community.

“The HS2 Community and Environment Fund is available to support local communities that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of HS2 and I encourage other organisations near to the line of route to apply and benefit from funding.”