16th Jan, 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner cash to make Hillfields Square more child friendly

HILLFIELDS Village Square in Coventry is being made more child friendly, thanks to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Streets Fund.

Sgt Kimberley and PCSO Galloway from Coventry City Centre Police have been looking at improving it for the village’s youngsters and have started by painting floor games in the square.

Officers have cordoned off the area while the work is carried out but do not want the residents to be concerned in case they think it is a crime scene.

They posted on Twitter: “We look forward to seeing the children of Hillfields enjoy this once it is installed.”

And they have thanked Speedy Services in Holbrooks Lane for helping at the last minute with equipment.

“Without their support our project would have been delayed,” added the officers.

The bid for funding – confirmed in July – was led by West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Waheed Saleem.

The cash is being used in Hillfields towards projects focused on reducing crime in the area.

Some has been spent on CCTV, improving the lighting, providing residents with home security packs and engaging with local community groups.

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