More Lights to Turn Off Crime

Cllr Bassam Mahfouz speaking to police in Deans Gardens
Cllr Bassam Mahfouz speaking to police in Deans Gardens one of the crime hotspots which will see new additional lighting

Ealing Council is to invest £70,000 to introduce lighting in three key crime hotspots across the borough.

The council’s Cabinet heard on Tuesday 29 November, that the areas where lighting will be introduced are: Dean Gardens in West Ealing, the footpath between Church Road and Godfrey Avenue in Northolt and Bond Street alleyway in Ealing.

These locations were identified after the council looked at where crimes and anti-social behaviour had occurred on streets and footpaths across the borough, in partnership with the police. A survey into the current lighting provision also took place and these three locations were chosen because they were crime hotspots that currently had no lighting.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “Good street lighting helps reduce crime and the fear of crime. That is why I am delighted that we are embarking on delivering our manifesto pledge to introduce new or improved street lighting to help tackle crime hotspots across the borough.  We know that the programme to renew our street lighting six years ago has made people feel much safer on our streets and this new additional investment will go that extra step in improving safety, which is a key concern for our residents.”

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