Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, is delighted the Government is providing around £750,000 to Milton Keynes as part of the Safer Streets Fund.
When the fund was announced in March, Ben and MK South MP Iain Stewart called on Milton Keynes to make a bid to help people feel safer across the city.
Ben discussed the bid with Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Barber and it was announced on Monday (25th July) that the Conservative Government was provided £750,000 funding to MK.
The money is particularly aimed at making the streets safer for women and girls with some of the funding going to Project Vigilant to help officers detect and disrupt sexually inappropriate or predatory behaviour.
There will also be extra CCTV and additional street lighting in place in and around underpasses in Central Milton Keynes..
Ben Everitt MP commented: "I'm delighted the Conservative Government is committed to making the streets of Milton Keynes safer, particularly for women and girls.
"I've long been campaigning for more funding to tackle crime here in Milton Keynes and will continue to work closely with Matthew Barber on this issue."