Safer Streets – What you need to know

Your home

Safer Streets is a UK-wide project being run by the Home Office to fund crime prevention activities and projects in local neighbourhoods.

Earlier this year, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey successfully bid for £547,000 funding  to deliver a range of crime prevention projects and works in the Northlands Estate and Dutch Barn Close communities. Over the coming months you’ll start to notice changes to your home and your community as we strive to make your neighbourhood feel safer.

Safer Streets is being jointly delivered by A2Dominion, Surrey Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Spelthorne Borough Council, and AST.

What work is happening in my neighbourhood?

The projects funded by Safer Streets will be slightly different depending on where you live.

Northlands Estate

  • Shackleton Court, Wessex Court, Vickers Court, Tudor Court, Bristol Court, Sunderland and Vanguard Court will have new gates installed on the ground floor. The colour will differ from building to building to make it easier for visitors, delivery drivers and emergency services to find your building. We’ll also be installing a secure intercom and key fob system.
  • We’ll be replacing some internal doors with more secure doors featuring magnetic locks and automatic closers. These doors will also have intercom and key fob entry systems.
  • Flats in Shackleton Court, Vickers Court, Tudor Court, Bristol Court and Vanguard Court will have new front doors installed.
  • Shackleton Court, Vickers Court, Tudor Court, Bristol Court and Vanguard Court will receive new, secure communal mailboxes. This is because the new flat doors will not have individual mail flaps.
  • We’ll be installing CCTV cameras to monitor ground floor entrances in all blocks.
  • Shackleton Court, Vickers Court, Tudor Court and Bristol Court - we will be moving the car park gates further forward to prevent people from loitering in the undercover area between the driveway and where the gates currently are.

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Dutch Barn Close

  • We’ll be erecting a new perimeter around Dutch Barn Close to stop people from cutting through open areas.
  • All three buildings will receive new, more-secure communal entrance doors. As we have recently updated the door entry system, we won’t be replacing these systems.
  • All flats will have new front doors installed.
  • Each building will receive new, more-secure mailboxes.
  • We will be installing a drop key protection box (DPB) over the fireman’s switch which controls entry to the building. Emergency services will be able to access the fireman’s switch as required via their key system.

More information

What will it cost me?

For most people it won’t cost you a penny. All installation and works costs are covered by the Safer Streets funding, but future CCTV monitoring costs may appear on your service charge depending on your lease agreement.

Where can I get more information?

If you have any specific questions, you can email us or you can speak to your Neighbourhood Officer or Leasehold Property Manager.

We also held an online resident information session hosted by David Munro, Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, where we went into the project in more detail.

A recording of the session is available online.



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