City grant helps to make homes secure

October 19, 2010 11:37 AM
Belinda Brooks-Gordon

Belinda Brooks-Gordon

Work has been carried out to make 34 Cambridge homes more secure thanks to a £5,000 grant from the city council.

The money was awarded to households in Richmond Road and Oxford Road under the Safer City Grant.

New gates, trellises and fences were erected and new locks were supplied free of charge under the city's Bobby Scheme.

Richmond Residents Association applied for the grant through the city council's West Central Area Committee and householders paid around £150 each towards the £11,000 total cost of the work.

Castle Ward Councillor, Belinda Brooks-Gordon said: "This work has brought great benefits to residents and made their homes more secure.

"They are delighted that the city council and the Bobby Scheme were able to help in this way."

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