A two-year £240,000 cash injection across Belfast to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and strengthen community safety and confidence in policing has been welcomed by the SDLP.
Lower Falls councillor Colin Keenan said he believed the investment will make Belfast a “safer city”.
Said the SDLP councillor: “This is great news for people right across Belfast.
“The programme of work agreed is ambitious and includes many new exciting initiatives aimed at reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
“Elements of our plan include making £40,000 available to community groups who work on community safety issues as well as £25,000 for a youth recognition project.
“Money is also available for the deployment of mobile CCTV and for the hosting of information events for people to help raise awareness of personal safety.
“All in all it is my belief that this program of work will indeed lead to an even safer city that we can all continue to be proud of,” added councillor Keenan