The improvements are:-
- In the playground two play units will be modified and made ‘open sided’ so users can always be seen.
- Park lighting will be improved. The central columns near the fountains will be raised to provide additional light over the lower park area near the pavilions.
- There are plans to install an additional police CCTV camera on a new column.
- The council is also hoping to secure funding for a full time park manager to work at weekends as well as during the week, carrying out daily park-wide inspections and maintenance.
- To help tackle litter problems, large bins will be installed on the edges of the park.
- Additional motion-sensitive lighting installed on the community pavilions;
- Additional 24-hour monitored CCTV cameras, linked to the police station, , including a new one on the café building, bringing the total to 13.
- Windows at the community pavilion reinforced with toughened protective layers
- New signage on park noticeboards and inside community rooms giving people direct contacts to report concerns at the park.
- City Parks staff carrying out litter picks and playground inspections at weekends.
- Increased police visits and patrols including use of drug dogs
- Community Safety partnership group expanding to include more council and community representative
- Initiatives to attract public use of park outside normal hours have also helped increase community safety. The new café is now open 7 days a week, the two community rooms are used regularly and the park offers varied a programme of volunteer- led activities, community group events and activities
For more information about events, activities and volunteering opportunities at the level visit: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/thelevel