Tuesday, 20 June 2017

New safety measures for the Level


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.
These improvements will compliment other measures to enhance safety on The Level introduced over the past few months. They include:-

  • 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


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