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A North Yorkshire trading estate is to see increased security thanks to a cash boost.

Richmondshire District Council, local businesses and landlords and North Yorkshire Police have been working on the Gallowfields Trading Estate to try to prevent and reduce crime through a whole series of measures.

The Gallowfields Business Group was established last year through the remaking of ‘Competitive Places Project (RCP21’) in order to help the businesses work together more closely to solve the problems they faced on the Trading Estate.

And thanks to £5934 grant from the Richmondshire District Council Communities Opportunity Fund and money from local businesses, the first phase of the new CCTV system and new signage has been installed – a security guard has also been employed to patrol the estate.

Stuart Parson, ward councillor, said:

“With this grant and the match funding by local business it will hopefully provide the businesses on the estate and their customers the security and peace of mind that they deserve.”

Fellow ward councillor Linda Curran said:

“This new partnership clearly demonstrates what can be achieved by different groups of people working together for a common cause.”

Adrian MacDonald, chair of the business group, said:

“We have had such a positive response from the businesses on the estate.  Some of them have joined the new security scheme including Easby Electronics and Alt Berg  but we still need other businesses on the estate to get involved so that we can continue this work and help to reduce and prevent crime on the estate.”

There are a variety of subscription packages that the businesses can sign up to, something to suit every budget, even those of the smallest business.  There are also a variety of ways to pay.

For more information or to subscribe to the security scheme  contact Abi Bromirskyj, Business and Community Officer on  01748 827033 or email abi.bromirskyj@richmondshire.gov.uk

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Pictured are Andrew Robinson, (secretary of the group; Mandy Hoss, PCSO; Adrian MacDonald, chair of the group; Coun Stuart Parsons; Abi Bromirskji, business & community officer and Michael Smith, PCSO

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