Designing out crime

This case study examines the achievements of a partnership initiated & led by a group of local traders lobbying to reverse the economic decline of their shopping precinct serving a large estate of 3000 households in Mansfield. Vandalism in the rear car parking areas was frightening off customers which in turn was having a knock on effect on the economic and social climate of the whole precinct. With the help of Council regeneration, libraries and business support officers together with the local police, practical & highly effective solutions including environmental improvements & CCTV were developed in the first two phases.