Crime rates have dropped at Brackmills Industrial Estate, the logistics centre in Northampton.
The logistics and transport park has seen a 95 per cent cut in thefts from lorries and an overall reduction of crime by more than 60 per cent, following the launch of CCTV cameras, additional street lamps and regular police patrols.
The crime reduction measures were taken in 2009 when the estate, just off junction 15 of the M1, was named one of the UK’s hotspots for lorry crime.
Ian Ferguson from Partnerships for Better Business, helped set up the Brackmills Improvement District (BID), which funded both the CCTV cameras and the police community support officer patrols.
The BID was an initiative voted in by companies located at the Brackmills Estate, such as CIM Logistics, Ceva Logistics and the Panasonic Logistics.
It sees all firms work together and give money to tackle everything from crime and congestion to litter and the development of initiatives to save money.