Bradford streets benefit from security railings

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Homes in Bradford are to be made more secure thanks to a £50,000 investment in railings.

The Incommunities scheme has put up the fund to improve security around the social housing sites on Moorgate Avenue, and local residents have already voiced their appreciation for the new instalment. However, Mohammed Shafiq, the local ward councillor for Bradford Moor, has also highlighted the difference in the security on the street.

The fencing has prevented cars from parking on the grass verge in front of the flats, a problem that was causing noise pollution and litter issues.

Mr Shafiq told a local newspaper, the Bradford Telegraph and Argus: “The fencing has enhanced the safety and improved the street scene. Residents had seen cars parked on grass areas, damaging the frontage and making the street look untidy and unkempt. Tenants are pleased that their landlord is providing the best possible properties which are safe and secure.”

The fencing has been built with gated entry points, allowing access for residents, and it is expected to make tenancies in the area more attractive by enhancing its visual appeal.

The Incommunities scheme has another 15 environmental schemes planned in the Bradford area, which it says will be completed no later than March of this year. In keeping with its commitment to serving the neighbourhoods of Bradford, Incommunities has produced a ‘repairs handbook’ for residents, with details of how to notify the council of any damages to the security fencing that has been installed.

On top of their positive impact on the visual aspect of the area, the railings are also expected to improve security. Experts believe that thieves and burglars are less likely to target a residential block, making it more difficult to target easy points of access to a building.

In 2014, YouGov produced a report which named Bradford the location “considered Britain’s most dangerous city” as a result of its nationwide survey, with more respondents to the poll (42%) saying they thought of the city as “unsafe” than “safe” (35%). The research questioned residents in the UK’s ten most populous cities.

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Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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