St Marys Church Longfleet
St Marys Church is a listed building that has been subjected to ASB, and has had issues with groups of drunk and unruly people and drug users in the churchyard or near the front door , which is affecting vulnerable adults and children using the church, and causing problems for lone workers, with staff and visitors experiencing threatening and aggressive behaviour
Despite their tight procedural security arrangements, expensive equipment and personal belongings have been stolen in the past and there is no record of who was in the church at the time.
The grant will allow the church install CCTV inside and outside the church, which will provide a safe working environment for staff, volunteers and visitors , and provide valuable footage to the Police, in cases of theft and criminal activity inside and outside the church premise and local vicinity. .
For more information see here: http://www.smlpoole.org.uk