Marlow Town Council (MTC) has stepped in to fund night-time security patrols in Higginson Park, extending the successful scheme introduced last year in Seymour and Gossmore Parks.
Higginson Park is managed by Wycombe District Council but the Green Spaces team were not able to fund the extended patrols. Marlow Town Council has agreed to pay for a trial period of six months from January 2020. The highly visible patrols will be a deterrent to crime as well as deterring anti-social behaviour. The licensed security operatives will share all intelligence with the police and gather additional surveillance material.
“Security patrols have been running since August 2019 in Seymour Park and Gossmore Park, with trained officers from 4front Security visiting twice every night of the year,” Marlow Mayor Richard Scott said. “Both these parks have seen a significant reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour as a result. We are anticipating that Higginson Park will see a similar success.”