In partnership with the Local Police Team in Cockfosters and local residents’ community group, Hadley Wood Security, local housebuilder Chase New Homes has made a generous donation of £15,000 to the Cockfosters ANPR and CCTV Project. In a bid to make the local neighbourhood an even safer place to live and work, strategically placed Automatic Number Plate Recognition and CCTV Cameras will be installed at 10 key sites that provide vital entry and exit routes into the Enfield part of Cockfosters, aiming to create a secure ‘ring of steel’ around the Cockfosters area.

With no local funding available from either Enfield or Barnet councils or the Metropolitan Police, and each camera site costing around £3,000 to install, an appeal has been made to local residents and businesses to raise as much money as possible in order to purchase the first 10 camera sites required for this initial phase, with future plans to increase this number once more money has been raised.

Located on Cockfosters Road, one of the 10 key roads chosen for camera installation, is One One Six Cockfosters by Chase New Homes. Set to launch in February 2023, the impressive curved 8-storey Blackhorse Tower was once an office building built in the 1960s, is now sympathetically being brought back to life to provide an exclusive gated development featuring an elegant collection of 226 one and two bedroom apartments that will bring new green space and amenities to its residents.

Gary Barton, Managing Director for Chase New Homes comments: “We are delighted to be making this donation to enable the Cockfosters ANPR and CCTV Project to go ahead. The use of ANPR and CCTV cameras has proven to be a successful aid in keeping neighbourhoods safe, and as a local housebuilder we are very proud to be supporting this project, and we hope this first phase will help kickstart further extensions to the scheme enabling all communities within the borough to benefit from this new technology. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Residents Association of Cockfosters that have worked tirelessly canvassing local businesses to ensure that this important project was adopted.”

Having successfully administered the same project for the Hadley Wood area, Hadley Wood Security who have also donated funds to the scheme, are helping to facilitate the Cockfosters Project.

Founding Director at Hadley Wood Security, Stuart Singer: “Hadley Wood Security is very grateful to Chase New Homes for its support and generous donation which has resulted in us having the funds to proceed with the Cockfosters ANPR/CCTV project.” 

 Police Constable Carl Bliss from the Cockfosters Police team comments: “Thanks to the generous donation from Chase New Homes, we have been able to reach our target of £30,000 and install cameras at 10 sites. The Cockfosters ANPR/CCTV project is an extension to what has already been an extremely successful project elsewhere within the Cockfosters Ward. This donation along with the help and support from local residents and businesses, we have been able to begin the installation process to protect our local community.”

To register for updates ahead of the launch of the new marketing suite and show home at One One Six Cockfosters by Chase New Homes, please contact Lanes Exclusive Homes at oneonesix@lanesexclusivehomes.co.uk or telephone 0208 059 0311.


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