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Update regarding the Safer Streets project

Visited Chalvey Recreation Ground to look at the new footpath that is being built as part of the safer streets initiative supported by Chalvey Community Partnership. Further work is planned to add Solar lights, this will help to make the park safer and to encourage locals to use it more. Check out the video

We also visited the Montem Stream and the The Fields Alleyway which has been tidied up with hedges cut back by Slough Borough Council, again as part of the safer streets initiative.

The Safer Street Fund of £23.5 million was set up in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard in London, with the aim to make public spaces safer for women and girls.

The successful joint application was made by the council, the Thames Valley office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Aik Saath and Lime, a specialist youth engagement organisation.

Several projects will be made possible by the £513,940 award. It will lead to a ‘whole system’ approach by the partnership which will begin immediately and run until April 2022.

The initiatives will centre on Chalvey, where statistically there is a more of a need to make women and girls safer.

Working closely with the Chalvey Community Partnership the work will address issues and themes identified by residents in the area.

Local information reveals violence against women and girls is committed by men of all ages and was due to a range of factors including cultural attitudes as well as physical factors such as location and environment.

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