Stratford-on-Avon District Council is seeking the views of the public and local organisations to inform potential proposals for a bid to the Home Office Safer Streets Fund 2021.
The tragic killing of Sarah Everard on 3rd March 2021 brought to the forefront concerns about women and girls' safety in public places. To provide reassurance to women and girls and ensure the safety of public spaces, the Government announced, on 15th March, an additional £25 million for the Safer Streets Fund. The third round of the Safer Streets Fund opened on the 3rd of June 2021, providing an opportunity to bid from a fund of £25 million for the year?2021/22, up to £550,000 per application.
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Further information around the Safer Streets Fund can be found here - Safer Streets Fund - Round 3
The consultation is an online questionnaire which seeks the views of those who live, work and visit Stratford-upon-Avon. The questionnaire aims to understand more about public feelings of safety in Stratford-Upon-Avon and identify key locations where people feel unsafe.
The questionnaire can be completed by anyone but will be particularly the seeking the views of women and girls. Stratford-on-Avon District Council will be engaging with local community groups, voluntary and third sector groups and other agencies that work with women and girls to obtain views that can inform any proposal made. Local statutory agencies will also be consulted.
The closing date for completing the questionnaire is the 11th July 2021.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council will analyse the results of the consultation and the information will be used to inform the considerations and approach in any proposal put forward to the Home Office. A range of other sources of official crime data and public safety data are also being used inform a potential bid.