Pop-up Safe Spaces introduced to Stratford-on-Avon District

Press Release

Published on 10 July 2024

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Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Community Safety team and partner agencies are working on a pilot project creating Pop Up Safe Spaces across the District.

This project is being trialled across Stratford-on-Avon District, and potentially implemented across the county. The safe spaces will take an innovative and holistic approach, ensuring they are welcoming, confidential, and free from judgement. Anyone can come and talk to the agencies present about available support or concerns in their local community, particularly focusing on crime and anti-social behaviour.

The safe spaces will present the community with an opportunity to:

  • Gain access to the right help and support
  • Feel empowered to access services
  • Be signposted or referred to partner agencies
  • Build their confidence and trust in agencies
  • Have their voice and concerns heard
  • Improve their feeling of safety

Cllr Natalie Gist, Portfolio Holder for Law and Governance, said: "We are committed to preventing serious violence, reducing the level of crime, safeguarding individuals, and ensuring the local community feel safe. We believe the pop-up safe spaces will be an important starting point to help create a safer community within Stratford on Avon District.  I would urge residents who have felt that they have not been able to come forward previously to do so at a Pop-Up Safe Space."

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 10/07/2024