How safe do you feel in Harborough? Survey launched to gets views from women and girls

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews is preparing to bid for a slice of £25 million from the third round of the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to increase the protection of women and girls

Monday, 28th June 2021, 4:07 pm
Updated Monday, 28th June 2021, 4:08 pm

A big survey has been launched to establish how safe women and girls feel across Harborough as well as throughout Leicestershire.

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews is preparing to bid for a slice of £25 million from the third round of the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to increase the protection of women and girls.

The study invites people to share their experiences of harassment and intimidation over the last 12 months as either victims or witnesses.

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews is preparing to bid for a slice of £25 million from the third round of the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to increase the protection of women and girls.
Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews is preparing to bid for a slice of £25 million from the third round of the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to increase the protection of women and girls.

They are being asked to spell out situations, areas or specific times when they feel more unsafe as well as what action they believe is needed to improve safety.

The information will be compiled and scrutinised by the PCC’s team to prioritise areas of need so the bid reflects the views and ideas of residents.

“Everyone has the right to feel safe going about their personal lives and if they don’t then something must change.

“To make our streets feel safer for women and girls, we need to prevent crime and this means targeting resources into the right areas to address vulnerability,” said Mr Matthews, who lives in Kibworth Beauchamp.

“Safer Streets is a real opportunity to secure additional funding to make our streets safer.

“I would encourage every woman and girl to fill in the survey and help us make decisions that best reflect their needs and the needs of our communities.”

The survey will take just 10 minutes or so to complete and responses are anonymous.

If you have any questions about the survey or would like further information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner or the Safer Streets initiative, please contact: [email protected]