AGENCIES across Warwickshire have secured £249,000 from the Home Office’s Safer Streets fund.

The money is allocated to projects designed to reduce violence against women and girls and to increase feelings of safety in public spaces.

The agencies involved, including Warwickshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner, Warwickshire Police and Stratford District Council are using the funding for five areas across the county, including in Alcester.

Following consultation with local residents, agencies are undertaking works in each of the five to ensure local streets are safer.

In addition, a Virtual Reality module is being developed to raise awareness of the effects of misogyny – hatred against women – on women and girls.

To further engage with residents, the Safer Streets team will be holding a community engagement day session this coming Monday, March 21 from 11am to 2pm at Kinwarton Road shopping precinct in Alcester.

People are invited to come along and chat to the partners about safety in their neighbourhoods.

Chief Superintendent Emma Bastone, head of local policing for Warwickshire Police, said: “The Safer Streets fund allows forces and local partners to work with the local community to address their concerns. These events will be a great opportunity for local people to let us know their concerns so we can invest in preventative measures to make our communities safer.”

Residents can access further information and have their say at

published 2022-03-16 18:20:37