Following the murder of Sarah Everard in March 2021 the government has put £23m towards the Safer Streets Fund which has an emphasis on the safety of women and girls. Through innovative plans including improved street lighting and CCTV as well changing and challenging attitudes, perceptions & behaviours, raising awareness, training & campaigning to make our streets safer for Women and Girls.
The fund aims to use a whole-system approach, focused on long-term change alongside immediate practical action to improve women’s physical safety in public spaces.
Fylde Coast Women’s Aid was awarded part of the Safer Streets Fund to work in partnership with Blackpool council, local communities, local charities & professionals to deliver projects and training which will help Women and Girls feel safer in Blackpool.
“We look forward to working across the partnership, including with our communities, to deliver change to those areas that women and girls have said make them feel unsafe. Our #itstopshere movement comes from our shared ambition to make Blackpool a safe place for everyone and we want to put women and girls at the heart of the delivery of the plans they have shaped.” – Council leader Lynn Williams
If you would like more information about the Safer Streets Project or to get involved, please contact: Alicia.Eland@FCWA.co.uk
As part of our PHASE 1 approach, we are collecting information via a survey on feelings of safety within Blackpool.
To complete this survey please click the link below (the survey is anonymous unless you wish to provide your contact details for future research).
The closing date for responses is the 7th September 2022