7 August 2023
Alex, our Stakeholder and Contracts Manager, along with members of our Street Team, recently joined officers from Marylebone and Hyde Park Safer Neighbourhood Teams, along with volunteers, to highlight the Met Police’s Street Safe campaign and raise awareness of street safety for women and girls.
During a walkabout of the area, the team handed out leaflets featuring details of the campaign and highlighting what women and girls should do if they feel threatened, as well as raising awareness of the Street Safe app. It also enabled the team and those they met to pinpoint with the Police areas that could be made safer.
The Street Safe initiative was established by the Police to allow the public to report safety concerns in public places anonymously. This includes issues like poorly lit streets, abandoned buildings, or vandalism, as well as instances where they may have felt unsafe due to someone following or verbally abusing them. It also aims to inform the public how the Police can help, support and protect woman and girls, and young people. More details about Street Safe can be found here.
In other news, Transport for London will be continuing its ongoing Safe Travel at Night (STaN) campaign this week, with the aim of raising awareness of the safe ways to use taxi and private hire vehicles, as well as alternative travel options such as buses and the night tube. STaN operations run three times a year (notably the festive period & freshers’ week) where enforcement and police teams hand out leaflets to the public containing information on how to get home safely after a night out and public transport options.
More information about the campaign including important information, myth-busting and tips for safe travel is available here.