I am in danger, what do I do?

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, contact West Mercia Police on 999.
For non-emergencies you can contact the police on 101.
If you need the police but are unable to talk due to your situation you can dial 55.

Support can be gained in many ways, please go to our dedicated Support page to learn more.

Where does the Safer Streets programme come from and why?

Safer Streets is a Home Office grant that supports police forces and partners in tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG), neighbourhood crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB). 

Herefordshire are working closely with Partner organisations to look at different ways to make streets safer and prevent violence against women and girls.

What was achieved within Safer Streets 3. When was this?

In 2021 Hereford were granted safer streets 3 funding. This involved a range of activities, including:

Who is currently working on Safer Streets 4 and when does the funding end?

Hereford has once again been successful in accessing Safer Streets funding through safer streets 4.  The Project runs between September 2022 and March 2023.  This is supported by West Mercia Police and a range of partners including Herefordshire Women’s Equality Group (HWEG), West Mercia Rape and Sexual abuse support centre (WMRSASC), West Mercia Women’s Aid (WMWA), Hereford Night In, Hereford Community Safety Partnership, Herefordshire Council and Hereford Arts College.

Where has the money come from?

The funding for safer streets comes from a funding grant from the Home Office.

How is it being spent?

  1. Guardianship Expansion – sustaining the ‘Lean on me’ programme outside the city centre. This will include the training and supervision of two cohorts of volunteers per year. It will also include additional radios and equipment and the running costs for vehicles to sustain the expanded patrol cover.

I have heard that this campaign is working with those that work in our local night-time economy, like bar staff and taxi drivers. Can you say more?

In Hereford staff that work in the night-time economy have been offered the opportunity to attend facilitated workshops to help them to

What is being done to educate young people and their families about acceptable behaviour?

WMRSASC and WMWA have worked together to provide a programme of three sessions in schoolto support young people to:

How can I be a part of this campaign?

To support the safer streets campaign you can access the website, video and social media campaigns.

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