No one should feel afraid while walking the streets, yet for so many people, particularly women and girls, feeling uncomfortable or even unsafe in public spaces has become an all-too-common occurrence.
That is why I am delighted Great Yarmouth has received a further funding boost of £127,500 through our Safer Street Fund, which will deliver necessary measures such as extra CCTV and street lighting alongside engagement projects to change behaviour and prevent crimes being committed across Great Yarmouth.
Alongside our pledge to get more police on the streets, with almost 14,000 recruited in England and Wales – this investment will ensure people feel safe and secure in the Great Yarmouth area.
It has been one year since the Government launched our dedicated violence against women and girls strategy and in that year we have seen incredible work to support victims, prevent violence against women and girls, protect citizens and deliver justice. Essential work with specialist groups is delivering practical support and change for women and girls across our communities and the Safer Streets Fund continues to make a difference in the safety of women and girls at a community level.