Have your say for Safer Streets in Oxford

4 March 2022

Safer Street Logo with a circle around the Padlock

Find out more about how our streets are being made safer

Oxford Brookes University is working in partnership with Thames Valley Police and Oxford City Council on a new joint initiative to help tackle violence against women and girls in Oxford.

In October 2021, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley was awarded £426,000 from the Safer Streets fund to make Oxford city centre safer and to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

We want everyone to feel safe in the city at night and the Safer Streets project named ‘Safe Journey, Safe Destination’ consists of multiple work streams aimed at preventing violent crime and enabling people to feel confident while out and about late at night.

The focus is on crimes including street harassment, stalking, sexual assault, rape, unwanted sexual touching and predatory behaviour in locations within Oxford city centre and places of travel to and from the centre including Abingdon town centre, Witney and parts of South Oxfordshire.

Find out more

Come and find out more about the work taking place to make the streets of Oxford safer, tell us what you think and any ideas you have to make improvements.

Personal Safety event

Safer Streets is holding an event on 22 March in the Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Get involved and share your views, find out more about the project and how to keep yourself and your friends safe, take part in some fun interactive games and take away some free goodies.

Your views matter

We want to hear from people in Oxford, particularly women and girls on their views on safety in the nighttime economy. Share your views by completing the anonymous survey, by Friday 25 March 2022.