Last chance to complete women and girls' safety survey - closing soon.

Telford and Wrekin Council is calling on people to complete its latest survey on safety which closes on March 31.

Last chance to complete women and girls' safety survey - closing soon.

To date just under 500 respondents have completed the survey which seeks to understand where people feel safe and what type of safety measures they would like to see where they live. 

The results of the survey will guide £250,000 of investment to ensure funding is put to best use. 

An officer from the Safer & Stronger Communities project from the council said: “Crime can happen wherever you live but there are things we can do to help minimise the risk and impact by preparing people and removing the opportunities. While we have a good idea of what these situations are, feedback from residents is imperative to ensure this funding is spent in the most effective way. 

“It’s important that women and girls aged 16+ in particular complete this survey so we can understand the unique issues they are experiencing. Please take five minutes to complete the survey and share with others - of any gender - who have ideas on how we can make the borough an even safer place.” 

Some of the proposed measures could include new closed circuit television cameras, additional lighting or self-defence classes to name a few. 

The survey closes on Friday, March 31 at midnight and can be found here.

It forms part of the council’s ongoing work to improve safety across the borough which includes a CCTV network to act as a deterrent in hot spot areas,  a pilot to install cameras in taxis, a theatre education programme aimed at young people to challenge unacceptable behaviours and funding licenses for safe and secure night time venues such as bars and clubs are just some of the measures already in place or planed for the future.