Safer Streets Programme

Our Community Safety Partnership, in partnership with Essex Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, has successfully secured Home Office Safer Streets funding. This funding is for areas in Witham and the programme aims to improve people’s perception of safety.

The Safer Streets Programme has a focus on reducing:

  • Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • Neighbourhood crime
  • Anti-social behaviour (ASB)

Our Community Safety Partnership is working on delivering a number of proposed activities which include:

  • ASB & Crime Prevention Police Patrols
  • Two part-time Street Wardens employed by Witham Town Council
  • Outreach sports programme for young people in Witham 
  • Extending Witham Town Council’s CCTV network
  • Free self defence classes for women in Witham
  • Launching the Ask Angela campaign for pubs
  • Dog Watch Scheme along Witham River Walk
  • Providing specialist counselling sessions for victims of sexual violence

Our partners include:

  • Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner’s Office
  • Essex Police
  • Witham Town Council
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Fusion Lifestyle
  • CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)
  • Eastlight Community Homes
  • Crimestoppers
  • Essex County Council