As part of continuing work to tackle violence against women and girls, females living in Buntingford are invited to take park in a walk and talk event, to discuss what makes them feel unsafe in the local area.
The event is being hosted by the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and will take place on the evening of Friday 29 July.
Officers will have a stall at the Norfolk Road playing fields from 6pm, where people will be able to talk to officers, get crime prevention advice and pick up free personal safety items.
Two short walks will also be setting off from the playing fields at 6.30pm and 8pm, taking in areas which people have previously highlighted as being a concern, so that officers can get a better understanding of what the issues are.
PC Gemma Wardell, who has organised the event, said: “We’re committed to doing all we can to tackle violence against women and girls; no one should be made to feel unsafe in their local community.
“The East Herts Community Safety Partnership (CSP)* launched a survey earlier this year, to help identify areas of concern and to understand the reasons that people may not feel safe in the area.
“Views are still being sought and we hope that women and girls will come along to this informal event, to have an honest chat with local SNT officers who really want to make a difference. Feedback will be used to help shape local safety improvements.”
If you’re unable to attend the event, you can still give feedback anonymously via our online platform echo.
* The East Herts Community Safety Partnership consists of local organisations including East Herts Council, police, fire, education providers and justice services, who work to keep East Herts a safe place to live, work and visit.