Improving Gloucester Park’s safety

Published
14.12.2021

Gloucester City Council is asking local residents to take part in a consultation about improving the lighting around Gloucester Park to make it feel safer and more welcoming for all.

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Back in October, Gloucestershire's Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Gloucester City Council secured funding from the Home Office Safer Streets Fund to install additional lighting and CCTV cameras around Gloucester Park with the aim of improving the safety of all, with a focus on women and girls.

Plans and designs for additional lighting and CCTV cameras around the park have been developed, and we want to hear from local residents as to whether we have focussed on the right areas of the park.

Local residents can get in touch with their experiences of the park as well as provide feedback on the plans and designs by emailing community.wellbeing@gloucester.gov.uk.

Cllr Justin Hudson, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, at Gloucester City Council, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the OPCC on this project which will help vulnerable women and girls in our city, as well as the wider community. It is essential all women and young girls feel safe while visiting Gloucester Park. Installing additional lighting and CCTV cameras will make the park much more safer and welcoming for all.”

Chris Nelson, Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I’m very pleased that the hard work of Gloucester City Council and my team has paid off and we’ve secured this additional funding to make Gloucester Park a safe and welcoming place for all our residents, but particularly our women and girls.

“Tackling violence and intimidation against women and girls is a top priority in my new police and crime prevention plan, so the more feedback on these plans we can receive the better, so that those living in Gloucester can enjoy their open spaces without fear.”

 

 

 

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