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How safe do you feel in West Berkshire?

Tell us your experience

Consultation status Results expected
Start date: 2023-06-19
End date: 2023-07-30
Results 2023-09-30

Activity closed.

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Whilst West Berkshire continues to be a very safe place to live, we want to understand if feeling unsafe is a bigger problem in certain public spaces, and is likely to affect some groups more than others.

We know that there are already some great support and community groups in the district, and we want to find out if there are any ways in which people in West Berkshire could feel even more connected to their community.

Why we want your views

It's important that we understand which public spaces in West Berkshire people feel are unsafe and why, e.g. what, if anything, makes you change your route or avoid going to specific places.

We'd like to hear your ideas and suggestions for how public spaces could be changed, e.g. clear sightlines, well maintained spaces, good lighting, and natural surveillance, to make those that use them feel safer.

We also want to know if you feel a part of the community and, if not, what would make you feel more involved.

How to take part

To take part and let us know your experiences and views, please complete our survey by midnight on Sunday, 30 July 2023. It should take about 10 minutes.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Lindsey Upton, our Violence Reduction Officer.

For general enquiries about Community Safety, please visit our Building Communities Together webpage.

You can tell us about broken street lights or hedges and plants that need cutting back on our Report a Problem page.


If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police. Press 55 if you are unable to speak on the phone where you will be assisted without having to speak.

What happens next

Your feedback will help us focus our resources to make changes and improve our public spaces, where we can, and support our ongoing partnership work to tackle and reduce both serious violence, and violence against women and girls in West Berkshire. We want to ensure that we use our resources to change our public areas into even safer, and more welcoming spaces.

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