Commissioner launches survey to inform future funding bids
Published: 11 March 2022
Following recent funding bid successes which led to the Safer Streets campaigns currently being rolled out in Warrington and Chester, Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has launched a survey asking people across Cheshire for their views on the safety of women in public places across the county.
The Commissioner wants to get as many views as possible from people, businesses and other organisations in Cheshire before he and his team put together the next bid for funding to improve community safety and offer reassurance to women and girls.
John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire said:
“At the end of last year, we were successful in obtaining over £1 million in funding for projects to tackle violence against women and girls and make our streets safer for everyone. I want to build on that success and I need your input to make it happen.
“Me and my team will then take all of that feedback on board when looking at how we can secure even more funding for the benefit of people in Cheshire.
“While the survey is focused on women’s safety, particularly in light of the national focus on violence against women and girls, I want to hear from anyone and everyone who can help to make Cheshire a safer place to live, work and visit. Our communities as a whole benefit when everyone feels safer.”
The survey asks people a range of questions about the places they feel unsafe, as well as the reasons behind this that could relate to either the area itself or a characteristic of any individual.
The Commissioner is hoping that by getting an in-depth view of how many people think and feel, the next round of funding his office secures will deliver the greatest benefit for some of the most vulnerable people and communities.
John Dwyer added:
“This survey gives you the chance to tell me directly why, when and where you don’t feel safe in any area of our county, right down to specific postcodes.
“It’s really important that I capture as many people’s experiences as possible through this survey so that I know what is making people feel unsafe, what would make them feel safer, and what my office can do via future funding bids to help. Please do take a few minutes to share your views.”