Safer Streets project

Safer Streets is an initiative set up by the Home Office to prevent crime. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and local authorities can apply for funding for crime prevention plans in areas affected by high levels of neighbourhood crime, such as burglary and robbery. There have been several rounds of Safer Streets funding and in 2021 Reading was successful in bidding for Safer Streets 2 funds, to address neighbourhood crime in two parts of the town.

Reading is currently bidding for Safer Streets 4 funding to tackle neighbourhood crime, anti-social behaviour, violence against women and girls and to improve the safety of public spaces for all.