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Residents Invited to Help Shape Community Safety in Reading

  • Resident feedback required to help make Reading safer for everyone
  • Survey is your chance to tell the Community Safety Partnership where it should focus resources
  • Recent improvements include more cctv cameras, extra and improved lighting and creating the Reading Safe Space
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Free Theatre Show Teaches Dangers of Knife Crime

  • Two free performances take place at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday 28 October
  • Show will teach young people about the dangers of knife crime and gangs
  • Initiative is part of Council and partners' outreach programme following Armoured Heart statue unveiling
Delegates from the Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work at the Armoured Heart sculpture with partners responsible for the sculpture's creation

Armoured Heart sculpture showcased to delegates as Reading hosts Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work

  • Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work delegates visited the Armoured Heart on Monday
  • Sculpture is a symbol for peace in Reading and has provided young people with the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of knife crime
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Reading Community Safety Partnership Shows Support For ASB Awareness Week 2023

  • ASB Awareness Week runs from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 July
  • Residents are invited to attend a number of engagement events where they can give their views or find out how to get help
Young people from the Starting Point charity unveil the Armoured Heart sculpture, a symbol of peace and hope, in Reading

Symbol of Peace Artwork Unveiled As Reading Stands Together Against Knife Crime

  • The Armoured Heart sculpture is a symbol of peace and hope which stands against knife crime
  • Young people from Starting Point charity worked with local artist Stuart Melrose on the project
  • Sculpture will be followed by an ongoing educational outreach programme to challenge knife culture
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Council Pledges Action In Hate Crime Awareness Week

  • Hate Crime Awareness Week is seeking to bring people together to tackle all forms of prejudice and hate
  • The Council is an active member of Reading's Community Safety Partnership which works to reduce and prevent offences including hate crime
  • Advice for countering hate crime online includes reporting and blocking posts and users on social media
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Council receives £429,000 funding to make Reading safer

  • New funding will help make Reading town centre a safer place for residents and visitors
  • Schemes including a Community Safe Hub, CCTV and improved lighting are planned with £429,000 award, with an additional 50% match funding coming from the Council and its partners
  • Residents encouraged to take part in current consultations open now on community safety, serious violence and domestic abuse
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Have your say on Reading’s community safety, serious violence and domestic abuse strategies

  • Residents encouraged to give vital feedback of their views on crime, anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse
  • Feedback will help make Reading safer by shaping future responses to crime and violence
  • Make sure you've had your say by 5 September when consultations end