The murder of Sarah Everard left most of the country in shock. The horrific way it happened has left women and girls concerned and worried when they walk the streets alone.
Women and girls across east London have shared their fears to us here at the Havering Daily. In response, we asked Havering Council their plans to help tackle this violence.
Councillor Viddy Persaud, Havering’s Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety, said:
“Our priority is to help our residents, including women, feel as safe as possible throughout our borough and we will do all we can to help make that happen.
“As a Council, we are currently working on a number of measures, including reviewing CCTV in the borough, continuing to support work around VAWG [Violence Against Women and Girls], plus looking at being part of a Safer Spaces initiative, where residents will have the opportunity to let us know directly where and why they may feel unsafe in the borough.”