Projects are generally known as Program Action. We have a number of projects running in the club and we encourage every member to get involved in at least one of them. Which one would you like to join? Time commitment varies according to project and events. Please speak to the project leader to find out more. You can just help for one event or be involved for the duration of the project.
Following the murder of Sarah Everard we decided to look at women’s safety in and around Salisbury. We held a one-day conference which brought together numerous local organisations with a shared interest in a safer Salisbury. The conference was well attended and set out steps for taking the initiative forward.
Since then we have conducted night audits of the central city to see where it seems too dark (often because street lights are not working – these have been reported) and what can be done to improve the feel of the streets. This audit was repeated in February 2023 and report submitted to the City Council.
A School Forum took place to talk to both girls and boys about acceptable behaviour, consent and keeping safe when out at night – see here.
We promoted the project at an event in the Guildhall.
A successful event was held at the Guildhall on 1st October 2022.
This year we are focussing on raising awareness of domestic violence, bystander training, self defence and another Schools’ Forum. We plan to create toolkits for employers and sports clubs. Find out more here.
We have already repeated the streetlight audits (see above).
Project Leader: Liz Batten