Saturday, 5 May 2018

University of Reading - Street Support Team



STREET SUPPORT TEAM

A pilot community support scheme


The University of Reading has recently launched a new Street Support Team. The trial scheme is part of the University’s plans to promote positive community relationships between students and non-student neighbours.

The Street Support Team will provide advice to students socialising late at night, encouraging them to be responsible, respectful and safe when travelling through residential areas. The team will also help students feel safe and supported late at night and clean up any bottles/glass left on the streets, as they go.

The highly trained and highly visible team will be working in residential streets around the campus between 10pm and 4am several nights a week. They’ll primarily be based between:

·        Redlands Road and London Road, including St George’s Hall.
·        Whiteknights Road and Wokingham Road, including Bridges/Wessex Halls and the number 17 bus stop.
·        Northcourt Avenue and Christchurch Green, including St Patrick’s/Sherfield Halls and the number 21/21a bus stop.

"The University has created this trial based on views from local residents, neighbourhood police teams, Reading Borough Council and other community partners in the town. We are grateful for all the input and support.

The scheme will run as a trial over the summer and autumn terms. We’ll be reviewing the scheme regularly and we’d be very grateful for feedback so we can make sure the team are working in the best way possible. We will also use the feedback to consider long-term delivery."

Please send any questions or feedback to Sarah Gardner, Community Relations Manager at community@reading.ac.uk

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