Surrey

Woking campaign boosts safety after dark

A police and council campaign is being held for a second year in Surrey to remind people to keep safe after dark.

The Safer Woking Partnership said its Light up the Night campaign would see education and awareness events across the borough for the whole of November.

Community safety officer Camilla Edmiston said police and council officers talked to hundreds of residents in last year's campaign.

It was felt people needed reassurance about their safety this year, she said.

'Be visible'

Insp Dave Griffiths urged people to take part in roadshow events being held in Crown Square, Woking Park, and Town Quay.

He urged people not to walk alone in the dark and keep to well-lit and busy areas, and also said cyclists should make sure they were visible at night.

Children are being urged to wear high-visibility armbands when travelling to and from primary schools.

Officers will be talking to weekend drinkers and people attending fireworks displays and Diwali celebrations.

Posters are also being displayed to remind cyclists to be safe, and urging motorists to watch out for them.

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