bbc.com 30 Apr, 2021 07:30 am

England local elections: 'Women are still fearful just trying to walk home'

England local elections: 'Women are still fearful just trying to walk home'
A campaigner for women's safety says a lack of proper lighting in public places is a major concern.

England local elections: 'Women are still fearful just trying to walk home' England local elections: 'Women are still fearful just trying to walk home' Close A campaigner for women's safety has said a lack of proper lighting in public places is one of her biggest concerns.She said: "Why in this day and age are women still fearful just going about their everyday business and trying to walk home?"It's not just street lighting on main roads but also cycle routes, bus stops, places where we get public transport.Karen Whybro set up a local Facebook page for Chelmsford as part of Reclaim These Streets, a campaign set up after the death of Sarah Everard, 33, who disappeared as she walked home in south London.

It is an issue managed by Essex County Council, whose councillors will be chosen in the local elections on 6 May.Published 19 hours ago Section BBC News Subsection Essex

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