People are being asked to help make Abingdon and Didcot safer at night.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils want to hear from residents who have ever felt unsafe at night in town or after an evening out elsewhere, such as Oxford.

The two councils are working with Oxford City Council who have been awarded £426,000 from the Government's Safer Streets scheme to introduce measures to help prevent violence against women and girls travelling in and out of Oxford at night.

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Didcot and Abingdon are two of the main areas revellers return to after nights out in Oxford. Any measures introduced would not only help those arriving home but could also support people who enjoy a night out locally and those who work in the evening and have to walk home in the dark.

Councillor Maggie Filipova-Rivers, cabinet member for community wellbeing at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: "Ensuring people feel safe on a night out is very important, so I'm very pleased that we will be asking people what improvements they want to see in Didcot. If you have felt unsafe at night in the town, whether during a night out or on your way home, please take part in our survey and let us know what changes you'd like to see."

An online survey is now open until January 14 via

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