I was delighted to be directed to this article pointing out that students have voted the Royal Holloway the safest place to study. Great partnership work over a decade is paying off! Well done to all of you who have been part of (an ever expanding) Community Safety Partnership team. This adds to the decade of reduction of crime [TNO] and ASB on Runnymede.
This is via Helen at Royal Holloway:
Research carried out by StuRents.com has found Egham is the safest area for students to live in.
The analysis of 535,468 crimes in the 64 towns and cities across England and Wales where students live for university, shows which students were most likely to be exposed to high levels of crime over the last year.
Students studying at Royal Holloway, University of London were exposed to the least crime with only 57 recorded crimes per thousand residents in the last year.
Helen Groenendaal, Senior Student Wellbeing Officer at Royal Holloway, said: “We are delighted to hear the result of the Stu.Rents.com ranking recognising the safety of the College and the surrounding area. We greatly value the working relationship we have with Surrey Police in trying to help them create a safe and secure place to live and work. Efforts to minimise crime and promote personal safety are an ongoing commitment within our close-knit college community so we are pleased to see this working and making a difference.”
And repressed from the Telegraph (with many thanks) ……..
Royal Holloway’s (or Ro-Ho to its students) pleasant Surrey surroundings are not just home to the beautiful Windsor Park but also to Egham, the safest university town in the country. With an average 57 crimes per 1,000 residents – compared to the national average of 99 crimes per 1,000 – parents can sleep comfortably knowing that their child is in the safest student town possible. Egham is probably better known as the location where King John sealed the Magna Carta in 1215, so the town is steeped in English history. The rail links to London provide students ample opportunity to explore should they wish to venture beyond their idyllic Egham bubble.