Runnymede Safer Neighbourhood Team is delighted to have helped Royal Holloway, University of London scoop an award naming Egham the safest university town in the country.
The accolade awarded as a result of research by Stu.Rents.com shows the students in Egham were exposed to the least crime after details of more than 535,000 crimes in university towns across 64 areas were analysed. The recorded crimes all took place around hubs of student accommodation across the country. The rankings are based on figures relating to the period from the start of February 2014 end of January 2015.
Neighbourhood Inspector Roger Nield said that partnership working with the University and the Community Safety Partnership team is extremely important and a valuable part of creating a safe, secure environment in which local students can live and learn. He said:
“This is testament to all the hard work put in by members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Royal Holloway and Runnymede Borough Council. It is a great team effort to help in our ongoing commitment to tackle and cut crime for residents, students and visitors to Runnymede.
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.”