A TUNNEL in Stroud near the site of a recent alleged rape is to be transformed.
Safe Space – a group formed in Stroud in the wake of the recent alleged attack near Sainsbury’s, Dudbridge Road – is organising a clean-up and painting of the tunnel, taking place this weekend.
The group is a community of businesses that aims to provide a safe and secure place for women to go to if they are being followed or feel under threat in any way.
“We are reclaiming the space at Dudbridge because of the recent alleged rape,” said Chrissie Lowery, from Safe Space.
“It’s a dark and horrible place and we wish to transform it.
“Safe space was born out of the Stroud sisterhood group after two recent alleged rapes.
“One of the first things we decided was that the tunnel needed to be changed.
“For this we need people’s help.
“Stroud District council have provided paint, Stroud Town Council are providing stickers, safety packs and leaflets and Travis Perkins has donated brushes and rollers.
“We are so grateful to the community for all of their help and support.
“But we would really like help from the public with a power washer or similar to make things easier on the weekend.
“We also need volunteers to help clean the tunnel on Saturday afternoon from and paint it all day on Sunday from 10am.”
To get in touch with Chrissie contact her on 07891162140 or 01453752448
To find out more about Safe Space visit – https://safespacescheme.org/