Give your views on crime prevention in St Albans District
Residents, businesses and community groups can help shape a detailed plan for improving crime prevention in St Albans District.
A public consultation has opened on how to make the area a safer place to live and work with residents urged to give their views.
They are asked to fill in a questionnaire on issues such as antisocial behaviour, drug dealing, burglary, domestic abuse and the protection of vulnerable people.
The consultation, which runs until Wednesday 22 March, will help the St Albans Community Safety Partnership (CSP) complete its strategy for 2023/234
Anyone wanting to take part can do so online here. It only takes a few minutes to complete.
The CSP is an umbrella group of public agencies that work together to reduce crime in the District.
Members include St Albans City and District Council (SADC), Hertfordshire Constabulary, the Police and Crime Commissioner and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The two proposed priorities for the coming year are:
- Protecting communities and making them feel safe.
- Tackling crime and antisocial behaviour.
In addition, the CSP will continue to champion mental health and wellbeing among residents.
Councillor Jacqui Taylor, Lead Councillor for Housing and Community Safety, said:
We are fortunate to live in an area with low crime levels, but we still have to deal with many issues and understanding how safe residents feel is important.
Residents and people who work in the District can tell us in this survey about any concerns they may have about how crime is being tackled and where there might be room for improvement.
We want to develop a strategy that responds to the needs and concerns of our residents. By completing the survey, they can shape our community safety plans for the year ahead.
St Albans Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Caro said:
We work closely with our CSP partners to deal with crime and antisocial behaviour and we welcome the views of our local residents.
We have specialist police teams working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including our safer neighbourhood teams who are out and about in their communities, responding to concerns. We also work with mental health professionals to safeguard those at risk of harm.
With your help, we can prevent crime and antisocial behaviour from happening in the first place to make our communities even safer across St Albans District.
A paper form of the survey with a pre-paid reply envelope are available from Abi Simons on 01727 819306 or Abigail.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact: John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer: 01727- 819533; email@example.com.