Residents are being urged to take part in the Community Safety Consultation to tell the Blaby District and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Community Safety Partnership (CSP) how safe and satisfied they are in the district.
The most recent results from the consultation from during the past year showed that 77% of nearly 1800 people in Blaby District felt safe in their local area; with the same percentage satisfied with the way the police and other public services are dealing with crime, anti-social behaviour and community safety issues in their area.
Both violent crime and reports of anti-social behaviour to the police in Blaby District were down during 2014-15.
Despite significant changes to local policing, the joint CSP exceeded all Police and Crime Commissioner funding targets during 2014-15.
Projects during the previous year included Home Security Scheme and working with male victims and children affected by domestic abuse.
The partnership also ran a programme of awareness work in schools and with young people on a range of community safety issues.
Councillor Lee Breckon, Chair of the CSP for Blaby District, said:
“We are encouraged by the results of the survey but we are aware of the challenges still in our district.
“I would ask residents to take part in the consultation throughout the year as the more responses we receive the better picture we have of where we are succeeding, and any areas we need to address.”
Residents, businesses and visitors to the district can complete the survey throughout the year, either online via www.blaby.gov.uk/csp or at the council’s offices and libraries.
For more information about the Community Safety Partnership or to request a copy of the survey, contact the Partnerships Team on 0116 272 7566 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.