Residents in Warwickshire asked how safe they feel - The Leamington Observer

Residents in Warwickshire asked how safe they feel

Leamington Editorial 26th Feb, 2020   0

RESIDENTS in Warwickshire are being asked how safe they feel.

An online survey is giving people across the county the chance to feedback to a range of organisations – councils, police, fire and rescue, health and others – who work together to address community safety through the Safer Warwickshire Partnership Board.

The survey will tell the board what matters to residents and businesses in Warwickshire – both at a local and national level.

The survey aims to help the assist the board better understand how crimes and incidents impact on their feelings of safety and what influences how safe they feel and what they want to see happen in the future to improve people’s safety.




Topics covered included people’s personal experiences of crime and anti-social behaviour, as well what types of incident are most concerning.

Views on the effects of hate crime and personal safety are also being sought, alongside feedback on road safety, including how safe people feel using the road networks across Warwickshire and the wider UK.


An additional section on business crime has been included for firms and employers to voice their views on the types of incident that concern them most, as well as providing feedback on crime prevention initiatives that are already in place across the county to help businesses.

County fire and community safety spokesman Coun Andy Crump said: “We are committed to making sure that all our residents across all of our communities are safe and protected from harm and, equally important, to the council is that all our residents feel safe.

“In order to best deliver these key objectives, we really need as many residents as possible to complete this survey in order to shape a community safety offer that is modern and in keeping with residents’ views.”

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said it important all agencies worked together to improve community safety.

He added: “The survey is simple and easy to use and should only take a few minutes to complete, but whether you are a local resident or the owner of a business, your views are equally important. The results from all of the responses will help the Partnership Board to shape how it responds to your concerns in future, so we really need to hear from as many of you as possible.”

Visit ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/ to complete the survey.

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