Police and Crime Commissioner asks Norfolk residents for their views on crime and anti-social behaviour
The survey has now closed - many thanks to everyone who took the time to complete this. We will keep you updated on our progress.
The Home Office has invited all Police and Crime Commissioners to bid for vital funding to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime. This is the fifth round of the Government’s Safer Streets Fund and, to inform Norfolk’s bid, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner needs to know residents’ views. Everyone in Norfolk is invited to complete a survey before Friday 11 August.
The survey aims to find out about opinions and experiences on aspects of neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour.
Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Giles Orpen-Smellie, said: “Anyone who has been a victim of a crime knows the personal cost this can have. It is the perception of crime in our communities that can make us feel threatened, too.
“While we have data from Norfolk Constabulary, previous StreetSafe* data and information from local authorities about neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour, it is essential we hear from residents about the issues they are currently experiencing.
“My office is working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary, local authorities and community groups to develop preventative measures, but we only have until the end of August to prepare and submit the bids, so I urge residents to take part in the survey so that we can capture their concerns.”
The PCC’s office has the opportunity to bid for £1.4m of the Government’s £60m fund for PCCs across England and Wales.
Previous successful bids have enabled the OPCC and the Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership to secure over £400,000 to tackle violence against women and girls with measures such as better street lighting in Great Yarmouth and an expansion of the CCTV network in King’s Lynn.
Paper copies are available by contacting the OPCC’s office.
By telephone: 01953 424455
*StreetSafe is a service for anyone to anonymously tell the police about public places where you have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, e.g. being followed or verbally abused.