Help tackle crime in your neighbourhood

St.Helens residents are being invited to help shape crimefighting policies.

St.Helens Council, along with Merseyside Police and the other local organisations that make up the Community Safety Partnership, are again running their annual community safety survey.

It's an opportunity to tell the authorities about crime and anti-social behaviour in the areas where they live.

Numerous types of crime and anti social behaviour are listed in the survey form, with residents encouraged to say how much of a problem the activities are where they live.

And it's not just a paper exercise - as St Helens Council's Cabinet Member for Environmental Protection and Safer Communities, Councillor Richard McCauley explained.

"The views of our residents are vital if we're going to tackle these issues," he said, "because the data we get back is used to shape the policies and determine the action taken to fight crime.

"We want to make St Helens a safe place to live, work and study - but we need everyone's help to make that happen."

A copy of the survey form can be found in the most recent edition of the council's St Helens First magazine - and returned to a Freepost address - while an online version can be completed up until September 2012.

To complete the online version (and you don't have to register if you don't want to) go to

Alternatively you can also download the PDF version and send back to us freepost:

Safer Communities
St.Helens Council
Freepost, NAT22039
Atlas House