Your views on crime and anti-social behaviour
St Helens Council, Merseyside Police and other local
agencies which form the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) are
inviting residents to fill in a short survey on crime and
anti-social behaviour in their area.
Whether it is anti-social behaviour, drug related
crime, hate crime or other problems that you consider to be
priority issues where you live, the council and its partners would
like to know how well you think the authorities are doing in
tackling crime in your neighbourhood, how well-informed you are
about the work that is being carried out to reduce it, and how safe
you feel in your area.
The nine question survey then goes onto ask residents
their views on the contribution of the council's CCTV service,
which currently has more than 100 CCTV cameras across the borough
operating 24 hours a day, to see if they think CCTV cameras should
be used to openly monitor activity in public places for the purpose
of reducing, deterring and detecting crime - and if CCTV monitoring
in public places reduces crime.
St Helens Council's Cabinet Member for Community
Safety, Councillor Lisa Preston said: "The council and its partners
take all types of crime and disorder issues seriously, but we would
like to know what the public thinks we should be prioritising and
how we can further improve in order to significantly reduce crime
and anti-social behaviour.
"That's why we're encouraging as many people as
possible to complete the survey. We value all feedback and will use
it to determine policies and actions to help fight crime and keep
St Helens a safe place to live, work and visit for everyone!"
Surveys can be
completed online by visiting
or can be picked up from the
contact centre in Wesley House.
Completed forms can be sent back freepost to the following
address: Safer Communities, St Helens Council, Freepost, NAT 22039,
Wesley House, St Helens WA10 1HF.