People across Tendring are being encouraged to give their views about their fear of crime.
The Tendring Community Safety Partnership (TCSP) is preparing to set its aims priorities for next year.
Based on crime statistics and information from agencies, including the police, it has identified tackling anti-social behaviour and acquisitive crime; protecting vulnerable people from hidden harms; and reducing reoffending as the key priorities.
Now the TCSP wants to find out whether the public agrees with those priorities, and is giving them the chance to help shape the way forward.
It has produced an online survey to try to gather as many views as possible.
Lynda McWilliams, TCSP Chairwoman, said this is the opportunity for the public to have their say.
“Although we have a list of priorities for the next 12 months, it is crucial that we reflect what residents feel,” Cllr McWilliams said.
“They may have different ideas and, if that is the case, we want to hear them so they can be taken on board.
“This survey is all about giving communities the chance to communicate with us about their fear of crime.”
The survey is quick and simple to complete, and looks at how safe people feel, whether that has changed over the last year, if they or a family member have been a victim of crime, and what they think is the main source of crime in Tendring.
To take part visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/foc_2018
The closing date for people to have their say is December 31, 2018.
For further information on this press release contact Will Lodge, Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager on 01255 686338.