What crimes do you want to see tackled in South Holland?

Crime news.
Crime news.

South Holland residents are being invited to have their say on crime in the district and what issues they would most like to see tackled.

The East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (ELCSP) is inviting residents to complete its latest community safety survey to help identify the issues that the group will focus on in 2016.

The ELCSP is a statutory body comprising district (South Holland, Boston and East Lindsey) and county councils, Police, Fire and Rescue, Probation and Health. The partnership is required to undertake an annual review of crime and community safety issues and produce a plan to outline how it will tackle crime and anti-social behaviour to make people feel safer.

Those taking part in the latest survey will be in the running to win £30 worth of high street shopping vouchers.

Coun Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for community, said: “It’s vitally important that we ask our community for their views on issues which affect their safety.

“This survey gives us the opportunity to ensure we are addressing our community’s needs.”

Last year the partnership worked on issues residents identified through the survey including:

* Programmes to engage young people in positive activities and away from anti-social behaviour (such as Activate in South Holland).

* ‘Safezones’ in each district to educate people about safe drinking levels, personal safety and deterring violence.

* Introducing a ‘voluntary code of conduct’ for off licenses in Spalding Town Centre to promote responsible management of alcohol sales.

* Operations Cyclone and Shout to tackle cycle thefts and shoplifting in Boston Town Centre.

The ELCSP is now focussing on issues raised in last year’s survey including anti-social behaviour, violent crime, domestic abuse, alcohol misuse and theft.

Your views this year will fine tune the crime-fighting priorities for 2016.

The survey is available to complete online up until Friday, October 30, visit www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=143764102833 or www.sholland.gov.uk.

If you would prefer to complete a paper copy, these can be obtained from the reception at South Holland District Council’s offices in Priory Road, Spalding.

WHAT ISSUES DO YOU WANT TACKLING?

Tell us in the comments section below this story or email jeremy.ransome@jpress.co.uk and we will publish as many as we can in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.