How concerned are you about crime in your local area? Do you feel safe where you live? The Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership (CSP)* is inviting residents to share their views on how safe they feel in their local communities.
The CSP is asking local residents and visitors to engage in the ‘Feelings of Safety’ survey which is now live online.
It will assist in identifying areas of concern and help the CSP to understand the reasons that people may not feel safe in our towns and villages. The feedback will then be used to help shape local safety improvements.
Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Inspector Rachael Robertson said: “This survey is another way that our local communities can tell us how they feel and let us know what they think we should be focusing on.
“COVID restrictions mean that we have been unable to run as many face-to-face community events as we had hoped but as things are now getting back to normal we hope to be seeing as many of you as possible and will share event updates via our social media and OWL.
“The ‘Feelings of Safety’ survey will provide us with vital information to help us work with our partners such as Hertsmere Borough Council to develop ways to make people feel safer.”
Councillor Pervez Choudhury, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Performance, said: “The Feelings of Safety survey is our residents’ opportunity to have their voice heard and gives us a clear idea of how they feel about the area they live in.
“By taking part the Community Safety Partnership can ensure that we are working with partners and the community to build a safe environment to live, study and work.
“I’d like to encourage people to complete the survey for their area. Your input will help us keep you and our communities across Hertsmere safe.”
You can give feedback about your local area via the following links:
* The Hertsmere CSP consists of local organisations including Hertsmere Borough Council, police, fire, housing associations, probation and health services, who work to keep Hertsmere a safe place to live, work and visit.