Your views on crime needed

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The community safety partnership which covers South Holland wants to hear your views on crime and anti-social behaviour to help set priorities for next year.

East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership brings together key agencies including police, fire and rescue, health, probation and local councils.

Its aim is to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime to ensure the region remains a safe place to live, work and visit.

Each year the partnership asks people to share their concerns around crime and disorder and identify the priorities they’d like the partnership to focus on.

Last year the partnership produced a three-year strategy for tackling crime.

The current priorities are anti-social behaviour, violent crime (including domestic abuse) and social cohesion (in Boston and South Holland). The partnership is also addressing fear of crime and alcohol misuse.

In South Holland the partnership is delivering the following projects to address concerns:

• a publicity campaign to ensure people know how to report anti-social behaviour

• Operation Trunk to address street drinking in Spalding

• Deterring drug dealers and users from pubs and clubs through regular checks on premises with a drugs itemiser

• Engaging with migrant workers in the workplace and offering crime prevention advice and information.

• Fitting security equipment into homes to ensure the safety of domestic abuse victims.

Coun Nick Worth, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for Community, said: “This is an opportunity for the public to tell the partnership what issues concern them. Their input is vital as this will help us to determine our future priorities.”

The survey is available to complete online from Monday, September 2, at www.sholland.gov.uk. The closing date for responses is Friday, October 11.