Partnership seeks views on top crime concerns
Archived press release
Date Published: 14/02/12
The Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership wants to hear the views of local residents and businesses on crime and anti-social behaviour so that it can use these to help set priorities for the forthcoming year.
It would like to find out what types of crime are of most concern and has put together a short online questionnaire for residents and businesses to complete.
The Partnership, which includes Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council and Thames Valley Police, has been set up to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the Vale.
Its annual review of crime and disorder and anti-social behaviour in the district has found that from April 2011 to December 2011, crime fell by 16 per cent, compared to the same period the previous year.
In real terms this means that 1,178 fewer crimes took place across the district. A number of Partnership projects have all contributed to this reduction. These include:
• Issuing 600 free light timer switches to help prevent house burglaries
• Launching a campaign to help reduce the number of Land Rover thefts in the Vale
• Visiting rural locations to provide residents with crime reduction advice, respond to local concerns, and ensure residents in more isolated locations are supported
The Partnership wants to continue reducing crime and to build a safer district, and is keen to hear about the crime and disorder issues that concern people in their neighbourhoods.
Feedback from the consultation will be used by the Partnership to develop a plan for the year ahead to help tackle crime and disorder across the Vale.
Councillor Pam Pearce, Cabinet Member for Community Matters at AVDC, said: “Aylesbury Vale is already a safe place and crime is on the decline. However, the Partnership is working to make it even safer and we need the input of residents to help us achieve this aim. So please complete the survey and let us hear your views.”
The short questionnaire is available for residents and businesses to complete on the council’s website (see link below).
If residents prefer, a paper questionnaire and pre-paid reply envelope is available on request from the community safety team on 01296 585014.
The closing date for all responses is Friday 16 March 2012.