DOWN Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) is offering all local residents the opportunity to comment on how safe people feel in their communities. The Partnership has launched an online survey as part of its role to consult the public about safety within the District.
The confidential survey is open for two weeks (Monday 28 January – Monday 11 February 2013), and will give local people (over the age of 16) the chance to conveniently have their say on what concerns they have regarding issues such as anti-social behaviour, drug or alcohol abuse or how policing is delivered in their community for example.
Responses will help form the basis of a two year local action plan that will be implemented with funding from Down District Council, Department of Justice and NI Policing Board. The plan will also have input from a number of key statutory bodies such as NI Housing Executive, Youth Justice Agency, PSNI and NI Probation Board.
Speaking at the launch of the online survey, PCSP Chairman, Councillor Carmel O’Boyle said: “This is a very important survey which can help create a safer District for people to live in, work in and visit and therefore I would urge all people to take a few minutes have their say about factors that matter most in peoples lives.
“One of the most important functions of Partnership is to consult with the community and we recognise that conducting this survey online will be more convenient for many people than attending a public meeting. We will use the opinions expressed in the survey to identify the priorities for local people and then work with our partners to help design potential solutions.”
People can also have their say on policing and safety by completing a Facebook Poll. The Poll will have the opportunity to answer 10 key questions posed over five days; Facebook followers can access the Poll by linking to the PSNI Down Facebook Page.