The Adur and Worthing Safer Community Partnership is launching its annual survey to find out what concerns local people have about issues relating to crime. People can choose to do the survey online at www.adur.gov.uk or www.worthing.gov.uk or request a paper copy. The safer communities team will also be out and about so why not come and have a chat.
Chairman of the Safer Communities Partnership, Peter Latham said: “Adur and Worthing are safe places to live but that doesn’t mean people don’t have concerns about certain issues in certain areas or neighbourhoods. By gathering information from the public the partnership can make sure that valuable resources address these issues effectively.”
Meet the team at:
Saturdays 4 and 11 December at Holmbush Shopping Centre, Shoreham from 10am to 2pm
Thursday 9 December from 4pm to 8pm at Tesco, West Durrington
Last year the public said anti social behaviour was their biggest concern. Since then the number of incidents reported in Adur and Worthing has reduced by 12 per cent. The reduction is being put down to several things:
· The early intervention project (EIP) is about nipping problems in the bud before they escalate. Part of this project involved writing to the parents/carers of 120 young people who were regularly causing problems. Figures from the EIP show that 80 per cent of these young people whose did not come to police attention again.
· Several targeted diversionary activities, such as Urban Days, skate workshops, boxing and parkour took place during the year. Many of these were arranged in ‘hot spots’ providing great activities for young people to get involved with.
· Neighbour problems are the cause of several anti social behaviour incidents. To help mediate and reach agreement a ‘Good neighbour agreement’ is being developed that both sides can sign up to.
Closing date to reply is 16 January 2011. To request a paper copy please contact Sarah Garbutt on 01903 221109 or e-mail