A new survey has been launched, asking people living in the Wokingham Borough area to comment about local crime and disorder in the region and its impact on them.
Running until September 5, the Community Safety Partnership wants to hear views from residents across the borough.
The findings of the annual survey is used by Wokingham Borough Council, police and other services to tackle those issues that worry people the most, and in doing so make them feel safer.
More than 2,000 borough residents responded in last year’s survey – a 16.5 per cent increase from the previous one in 2012.
The more people completing the survey the better to fully understand residents’ real experiences and concerns and continue to make the borough a safer place for everyone.
“Wokingham borough continues to have a low number of reported crimes, but these only give us a small insight into the problems affecting people day to day.” said Cllr Barrie Patman, the council’s representative on the Community Safety Partnership.
“The survey will help us understand people’s everyday experiences of crime and disorder. It gives people the opportunity to have their opinions heard, and to influence change. The police, council and its partners can’t deal with problems if they don’t know about them.
“This is why it’s so important as many people as possible complete this survey and tell us what’s actually happening, so we can work on doing something about it.”
Some 4,000 households at random across the borough are receiving this year’s survey.
The survey is also available until September 5 on the council’s website.
Printed paper versions can also be obtained from any Wokingham Borough library. Alternatively contact the council’s consultation officer Carla Chappell on (0118) 908 8229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .