Which crime and anti-social behaviour issues in South Holland would you like to see tackled?

South Holland residents’ views on crime and anti-social behaviour are wanted and contributors will be in with a chance of winning £30 in high street vouchers.

Anyone living in South Holland, Boston Borough, or East Lindsey is being invited by East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership to complete its annual community safety survey to help identify the priorities residents want it to focus on.
Last year the partnership listened to views and produced a three-year strategy for tackling crime.

The current priorities are anti-social behaviour, violent crime (including domestic abuse) community cohesion, alcohol misuse, theft from shops and cycle thefts.
Views this year will fine tune the crime-fighting priorities for 2015.

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

  • working with Alcohol Concern to increase the number of people drinking at harmful levels accessing treatment
  • multi-agency ‘safe zones’ to promote safety on nights out
  •  deterring anti-social behaviour through the ‘Activate’ programme
  • introducing a voluntary code of conduct for off-licences in Spalding town centre to reduce street drinking and associated anti-social behaviour
  • supporting a pilot project to promote alcohol treatment services through local pharmacies
  • fitting security equipment into homes to ensure the safety of domestic abuse victims.

District councillor Nick Worth, portfolio holder for community safety, said: “This is an opportunity for the public to tell the partnership what issues concern them.
“Your input is vital to help the partnership tackle key problems in local areas.”

The survey is online at www.sholland.gov.uk

Hard copies available at the council offices in Priory Road, Spalding.
Closing date for responses is Friday, October 10.

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