RESIDENTS are being urged to make their views known about their fear of crime.

Tendring Community Safety Partnership is preparing a list of issues it aims to tackle and prioritise over the next year.

Based on crime statistics and information from agencies, including the police, it has identified tackling anti-social behaviour and acquisitive crime, protecting vulnerable people from hidden harms, and reducing reoffending as the key priorities.

Now the partnership wants to find out whether residents agree with those priorities and is offering them the chance to help shape the way forward.

It has produced an online survey in an effort to gather as many people’s views as possible.

Lynda McWilliams, chairman, said: “We have come up with our list of issues to prioritise over the next 12 months but it is vitally important that we reflect the thoughts of residents in this whole exercise.

“They may have some different ideas and, if so, we want to hear about them so that we can take them on board.

“This survey is all about giving our communities the chance to communicate with us about their fear of crime.”

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