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We want your views on crime and disorder in the district


Residents in the Chichester District are being asked for their views on crime and disorder issues in the area. The Chichester District Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has launched a questionnaire on what their new priorities should be for 2013-14.

The questionnaire runs until Sunday 11 November.

It asks residents to what extent they feel a range of issues are a problem in their local area such as:

·       criminal damage and burglary;

·       domestic abuse;

·       anti-social behaviour; and

·       under-age drinking.

The results will help shape the partnership's priorities for next year.

The partnership brings together all the main agencies working to make the district an even safer place to live, work and visit. Members are:

·       Chichester District Council;

·       Sussex Police;

·       West Sussex County Council;

·       West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service;

·       Sussex Police Authority;

·       Western Sussex Primary Care Trust;

·       West Sussex Drug and Alcohol Action Team; and

·       Sussex and Surrey Probation Service.

Visitors to this weekend's Get Active Festival can meet partnership members and fill the questionnaire at the partnership's stand. There is also the chance to find out more about the Police and Crime Commissioner elections this November.

Councillor Eileen Lintill, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Wellbeing and Community Services, says: "In the last two years the partnership has been involved in a number of successes, such as helping to reduce the number of thefts from vehicles in the district by 5% and criminal damage by over 10%. Between April-September 2011 there were 126 fewer anti-social behaviour incidents than the previous year and those involving young people also fell by 77 incidents.

"The questionnaire is an excellent way for local people to say what is important to them. It should only take a couple of minutes to complete and will help shape the way the partnership works and prioritises crime and disorder in different areas."

The questionnaire is available on the council's website on the Community Safety Partnership page. Paper copies can be requested by contacting the Corporate Information Team at the council on 01243 534623 or by email to