Residents across Tendring are being urged to have their say on their fear of crime.

Tendring Community Safety Partnership (TCSP) is working up a list of the issues it wants to tackle and prioritise over the coming 12 months. It wants to make sure that they are the same issues that concern residents – and that they want to be addressed.

TCSP has put together a survey aimed at gathering people’s views which will then be used to help shape the way forward. Based on crime statistics and information from agencies, including the police, it has identified reducing anti-social behaviour; supporting vulnerable people; and tackling drug and alcohol misuse as the key priorities.

Carlo Guglielmi, Chairman of the TCSP, said those are the initial ideas that have already been identified but residents may have others. “We have come up with our draft priorities for 2017/18 but now we are looking for some input from those who live in our District,” he said. “We want to hear from them about what they think and give our communities every possible chance to be involved in this important process.”

The survey is very quick and simple to complete and looks at how safe people feel during the day or after dark; has their perception changed over the past year; have they or their family been a victim of crime; and what do they feel is the main source of crime in Tendring.

To take part visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/focrime2016. The closing date for people to have their say is February 28, 2017.