residents invited to have their say in crime survey
and Highbridge residents are being encouraged to have their say
on local crime.
March 2017 Sedgemoor District Council is sending out 5,500 surveys
to a random selection of households across the district.
survey will ask residents for their views on crime and anti-social
behaviour (ASB) in the local area.
The authority says it wants to encourage as many residents as possible
to make their views known and not just those randomly selected to
receive the postal survey.
explained: "In order to understand the issues that matter to
residents most, we want to hear your views on crime and anti-social
behaviour. Once we know your views we can use this information to
work together with local partners to address these problems."
are available in Burnham-On-Sea library, Highbbridge library, Burnham-On-Sea's
Bay Centre, Burnham-On-Sea Community Centre, plus Sedgemoor District
Councils Bridgwater House reception, childrens centres
and police stations. The deadline for returning the survey is 31st
The survey is also available to complete online via www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/safetysurvey.
Sedgemoor carries out this survey every two years. The 2013 survey
received 1710 responses, and the 2015 survey received 1,626 responses.
of the key findings of the last survey were:
· 95% of residents feel safe at home during the day
· 88% of residents feel safe at home after dark
· 89% of residents feel safe in the town/village centre during
· 57% of residents feel safe in the town/village centre after
· Litter, dog fouling and fly tipping are the top three anti-social
behaviour issues of concern to residents.
· Generally it is perceived that crime and anti-social behaviour
levels had stayed about the same in the previous three-year period.
· Only 15% of respondents felt that the presence of Closed
Circuit Television cameras in the district have no effect on their
feelings of safety.
· Cycling in Sedgemoor appears to make people feel less safe
than travelling by car, bus or walking.
· 70% of respondents have not been a victim of crime themselves.