Residents’ views are being sought to help public organisations work together to reduce crime and boost strong communities across Wigan Borough, as part of a national initiative.
Local plans are being spearheaded by Wigan Council’s Place and Community Safety Partnership who would like to hear feedback on how crime, including instances of serious crime, is affecting our communities.
It will help public authorities such as the council improve their own prevention strategies, linking in partners such as Greater Manchester Police.
Councillor Dane Anderton, cabinet portfolio holder for Police, Crime and Civil Contingencies, said: “Everyone is entitled to feel safe and proud of the streets they call home and we’re encouraging as many people as possible to help us with us with their feedback.
“All forms of crime – serious violence, in particular – can have a devastating impact on our communities. This is an important process to help us develop our responses as part of the new national guidance.”
Following a recent public consultation, the Home Office has implemented a Serious Violence Duty for local authorities, it includes defining the role of community safety partnerships.
This will ensure public services work together to share data and knowledge, allowing them to target, prevent and reduce serious violence.
All feedback can be submitted confidentially.
The short survey is available until October 13.
Have your say: Serious Violence Duty Consultation.