Police And Crime Commissioner Asks What Matters To You? (1 Nov 2013)

What is important to you when it comes to crime and feeling safe? West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson is asking the question in the launch of a new survey today, 1st November 2013.

It forms part of his 'Listening to You First' campaign, which is aimed at understanding and recognising to the changing needs of communities.

Over the next five weeks, people from across West Yorkshire have the opportunity to provide their views around local crime concerns and to highlight any issues they may have.

The responses will then be used to shape the Police and Crime Plan and how it continues to be delivered across the county.

The Police and Crime Commissioner will be visiting each District over the coming days to speak face to face with local people, community groups and organisations.

Wakefield District- Monday 4th November:

Minsthorpe Community College- AM

Independant Living Scheme- AM

The Well Project- Normanton- PM

Wakefield Neighbourhood Policing Team, Eastmoor Walkabout- PM

Eastmoor Neighbourhood Watch Meeting- PM


Leeds- Tuesday 5th November:

Leeds Involving People-AM

Lincoln Green Community Cafe- PM

City Centre visits to Retailers- PM

Pudsey Neighbourhood Policing Team Walkabout- PM

Leeds Civic Hall visit- PM

Bonfire Night Visit of North East Leeds with Anti Social Behaviour Officer- PM


Calderdale- Wednesday 6th November:

St Augustine's Family Centre Visit- AM

Orange Box Youth Facility Visit- PM

Upper Valley NPT Visit- PM

Todmorden High School- Aquaponics Intiative- PM

St Mary's Crypt, Independant Living Proceeds Of Crime Benefits- PM


Kirklees District- Thursday 7th November:

Neighbourhood Policing Team Visit- Dewsbury/ Huddersfield- AM/ PM

Titan Business Centre Partnership Work, Cleckheaton- PM

ABLE 2 Project, Heckmondwike- PM

Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing Tenants Meeting- PM


Bradford District- Wednesday 13th November:

Hate Crime Conference,Manningham- AM

Neighbourhood Policing Team Walkabouts- AM/PM


West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson said:

"When I was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner, one of the first things I did was to consult with as many people as possible across West Yorkshire to make sure their priorities and concerns were at the heart of my Police and Crime Plan.

"I developed the 'Listening to You First' survey, designed to capture their views surrounding crime and crime prevention. This involved speaking with communities, local projects, organisations and partnership agencies. The responses I received formed the basis of how West Yorkshire Police deliver their service to the public.

"The survey which I have launched today (01/11) is a progression of this work and will ensure that the priorities are relevant and reflect the risks and concerns faced in our communities.

"The Budget for 2013/14 also has to be set and there are difficult choices to be made. Government spending cuts mean our policing grant will be reduced by 26 percent between 2010/11 and 2016/17. 

"Savings of £64m have already been made, but a further cut of £27.6m will be needed in 2013/14. Eighty percent of our budget is spent on people, however; I am absolutely committed to reducing the impact on front line policing and Community Safety Services.

"Before taking important decisions that affect local people, their families and their community, I want to hear what matters to them. We need to understand what currently works and what does not, and how the Police and community safety partners can continue to improve their approach.

"It is vitally important that people's voices are heard and that community needs are identified. I would therefore encourage people to spare some time to answer the questions and ask others to do the same.  It does not take long to complete and will help to make a genuine difference."

Please click here to complete the survey.

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