Partnership to keep Babergh area safe
PUBLISHED: 20:49 17 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:41 03 March 2010
"BABERGH is one of the safest places to live in the country and we aim to keep it that way," said Tim Mutum, Babergh District Council's Head of Leisure & Community Services.
"BABERGH is one of the safest places to live in the country and we aim to keep it that way," said Tim Mutum, Babergh District Council's Head of Leisure & Community Services. "We now need to hear local views again as we plan for a new three year crime and disorder strategy."
Mr Mutum was speaking at the launch of the local Crime and Disorder Partnership's six-week consultation process in response to its recent "audit" into the district's main crime and disorder problems.
The Partnership is made up of Babergh District Council, Suffolk County Council and the local Police and is tasked with producing three year plans aimed at highlighting local crime and disorder issues and implementing solutions.
The new three year strategy plan is due to be launched on April 1 next year and will be influenced by the responses of parish and town councils, businesses, voluntary organisations and members of the public to the findings contained in the Partnership's crime and disorder consultation bulletin and questionnaire.
In particular, the Crime & Disorder Partnership is keen for feedback on the six main priority areas:
n Criminal damage, violence and anti-social behaviour in Sudbury Town Centre
n Criminal damage and arson in Hadleigh
n Commercial related crime in Copdock
n Vehicle crime across the district
n Domestic violence
n Alcohol and drugs misuse
The Partnership's findings have been sent out to all parishes and interested bodies.
Mr Mutum was keen to stress that they would "welcome input from any individuals or other bodies who may not as yet have receive, but would like a copy."
"Crime and disorder affects all of us in one way or another," he said. "We hope that the local communities in Babergh will seize this chance to have their say on local crime solutions.
Copies of the consultation bulletin and questionnaire can be obtained by calling (01473) 826616 or via email on email@example.com
Local bodies and agencies are being asked to give the Partnership their views by completing a questionnaire and returning it to Babergh's offices in Hadleigh by November 26.