Posted on 3rd June 2011

Residents from Sinfin and surrounding areas will be able to Have their Say on policing on Wednesday 8 June. Members of Derbyshire Police Authority and Constabulary will be at the District Centre, Sinfin, just by ASDA, from 1.00pm – 7.00pm.

Residents will be asked to take part in a questionnaire to find out information such as how confident or satisfied they are with the service, whether they are aware of their Safer Neighbourhood Team, is the service providing value for money and what is the most important task for the police in their area.

People will also be asked to prioritise different categories of crime according to what they perceive as the biggest problem in their area, how safe they feel and why they do or do not feel safe and questions about the impact of anti-social behaviour.

The results of the questionnaire will help shape future services and prioritise resources to ensure local people’s needs and concerns are being met. The information will also be shared with Community Safety Partnerships to help improve satisfaction levels.

There are around 20 venues across the county for this annual event, which kicked off in Hilton on 2 June. This first event was exceptionally well attended, with 176 people taking the opportunity to have their say!

Further dates and venues can be found online at www.derbyshire.police.uk/policeauthority| or by telephoning 01773 733771.