Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Local people have highlighted neighbourhood policing and Operation Clean Sweep as likes in their neighbourhoods, with dog fouling, cycling on pavements and nuisance youths identified as problems.

Representatives from the Thanet Community Safety Partnership spent Not In My Neighbourhood Week at the start of November (2-6 November) visiting sites across Thanet, to explain what's being done to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in their area.

The Home Office led initiative aims to increase public confidence in the work being done by the police and local organisations, such as the council, to make communities safer. In Thanet, this work is coordinated by the Thanet Community Safety Partnership, which is made up of a range of organisations, all of whom work to make Thanet a safer place to live, work and visit.

During the week, around 400 residents visited the bus to talk to community safety officers and representatives from Kent Police, Thanet District Council, Kent Fire and Rescue Service and the court service. They were all asked to give their top three likes and dislikes on the "Not In My Neighbourhood" and "Like In My Neighbourhood" walls.

The likes included neighbourhood policing, quick responses from the police, clean beaches, people feeling comfortable in their area and the improvements resulting from Clean Sweep.

Issues identified included dog fouling, problems with nuisance youths, fly tipping, speeding, cycling on pavements, underage alcohol sales and parking on double yellow lines.

Lacy Dixon, Community Safety Coordinator, said: "Not In My Neighbourhood Week proved to be a great success and we were delighted to see so many people turning up to give their views on crime and anti-social behaviour in their area. We got some really useful information from people to help target our resources. For those who weren't able to make it, you can still have your say with our survey looking at how safe do you feel? You can make your voice heard by taking part in that consultation."

Completed surveys should be returned to Communications, FREEPOST SEA8273, Thanet District Council, Margate, CT9 1XZ. The survey is available online at the council's website at and at Thanet's Gateway Plus, all council offices and libraries. The consultation runs until Friday 18 December. The feedback will be used to help shape the Thanet Community Safety Partnership action plan for 2010/11.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive and anonymous derogatory comments about real people will be deleted. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts.

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.