Part of the Police and Crime Commissioner role is to listen, respond, and act upon your views, carrying out meaningful consultation with the public to inform the work of the Office.
Listening to the community, business, specialist partners and the Chief Constable’s team, who deliver the operational policing is an important first step before producing a Police and Crime Plan.
In March 2021, the government announced an extra £25million for the Safer Streets fund, which provides neighbourhood measures such as better lighting and CCTV to improve safety and prevent crime. This came alongside a commitment to work with police forces and Police & Crime Commissioners to ensure these target areas of potential concern for women and girls and are now more focused on preventing sexual violence.
This survey asks for your views and experiences about safety in public spaces across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The information we collect through this survey will inform our application for the funding outlined above to make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight a safer place. Take the Safer Streets survey now. Closes 4pm 30 June 2020.
Although separated from the mainland by the Solent, the Isle of Wight is very much part of the Hampshire policing area with much of the same community safety issues as other parts of the county. It is also a community with a strong sense of identity. The PCC wishes to promote their interests and respond to the concerns specific to the Island in a way that recognises their unique place in the area.
The PCC has launched a consultation to ask residents if they would support the “Isle of Wight” being incorporated into the name of the force. If she gains support from residents, the decision is for the Home Office. There would be no rebranding exercise; the name change would be phased in. Take the force name change survey.
Across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton we work to keep a wide range of communities safe. Each community has different needs and different priorities. Want to let your local police what you think the top priorities for them in your community are? Take the policing priorities survey now.
It is important that as a resident of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton you have the opportunity to talk to us about your thoughts, views and experiences on local policing, community safety and solutions to improving the life opportunities for all our residents.
Having your voice heard and seeing how you have contributed to positive change for individuals and communities is our goal. We want to provide focus groups and consultation opportunities on a range of themes and topics, all of which feed directly into the work of the Commissioner and his team.
- Have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has
- Want to share your thoughts on a particular issue
- Want to share your experiences on policing and community safety
- Want to help shape how we communicate with residents and share opinions on campaign materials
We’d really like to hear from you. We ask you take the time to register your interest in being a part of our focus group and consultation opportunities. This link takes you to a registration form where you can complete your details securely and let us know the types of things you’d like to talk to us about.
Register your interest here: https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90145045/Focus-Group-and-Consultation-participant-registration
Reports from our previous focus groups can be found on the results and reports page.