Kingston Council working with partners and communities to create a safer Kingston
The Safer Kingston Partnership is asking for views and feedback from residents and businesses about safety issues affecting different neighbourhoods and what the partnership can do to address them.
Councillor Kirsch, Leader of Kingston Council and Co-Chair of the Safer Kingston Partnership, said:
“Kingston is one of the safest boroughs in London to live in, and we are proud of all the work we have been doing to keep our communities safe. Over the last year, we have become a White Ribbon accredited organisation signalling our commitment to tackling violence against women and girls, created new initiatives aimed at reducing serious youth violence and exploitation, and worked with partners to address anti-social behaviour.
“But we are also always looking to adapt and improve what we do. This survey gives residents a chance to have their say and become part of our community voice.”
Roger Arditti, Neighbourhoods Superintendent and Co-Chair of the Safer Kingston Partnership, said:
“This is a chance for you to get involved and make your neighbourhood a better and safer place to live. We want the survey to be as representative of our borough as possible and encourage as many people as possible to complete the survey and be heard.”
The survey will run until 13 February, and there are a number of ways to get involved - all the information is available on kingstonletstalk.co.uk/community-safety-survey.
The survey will be the first opportunity for communities to engage around safety issues in the borough. Throughout the year, the council will work with partners to organise various engagement platforms for communities to get involved and make their neighbourhood a better place to live. This will inform our planning for 2022-23 and form part of an ongoing dialogue with our residents.
The Safer Kingston Partnership is a multi-agency strategic group set up as part of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Membership is made up of both responsible authorities and co-operating bodies that have a common goal, which is to make Kingston a safer place to live, visit, work and learn.