Monday 6 November 2017

Opportunity to Help Set Your Community's Safety Priorities

Have your say by filling out Reading Community Safety Survey launched today by Reading Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Initiative Team.

The survey asks for views on issues such as crime, parking, litter and anti-social behaviour.  The consultation will be running until Friday 15 December 2017.

Responses will be analysed over the New Year, broken down into area-by-area data and then considered in conjunction with the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) priorities for Reading, along with locally reported crime across the borough, the British Crime Survey and priorities identified by Thames Valley Police.

Priorities will then be fed back to the local Safer Neighbourhood Forums (formerly Neighbourhood Action Groups) and other local community groups, and priorities will then be set accordingly.  Local residents will then be able to attend meetings to discuss their top three priorities and talk about possible solutions or feed in to online discussions.

Anyone without access to a computer can drop in to a session at Reading Libraries during the ‘Get online’ sessions:

Neighbourhood Initiatives Officers will be available at Central Library (no sessions are offered at Caversham Library) on the following dates and times to help residents complete the survey:
  • Thursday 23rd November, 2pm-3pm
  • Tuesday 28th November, 2pm–3pm

The 2015 survey received 1,250 responses across Reading, and showed speeding and traffic issues as the biggest priorities in most areas with drugs and anti-social behaviour also featuring high.

The Safer Neighbourhood Forums consist of representatives from Thames Valley Police and Reading Borough Council and members of the community who work together to tackle specific issues.

More information about the SNFs and how to get involved is available by contacting the Neighbourhood Initiatives Team, e-mail: or by registering interest at