People are being encouraged to share their experiences of serious violence locally to help authorities to make decisions about public spaces in North East Lincolnshire.
The move has been prompted by the introduction of the Serious Violence Duty, which requires local authorities to work better together to share information, collaborate and plan to prevent and reduce serious violence within local communities.
Views are being gathered from local residents through a public consultation, and Councillors are urging people to get involved.
Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We’re having to work smarter to design out crime and learn from people’s experiences of serious violence in spaces across our area.
“People should not have to worry about the risk of violence as they go about living their lives, socialising and travelling around our borough, and this consultation will help authorities to make smarter decisions based on those experiences.”
To get involved and share your views, visit: https://tell-us.questionpro.eu/AdultSeriousViolence. The consultation closes on Thursday 4th January 2024.
Paper copies of the consultation are available from libraries around North East Lincolnshire. For questions about the consultation, or if you need to speak to someone to share your views, email: [email protected].