Have your say on Safer Barnsley’s priorities

Local residents are being asked to give their views on plans which set out police, council and other key partners priorities over the next three years. 
The Safer Barnsley Partnership Plan aims to identify key priorities for a range of services to help ensure people feel safe and enjoy where they live and work. 
The plan, developed by the Safer Barnsley Partnership, looks at ways to create a safer and cohesive Barnsley by tackling crime and disorder through working collaboratively with local communities and neighbourhoods to make positive changes together.  
Following feedback and analysis from police, council and other partner agencies, several potential priorities for the coming year have been identified, which we are now asking for your thoughts on. 
A three-week online public consultation will run from Monday 9 – Monday 30 October. 
The proposed priorities for Barnsley are:
- Child abuse and sexual exploitation 
- Domestic abuse 
- Rape
- Antisocial behaviour and criminal damage 
- Hate crime and community cohesion
Wendy Lowder, Executive Director for Communities at Barnsley Council and Co-Chair of the Safer Barnsley Partnership, said: “We have already made a significant amount of progress in key areas since previous priorities for Barnsley were set out in 2016. 
“Safety in Barnsley is our absolute priority and we want local residents to feel safe and supported by us. The plan is reviewed annually to ensure it is in line with the needs of our communities, which is why your feedback throughout this period is so important. 
“Now is the chance to have your say on how we can create a safer borough for people to live, visit and work.”
Chief Superintendent Scott Green for Barnsley, said: “Hearing feedback of our local residents is essential in helping us to continue making improvements in the community and keeping Barnsley a safe place to live. 
“Our priority is to keep people safe and work with our communities and partners to effectively tackle crime, antisocial behaviour and protect vulnerable people. 
“The feedback you provide will help us to better understand your concerns and will inform the priorities the partnership focuses on over the coming years.”

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