Rural residents, landowners and business owners in Cleveland are being asked to share their concerns about crime and safety in a twice-yearly survey.
Developed by the Tees Rural Crime Forum, the bi-annual survey will seek to understand what crimes rural communities are most worried about and what they believe agencies should be doing to protect them.
The Rural Crime Forum brings together Cleveland Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, local authorities, Environment Agency, Cleveland Fire Brigade, the Wildlife Trust and the National Farmers Union.
Led by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), the group meets regularly to discuss ongoing rural issues and to identify opportunities to work together to reduce crime.
Acting Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Oldroyd said: “Rural communities may have very specific needs and concerns that require tailored strategies to address.
“Their comments and feedback will help the Tees Rural Crime Forum bring different areas of expertise together to ensure Cleveland’s rural communities feel protected, safe and included.”
A Cleveland Police Spokesperson said: “It is vital that we work together with partner agencies and the local community to tackle issues with rural crime. We want do as much as possible to make people living in these communities feel safe as they each have their own specific needs and concerns which we need to listen to and act on.”Take part in the short survey
The survey will close at 23:59 on Monday 12th April 2021.