Consultation launches to find out how safe you feel in your local community


Community Safety Partnerships across West Sussex are asking residents how safe they feel in their local communities.

Launching today, Monday 18 September, the online consultation will be open to people of all ages to share their experiences of crime and anti-social behaviour in their local areas and will take around 10 minutes to complete.

The responses will allow the partnerships to further improve their understanding of the local communities and see whether their current priorities reflect the experiences of the residents living there.

Information from the consultation will be shared with the Safer West Sussex Partnership, which brings together the six district and borough Community Safety Partnerships, along with Sussex Police, the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, West Sussex Fire and Rescue and other key agencies.

Mark Andrews, Chair of the Safer West Sussex Partnership, said: “The Community Safety consultation is an excellent opportunity for all residents of West Sussex to have their say on crime and anti-social behaviour in their local neighbourhood.

“It is a really important subject that affects everyone, and many people will have experienced or witnessed different issues in their surroundings, which they may or may not have reported.

“We hope that this consultation will give people the opportunity to have their say anonymously and help make their neighbourhood a safer place to live.”

Anyone without access to the internet, or who may struggle with filling in online forms, is encouraged to visit a West Sussex library, where free Wi-Fi and computers with internet access are available.

Library members may use the computers for free, for a maximum of two hours per day and if you are not a member, you can join on arrival at no cost.

Libraries also have Digital Volunteers available who offer free help in libraries and can support residents to complete the consultation. To arrange this, please contact the Library Digital Support team on 0330 222 3455 or

For those that would prefer a paper copy, this can be requested by calling 01243 777100 or emailing Paper copies will be supplied with a return free post envelope.

For your chance to have your say, visit, or your local West Sussex County Council library.

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Last updated:
30 November 2023
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