Community survey on safety online

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

Louth County Council and An Garda Síochána are conducting a community safety survey as part of their ongoing partnership approach to improving the daily lives of people living, working and visiting the County.

Due to the unprecedented interest in the survey, which is currently being rolled out across the County, the closing date has been extended to Friday 22nd August.

Conducted under the aegis of the Louth Joint Policing Committee together with the Peace and Reconciliation Partnership, the survey seeks the views of a broad range of interest groups from young people, older people and the business community to the many intra-cultural groups, and other stakeholders, and asks them to comment about the impact of crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour on their daily lives.

The outcome will be a community safety strategy, based on a co-ordinated, partnership-based approach to policing, where the agencies will work with local communities in a collaborative, action-based, problem-solving way to address issues of concern to them.

Welcoming the initiative, the Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council Cllr. Oliver Tully said that in the light of constrained budgetary resources, people needed to adopt a partnership approach in order to make Louth a better place.

Garda Chief Supt. Pat McGee said that An Garda Síochána is committed to getting feedback from as many people as possible.

To complete the surveys log on to www.louthcoco.ie and follow the links. This project is supported by the PEACE III Programme managed for the Special European Union Programmes Body by Co Louth Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.

Drogheda Independent

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