Face the people proves a success

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More than 50 borough residents helped influence community safety priorities in theDudleyborough during this year’s face the people event.

Overall crime inDudleycontinues to fall as the borough remains the safest in theWest Midlands, and safe & sound,Dudley’s community safety partnership, wants to ensure it stays that way.

The interactive event, held on Tuesday night (October 18), gave people the opportunity to inform safe & sound priorities for the coming year by using electronic key pads to vote for the issues that were of greatest concern to them.

Participants were most concerned about issues including littering and dog fouling, young people hanging around, although it was recognised that only a minority of young people actually cause trouble, and crimes such as house burglaries and violent crime.

Metal theft was also raised and police explained it was a national problem and one which was being taken very seriously inDudley.

Partners are now committed to using the feedback and addressing the concerns of residents.

Councillor Tim Wright, cabinet member responsible for community safety, said:

“The evening was a huge success and gave residents the opportunity to raise their concerns around crime and disorder giving the panel an opportunity to respond face to face.

”Every member of the panel was grateful to residents for their openness and honesty and we’re committed to ensuring their feedback is taken seriously. We are looking forward to holding similar events in the future.”

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