Views sought on five-year safety plan

A partnership approach to tackling crime and disorder is helping ensure North Tyneside remains one of the safest places to live.

Safer North Tyneside brings together five key agencies – North Tyneside Council, Northumbria Police, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Northumbria Probation Trust, and North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group – to tackle problems affecting community safety.

Residents are being invited to have their say on priorities which should be included in the five-year community safety strategy 2014-19.

The partnership has already analysed the level and patterns of crime, disorder, substance misuse and offending in North Tyneside.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “For the fourth consecutive year North Tyneside is the safest metropolitan borough in England.

“Before the partnership finalises its strategy it would like to know if local people agree with the priorities it has identified. Therefore, its very important that residents give their views on the priorities.”

Feedback must be given before November 22. Residents can have their say via

Among the priorities identified in the strategy are: safeguarding the most vulnerable residents; tackling violent crime, sexual violence and domestic abuse, particularly that which is alcohol related; tackling hate crime; tackling anti-social behaviour and criminal damage; listening to communities; and ensuring the right targeted interventions are in place to deter offenders.