Complete online community safety survey, Burn Valley Ward residents urged

Published Tuesday, 6th October 2020

People living in Hartlepool’s Burn Valley Ward are being asked to complete an online survey to help determine how money provided by the Government to improve community safety should be spent.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has secured over £1 million from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund which aims to prevent acquisitive crimes such as theft, robbery and burglary.

The money is to be spent in Burn Valley ward - including Oxford Road and adjacent “ladder streets” - and a part of Middlesbrough, with both areas chosen due to their high crime levels.

The survey can be accessed at

It will remain open until October 31st and should be completed by Burn Valley ward residents only.

Survey questions include how satisfied residents are with their area as a place to live, how safe they feel inside and outside their homes both during the day and after dark, and if they feel unsafe why is that the case.

It also asks what crime prevention measures would make them feel safer, with options including metal shutters to empty properties, improved alleygates, more CCTV and street lighting, providing homes with burglar alarms and anti-intruder lights, providing homes with stronger locks, property marking and a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

The OPCC has stressed that all survey responses will be confidential.