Chance to have your say on CCTV in Gainsborough

Gainsborough residents, and others in Lincolnshire, are being asked if they believe CCTV is crucial in the fight against crime for the first time in a county-wide survey.

The Crime and Policing Survey 2022 will also ask respondents whether they support more CCTV in their local area.

The survey, which is the latest to be launched by the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, poses a number of questions including ones about the fear and experience of different crimes, how people affected report an incident and what level of Council Tax contribution they would support.

The on line poll will be the sixth year running PCC Marc Jones has commissioned the survey, with more than 3,000 replies every year.

Do you think more CCTV is needed to help fight crime in Gainsborough?

The results from past surveys have influenced decisions taken about how and where to deploy policing resources, including decisions to increase the number of Community Beat Managers, provide additional cutting-edge crime fighting capability by expanding the Digital Forensics Team, create a dedicated roads policing team to deny criminals the use of our roads as well as prevent so many tragic deaths and serious injuries across Lincolnshire, establish specialist enforcement teams to drive down community crime in both urban and rural areas, equip officers to tackle violent crime and criminals by providing more officers with tasers and increase the number of firearms response teams, investment in raising awareness of, and tackle, scams and frauds and the launch of the Community Speed Watch Scheme, with parish volunteers being mobilized to identify speeding drivers.

PCC Marc Jones said: “With funding for Lincolnshire Police one of the lowest in the UK, we must spend every penny not only wisely but dedicated to the issues residents care most about.

“I believe the people of Lincolnshire have a right to play a significant role in deciding how their communities are policed and the annual survey is a critical part of that process.

“I want county residents to have a voice and I hope as many people as possible take that opportunity.”

To take part in the survey go to www.bit.ly/prpccsurvey.