I am sure you are aware that over recent months, there has been a lot of discussion and comment about the state of neighbourhood policing. There are a number of reasons for this, not least much change in local teams - principally from a restructure, PCSOs being successful in applying to become police officers and the impact of Operation Kingfisher (policing the fracking protests).
Now that the latter has settled down (for now), I am keen to take this opportunity to find out how you and residents of your area feel about your local policing teams. I am therefore running a survey across the area to gather feedback, which will help me hold the force to account as they review Neighbourhood Policing yet again. We all know for example, that people would like to see a greater police presence locally, and I also want to understand more broadly what people feel about the service they receive.
The survey runs until Sunday 29 July and I am keen to get as comprehensive a response as possible - over 1,000 people have already participated, but I would like to ensure that each ward has at least some representation.
Therefore, if you have not already done so, please do take the time to complete the survey.