Residents are being encouraged to give their opinions on how crime and disorder can be tackled in St Albans district.

The St Albans City and District Community Safety Partnership, which is made up of St Albans District Council, Hertfordshire Constabulary, the police and crime commissioner and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently setting its priorities for the coming year.

The partnership has carried out a community safety assessment and has identified six priority areas to focus on in the year ahead.

The areas identified as the most important for 2014/15 in building a safer district, include preventing and reducing crime, protecting vulnerable victims, antisocial behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, offender management and assisting troubled families and individuals.

Councillor Beric Read, Portfolio Holder for Community Engagement and Localism at the council, said: "St Albans District is a safe place to live and crime figures are down. The Community Safety Partnership is working together to make sure that the District remains a safe and pleasant community in which to live. We want to hear from local people with views on how we can achieve this. By completing the questionnaire, you will help us shape community safety plans for the District in the coming year."

The online questionnaire can be completed in 10 minutes and all responses remain anonymous.

A paper questionnaire and pre-paid reply envelope is also available on request from Carol Almond at the council on 01727 819538. The closing date for all responses is Friday, February 28.