People are being urged to give their views on plans to prevent burglary, knife crime, drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.

St Albans Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is holding a consultation to shape its strategy for the coming year.

Members of the partnership range from the St Albans City and District Council to the Police and Crime Commissioner as well as other voluntary organisations, which aim to make the area safer and identify aims and priorities.

This year’s priorities include effective responses to topics such as knife crime, local concerns and rural crimes such as fly tipping.

The CSP has also prioritised the support of domestic abuse victims and education to prevent future cases, as well as agency engagement for well being problems.

Cllr Salih Gaygusuz, who is responsible for business and the community, said: “We are fortunate to live in a largely peaceful, law-abiding district with relatively low crime levels. The Community Safety Partnership is not complacent though, and we want to make sure that we are responding to the needs of the people who live and work there.

“We want to hear their views on how we can make improvements and where our priorities should lie. By completing the questionnaire, people can help shape community safety plans for the District in the coming year.”

St Albans Chief Inspector Lynda Coates said: “This survey will give us valuable feedback that can influence our crime-fighting priorities for the year ahead."

The consultation will end on March 3, for the questionnaire and information go to