Survey for Morpeth residents

17 Feb 2015 11:54 AM

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Police have been finding out what matters most to residents in Morpeth.

During January, Morpeth Neighbourhood Policing Team were out across the sector's rural villages of Hadston, Widdrington, Hepscott, Longhorsley, Scots Gap, Wallington and Cambo, speaking to residents to find out what concerns them most where they live.

The survey showed 50% of residents spoken to had no concerns, while more than 30% had concerns about road safety and speeding, more than 16% were concerned about parking, noise, and dog mess, while almost 3% would like to see more police patrols in the rural villages.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves said: "It's vital we work together with residents to find out what concerns people the most and make sure we're tackling those issues.

"As a result of the consultation, road reassurance and speeding will be the main priority for the neighbourhood team during this month.

"We have further engagement days planned in the rural towns and villages across the Morpeth sector, to ensure residents feel safe where they live and give them the opportunity to speak with local officers, find out about policing in their area and raise any concerns.

"It's also a great opportunity for officers to make sure residents have crime prevention advice to keep themselves and their property safe."

For future engagement dates please see the Northumbria Police website for Morpeth - Local events and meetings.