Students shape policing priorities

Skegness Academy student Andrew Dring receiving a voucher for taking part in the East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership survey.
Skegness Academy student Andrew Dring receiving a voucher for taking part in the East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership survey.

More than 200 sixth form students at Skegness Academy have given their views on crime and community safety to help provide priorities for 2015.

Year 12 student Andrew Dring, was one of the many young people taking part and was selected at random to receive a £30 voucher from East Lindsey District Council for taking the time to share his thoughts.

In total, nearly 1000 residents across Boston Borough, East Lindsey and South Holland have given their views with nearly half the respondents aged 16-24.

The results of the survey show that littering and drinking in public places are issues that residents believe to be a big problem. It is anticipated that the new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), introduced this month, will tackle the drinking issue which it is hoped with have a positive effect of reducing litter.

The results of the survey will feed into a meeting of the East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership next month when priorities for the coming year will be agreed.

The East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership comprises district and county councils, police, fire and rescue, probation and health. It is required to undertake an annual review of crime and community safety issues and produce a partnership plan to outline how it will tackle crime and anti-social behavior and make people feel safer.