Community Safety Survey 2019

Closed 15 Nov 2019

Opened 7 Oct 2019

Feedback Updated 23 Dec 2019

We Asked

For feedback on the community safety in your area.

You Said

The top priorities identified were:

1. Drugs (3rd in 2017)

2. Parking Issues (1st 2017)

3. Potholes (2nd 2017)

4. Burglary

5. Speeding (5th 2017)

We Did

Many respondents suggested they would like to get involved in activities in their local community.  The Neighbourhood Initiatives Team at Reading Borough Council is starting to make contact with those individuals.  You can contact us here

  • Each Safer Neighbourhood Forum will receive a breakdown of the results for their area, the local groups can then decide their areas of priority and the action they take.
  • Issues such as parking, potholes and bins will be referred to traffic management and highways/streetcare for their information and consideration in line with the group’s terms of reference to focus on crime and disorder
  • Work from within the Community Safety Partnership e.g, actions on drugs will be shared with neighbourhoods when appropriate.

Results Updated 23 Dec 2019

Please see the attached document which provides an analysis of the survey results.



The purpose of this survey is to ask residents their views about issues such as crime and disorder and other local issues, to help identify priorities across Reading.  The Safer Neighbourhood Forums are required to consult on priorities with a community safety focus every 2 years.  

Why We Are Consulting

This community safety survey is being carried out across Reading to inform our neighbourhood working and local safer neighbourhood forums to find out what issues residents consider to be their highest priority at present.  Whilst we will look at all issues raised in this survey in order to compare local concerns to previous consultations, we will not be able to impact on all of them and issues such as pot holes and parking may be referred back to the relevant service if there are sufficient concerns.  Feedback from this survey will be looked at in conjunction with the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) priorities for Reading and locally reported crime across the Borough alongside the British Crime Survey and priorities identified by Thames Valley Police.  Priorities will then be set accordingly.

What Happens Next

An analysis of the survey will be broken down early in the New Year (2020) and fed back to the Safer Neighbourhood Groups and the Safer Reading Neighbourhood Group Forum


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