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People living in Wisbech say they feel less safe in their town than those living in any other in Fenland.

Now Fenland District Council has launched a survey directed at residents to find out exactly why they feel unsafe and if there area any specific areas of the town that makes them feel particularly unsafe.

The findings come after Fenland Community Safety Partnership conducted surveys across the district over the past year.

People are being asked if they feel unsafe in Wisbech town centre.
People are being asked if they feel unsafe in Wisbech town centre.

Those surveys have identified that people living in and visiting Wisbech feel more unsafe than those living in and visiting March, Chatteris and Whittlesey.

Launching a special survey aimed at people who work, live or visit Wisbech the partnership says it wants to understand why it is that residents unsafe.

A spokesperson for the partnership said: “To that aim, we hope this survey will be the start of understanding the situation in more detail so we can consider how best to make people feel more safe and secure.”

People are being asked why they think Wisbech is unsafe and what they should be done about it.
People are being asked why they think Wisbech is unsafe and what they should be done about it.

The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and includes questions about whether respondents have either been a victim or have witnessed crime, what that crime was and whether or not they reported it.

If they did not report the crime then the survey wants to know why.

It also asks people exactly why they feel unsafe whether it is through witnessing or being a victim of crime or because of other reasons such as newspaper reporting and social media posts.

People can either choose one of the options given or provide their own reason.

The survey, which is completely anonymous, then goes on to ask people what they think could be done to make Wisbech safer or make them feel safer in the town.

The survey can be accessed through Fenland District Council’s website.



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