The Hampshire Police and Crime Panel (PCP) is inviting residents to give their views on how the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can enhance the approach taken to tackle and prevent traffic crime and nuisance within local communities, with the aim of improving road safety across the two counties.
The PCC recently highlighted road safety as one of three key public concerns, within his Police and Crime Plan, and the PCP’s scrutiny will be focusing upon the traffic-related issues which are causing the greatest concern within the communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including:
Anti Social behaviour linked with the use of a motor vehicle
Theft of property from motor vehicles
Animal casualties within rural areas through reckless driving
On 6 October 2017, the PCP will be holding a proactive scrutiny session, which is open to the public, and will review whether the current approach taken to tackle traffic related crime and nuisance within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is making roads and communities safer.
Following this session the PCP will make recommendations to the PCC suggesting where improvements can be made, identifying any opportunities to enhance the policing approach, as well as providing feedback on how partner agencies could work together to enhance current prevention measures.
To support the PCP to gain the most value from this session members of the public and partner organisations are invited to provide their feedback to a number of key questions.
The deadline for feedback is Tuesday 29 August 2017.
Responses can be submitted using the Proactive Scrutiny Evidence Response form, or in any format of your choosing, and please answer as many or as few questions as you feel are appropriate.
The key questions are:
How effective do you feel the current policing provision is in response to community concerns related to traffic crime and nuisance, within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight? Can you identify any areas where the PCC could work with the Chief Constable to improve the current approach?
How well do you feel the PCC and his office have worked with partners to tackle traffic nuisance, and seek innovative solutions to prevent and reduce the impact this has within communities? Can you identify any opportunities for further partnership working in the future?
How well has the PCC communicated with you and other local residents to better understand your concerns around traffic crime and encourage active involvement in improving road safety within your local community? Can you suggest how the PCC could improve his interaction with local communities in the future?
How effective do you feel the Community SpeedWatch Scheme is in deterring motorists from exceeding speed limits? How could the success of this approach be evaluated and what role could the PCC play in enhancing community based road safety schemes?
What actions do you think should be a priority to support a reduction in traffic related crime and nuisance to deliver enhanced road safety across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight?
Are there any examples of successful approaches to reducing and tackling traffic related crime and nuisance which you are aware of, either within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight or in other areas?
Is there anything further that you can provide to the PCP that will assist us with our proactive scrutiny of this topic?
Please submit your responses via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Democratic and Member Services
Hampshire County Council
Corporate Services (Room 102)
Elizabeth II Court South