Vouchers for views 

11/03/11

Visitors to Bolton who share their views on staying safe can win a £150 shopping spree.

Since last October, the Be Safe Partnership has been asking people who come to the town centre about issues including: antisocial behaviour; how safe they feel at night; and whether they know their local policing team.

Other areas referred to in the questionnaire address whether people know how to report an incident, and which areas of the town centre most need improvement to make them feel safer.

Now, anyone who fills in the survey, which takes just five minutes to complete, between March 16 and May 31 will be entered into a draw to win a £150 voucher donated by Bolton’s Market Place Shopping Centre to be spent in their shops.

Problems highlighted so far by respondents have led to action by the partnership; for instance, a campaign has been carried out to encourage people to drink responsibly.

Feedback has also led to the partnership reviewing town centre off licences to make sure they are not selling alcohol to underage youths, and collecting details of any young people found to be causing antisocial behaviour around the town hall steps.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer, Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, said: “In order to make the town a safer place for residents and visitors, it is important that the Be Safe Partnership has as much information as possible.

“With the added bonus of a shopping spree in the Market Place as well as the chance to improve the town centre, I would encourage as many people as possible to fill in the questionnaire and get themselves in the prize draw.”

Bolton’s Be Safe Partnership is made up of the council, Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire Service and a range of other partners. It aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the borough.

To complete the survey, visit the link on the right hand side or call 01204 331990 for a paper copy. All information provided will be kept in confidence.

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