Havering Council has urged local people to share their views on crime and safety in the borough through a survey.

It is being conducted by Havering Community Safety Partnership that is composed of members from the council, Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, probation and health services.

The aim is to provide a big picture of the issues that need to be prioritised, and find best means to prevent the threat of crime, a council spokesperson has said in a press release.

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Questions on the online survey will ask residents to give their views about crime, anti-social behaviour and other local issues.

Havering Council leader Cllr Ray Morgon said the survey will help them find out people’s concerns in different regions, ranging from anti-social behaviour, vehicle crime or something else.

It will enable the partnership to make “better informed decisions” he added, that can “improve the partnership’s work and help ensure that it is fighting the right crime in the right areas”.

He said: “As a partnership, we’re already working on doing what we can to help make our borough as safe as possible.”

The survey that closes on June 23, comes after a spate of knife attacks in Romford in recent months. In February this year, three teenage boys suffered knife injuries after a stabbing in South Street in Romford.