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Residents encouraged to have their say on making the city safer

Residents are being asked for their views on new draft policies to make the city a safer place to live, work and visit.


Stoke-on-Trent City Council is launching a six-week consultation period to hear what people think about three draft policies covering:


  • Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Hate Crime


The draft ASB policy explains how the city council will prevent and tackle ASB issues for residents living in the city.


During the consultation, residents can read the draft ASB policy and take part in an online survey or paper copies can be available upon request. Staff will also be conducting face to face consultation across the city with partner organisations including the police.


Anyone who needs any advice and support in completing the survey, requires a paper copy, or wishes to find out more information can visit a local centre or library. Alternatively, visit or email


The draft Domestic Abuse and Hate Crime policies support the city council’s tenants living in its 17,700 homes. These draft policies set out how the council will support tenants of the council who are victims of domestic abuse and hate crime.


During the consultation period, staff will share these policies with specific groups and partner agencies to get their comments.


Councillor David Williams, cabinet member for community safety and resilience, said: “These draft policies show what we will do to make Stoke-on-Trent a safer city. This is one of our commitments in our new Corporate Strategy. Ultimately, we all want to feel safe where we live and where we work but too often residents tell us that they are worried about antisocial behaviour and crime.


“It’s so important that we hear from as many people as possible. This is your chance to check the policies and tell us how you think how they can be improved and made more effective.


“Tackling these issues is not something the council can do on its own. We’ll build on our strong relationships with the police, health services and charities to put victims at the centre and take action against perpetrators.”


All the views will be used to draft final versions of the policies that will go to the city council’s Cabinet in late summer 2024.


This online survey is open from Monday 20 May to Sunday 30 June.


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