Where do young people feel safest in Horsham? - Council seeks views

Young people in the Horsham district are being urged to share their views on public safety.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 4:43 pm

Horsham District Council’s Community Safety team has developed a new survey aimed at gathering the views of as many young people as possible around locations in their communitie.

They want to find out where young people feel safe, and where they feel unsafe, and what can be done to make public spaces safer.

The council says it will then work with groups of young people on the feedback received to put as many of their ideas into action as possible.

Horsham's new-look Snack Wagon - the Mobile Community Hub

Over the summer, teams of youth support workers will be going out and about with the Mobile Community Hub - formerly known as the Snack Wagon - the Purple Bus and the Police Engagement Bus to meet with young people where they are gathering and encourage them to complete the survey.

An electronic version will also be sent out via secondary schools in September.

The council is also looking to recruit 16-18-year-olds to act as ‘media representatives’ and get involved in writing articles, making films, and advising on how best the council can target messaging to young people in the district.

Horsham Council cabinet member for community matters Tricia Youtan said: “This past year has proved very difficult for many, not least our young people, so I hope that as many of them as possible get involved and give us their views to inform our plans going forward.”

To take part in the survey, see https://www.horsham.gov.uk/community/safety-and-emergencies/young-person-survey