Residents living in rural areas around Banbury have highlighted three priorities to tackle following the results of a Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) survey.
More than 680 people took part in answering questions on the survey, which will see officers now focusing on speeding, parking and road safety, burglary and theft and anti-social behaviour.
Richard Miller, acting sergeant, said: “This online survey has aided the NAG in producing a snapshot of community issues and has allowed us to intelligently identify areas of concern. We intend to work alongside our partners to utilise the results to create a strategic plan of action.”
The Banbury Rural Neighbourhood Team carried out a series of library events and an online survey in May in order to identify rural community members’ opinions on the top three local priorities affecting the neighbourhood.
The Neighbourhood Action Group is a group of volunteers made up of residents and police officers who work together to address community needs and solve issues identified by the public.
Alan Collins, chairman of the NAG, said: “Modern policing continues to be accountable to the people they are duty bound to protect and this survey was an effective and efficient way to direct the efforts of the rural team to counter the issues that matter to the individuals.”