People are being invited to have their say and help shape the new Safer Wolverhampton Partnership Strategy.

The partnership’s current 3 year strategy comes to an end later this year and work is underway to refresh its strategic priorities for the next period.

Five proposed priority areas have been developed following workshops with a number of partners and stakeholders including statutory agencies, third sector organisations and residents’ groups. These are anti social behaviour, alcohol and drug related crime, public place violence, the safety of women and girls, and neighbourhood crime.

Safer Wolverhampton Partnership wants to ensure the strategy reflects the views of all partners and communities and is now seeking further views from residents and other stakeholders on these priorities. To have your say, please visit Safer Wolverhampton Partnership Strategy 2023-2026. The closing date for comments is 30 September, 2023.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: "Safer Wolverhampton Partnership understands that issues of crime, community safety and harm reduction are very complex and require an integrated partnership response.

“The partnership also understands that these issues are incredibly important to residents and communities and therefore wants to ensure that their voice is reflected throughout the strategy.

"This is a key opportunity to influence how services will be delivered over the next few years, so please take this opportunity to be part of shaping the city’s future."

If there is support for the proposed priorities, these will form the basis of the strategy development which will be presented to Safer Wolverhampton Partnership Board for approval in the autumn.