Survey reveals people feel safe in Angus

Pictured is Councillor Donald Morrison

Pictured is Councillor Donald Morrison

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Angus residents have given a positive picture of safety in their community with 97 per cent of people responding to a recent survey rating their neighbourhood as a ‘very’ or ‘fairly good’ place to live.

Some of the key findings of the report included:

78 per cent of respondents feel very or fairly safe in their neighbourhood when they are walking out alone after dark.

97 per cent of respondents feel safe when they are walking out alone during the day.

66 per cent of respondents were very or fairly worried about dog fouling problems.

60 per cent of respondents were worried about nuisance calls.

The council’s convener of neighbourhood services councillor Donald Morrison said: “I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who responded to the survey.

“The findings have highlighted that environmental antisocial behaviour continues to be of the utmost concern to our communities, along with new areas of concern such as nuisance phone calls.

“Thanks to these responses, services have already been realigned to better tackle these issues.

“Work such as the Doorstopper initiative and a number of campaigns to highlight and tackle the problem of dog fouling across the county are already underway.”