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Still time to have your say on policing and crime in rural areas

18 June, 2015

Countryside residents are being urged to have their say as the largest ever survey into policing, crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in rural areas nears its deadline.

The survey, run by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) and available to complete at, is calling for people who live or run a business in rural areas to have their say on the impact of crime and ASB, how the police can better serve rural communities and ultimately the future of crime prevention and rural policing.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “If you live or work in a rural part of Lancashire this is a great opportunity to raise concerns about crime in your area and to provide feedback on local policing.

“A greater understanding of the issues concerning our rural communities will ensure that we can better address them in the future. I would urge you to take part in the survey to make sure that the outcomes reflect your views.”

The NRCN survey has already attracted more than 11,000 responses and is supported by 30 Police and Crime Commissioners and police forces across England and Wales. The Network, established in July 2014, includes a wide range of organisations with an interest in community safety and rural affairs such as the National Farmers Union, Historic England, Neighbourhood Watch and Crimestoppers.

The survey will be open until Wednesday 24 June. To take part, visit

For more information on the NRCN visit:

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