A place of greater safety...

MORE than eight in every ten people living and working in Derbyshire feel very or fairly safe, new figures have revealed.

The results are from the annual Have Your Say consultation exercise, run by Derbyshire Police Authority and Derbyshire Constabulary, which asked the public to comment on antisocial behaviour issues .

In November, the county will welcome its first directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner.

Authority chairman Philip Hickson, said: “A focal role of the incoming PCC will be to support and champion the voice of the public and this valuable data will provide a platform upon which to set the strategic direction of the Force next year.”

This year, ‘speeding motorists’ was identified as the public’s top priority followed by inconsiderate parking and traffic issues, drug-related activity, under-age drinking and young people congregating.