EVERYONE in Greater Manchester is being urged to have their say about a new plan aimed at tackling crime, supporting victims and building stronger, safer and more cohesive communities.

The new plan, called ‘Standing Together’, will set the strategic direction for police, criminal justice and community safety partners in local areas for the next three years.

Over the next four and a half weeks, residents across the region will have the opportunity to have their say on what should be included and to share their priorities and concerns.

Deputy Mayor of Policing and Crime, Beverley Hughes said: “Public safety is my top priority and this is reflected in our proposed priorities for the Police and Crime Plan - but we need your views on the issues that matter to you, and your local community.

“Building on the hard work and dedication of our police officers, as well as communities and all our partner organisations in Greater Manchester, we will continue to work to protect the public and build safer, stronger and more resilient communities, increasing confidence in policing and community safety.

“Please tell us what you think about the draft plan, and whether you think it has the right priorities or should highlight other issues. The responses we receive will be used to finalise the Standing Together plan, which will give strategic direction for our police force over the next three years. By working together, we can make Greater Manchester the best place to grow up, get on and grow old.”

The survey is available at policesurvey.co.uk.

The deadline to do this is Sunday, January 14, 2018.