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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Consultation was undertaken with a wide range of stakeholders to help develop the new West Sussex Suicide Prevention Strategy.  For more comprehensive information about this process and the results which informed the strategy, please visit the JSNA (Joint Strategic Needs Assessment) webpage here.


You Said

For more comprehensive information about this process and the results which informed the strategy, please visit the JSNA (Joint Strategic Needs Assessment) webpage here.

We Did

A new West Sussex Suicide Prevention Strategy had been developed based on evidence drawn from the West Sussex Suicide Audit (2017), engagement with front-line workers via an online consultation , a brief review of effective models of suicide prevention and local level analysis of emergency hospital admissions for self-harm.

We Asked

We asked you to comment on the the build out and priority give way system proposed for West Street.

You Said

Thank you very much for completing the online consultation and for those of you who attended the little event in the library.  75% of those that responded supported the proposal and all of those identified as living in West Street itself. 

Many of you suggested in the comment section and at the event that the 20mph limit should be extended west into West Street and I have discussed this request with the Highway Manager.  Currently traffic speeds are too high for the implementation of a 20mph, this might sound strange but national guidance and the police are of the view that 20mph limits should be self-enforcing in that they should be introduced where the average car driver is not travelling too quickly.  However, once the works are complete I will have a further speed study carried out and will ensure that the results are passed along to your town council and the highway manager.  There is also a view that it would not make sense to treat only West Street but that any scheme of this kind should encompass adjoining roads as well. 

Some people also suggested that additional features such as humps and tables should be installed; we will keep these ideas in mind going forward but will see what can be achieved just with the proposed priority one way.  As I mentioned before we will do a speed evaluation in the months after the scheme has been installed.

A small number of respondents were concerned about parking and waste collections.  This proposal should not materially affect either of these provisions, there is no plan to change the parking restriction here although a space or so might be lost due to the build out section.

We Did

What we will do

I will now move the works into the build phase and have the job placed in this year’s build programme.  Due to other commitments this is likely to be toward the end of this year or into early 2018.  I will keep you informed of the likely start date nearer the time.  I will retain your email addresses for this purpose only but if you wish to be removed from the list please contact me directly.

We Asked

We asked your views about your experiences, perceptions and priorities regarding crime and community safety in your area. 631 responses were received.

You Said

Of the 631 respondents, 84 identified as having been a victim of crime in the past 12 months.

Of the 84 victims;

61 had reported the incident to someone.

Whilst 23 had not been reported.


536 respondents stated they were either satisfied or very satisfied with their local area as a place to live.

52 were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

And 43 stated they were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.


Compared to the rest of the UK;

477 respondents stated they thought that crime in their area was lower than average.

134 thought it was about the same.

Whilst 20 thought it was higher than average.


Over the past three years;

20 respondents stated their concern about crime and community safety had decreased.

376 stated it had stayed the same.

And 235 said it had increased.


The top 5 priorities were identified as:

1 – Catching and convicting offenders

2 – Early intervention with young people to prevent them from offending

3 – Providing an accessible police presence in communities

4 – Working with families who cause the most problems in the community

5 – Crime prevention

We Did

The feedback that you provided contributes towards informing local priorities and actions to tackle crime and disorder in your area.

Data from the surveys has been used to inform the West Sussex Community Safety Agreement (revised) 2017 - 20, which is available here .