Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) launched a survey asking residents about community safety today (February 20).

EBC said all the responses from the survey will contribute towards the outcome of the Community and Safety Partnership plan for 2019/20, which is due to be published later this year.

EBC said: "We would like to hear your views on community safety matters in Elmbridge as we are always looking to ensure residents feel safe and secure.

"All responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used in the review of the Elmbridge Community and Safety Partnership action plan.

"The results of this survey will inform and influence the work that the Elmbridge Community and Safety Partnership will undertake in 2019/2020, so please make your views count."

According to Police data, Elmbridge boasted an "average" crime rate when compared to other towns in the region.

Analysis of data available on the Home Office's Police website said: "In the year ending September 2018, the crime rate in Elmbridge was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas."

Over that period, 59.91 crimes were committed per 1,000 people in the area, lower than nearby areas such as Epsom and Ewell (66.17) and Woking (68.58).

The Community and Safety Partnership for 2018-19 also involved a public consultation process, and identified "Character and Environment", "Quality Services", "Economic Development" and "Community Wellbeing" as the four main priorities for EBC last year.