Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is seeking residents' views through a county wide survey, ahead of setting the priorities for his Police and Crime Plan for Lancashire.

The plan is a strategic document which sets the direction for Lancashire Constabulary and against which the Chief Constable is held to account.

The document will set out strategic priorities which the force will focus on over the coming years.

Mr Grunshaw will assess and challenge progress against each priority as part of his regular accountability meetings with Chief Constable Sacha Hatchett and her team.

Mr Grunshaw said: "Setting the Police and Crime Plan for Lancashire is a big responsibility and my job is to make sure that the priorities I set reflect what Lancashire residents want to see.

"I am taking full advantage of existing research, information available from the Constabulary and other community safety partners as well as information members of the public share with me and my Office.

"This survey is an opportunity to ensure that the areas of policing I want the force to focus on reflect the needs of the people of Lancashire.

"Before I set the priorities, I want to hear from as many Lancashire residents as possible and make sure that people have their chance to share their views on crime and policing in our county.

"I would like to urge everyone in Lancashire to fill in the survey, tell me about your concerns and make sure that the final Police and Crime Plan is a true reflection of what matters most to you."

The survey will be open for 12 weeks from July 8 until September 30, and can be accessed via the Police and Crime Commissioner's website.

Paper copies or alternative formats of the survey can be requested by contacting the PCC's Office.

The new Police and Crime Plan for Lancashire will be published by the end of 2024 and will run until 2029.