Most residents in Angus content

The majority (95%) of people who took part in the 2011 community safety survey rated their neighbourhood as a ‘very’ or ‘fairly good’ place to stay, it was reported to Angus Council Neighbourhood services committee last week.

Most people (76%) felt very or fairly safe in their neighbourhood when out walking alone after dark and almost all (98%) felt safe when walking alone during the day. The main problems causing concerns are dog fouling (59%), speeding vehicles (55%) and littering (51%). Other issues which worried residents included noisy neighbours, people who have been drinking or using drugs and vandalism. The survey is held every two years and received 2,522 responses.

Convener of neighbourhood services, Councillor Jim Millar, said: “Although it is good to note that the majority of people feel safe in their communities, we are not complacent and will consider the survey’s findings in our efforts to further improve in the areas which have been identified.”