PEOPLE across Keighley are being urged to get involved in a ‘community conversation’.

Residents are being asked for their views on community cohesion, the impact of Covid-19 and a range of policing issues including visibility and neighbourhood policing.

The survey, which follows on from one undertaken in June, is being carried out by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.

He said: “Although they capture only a snapshot in time, these surveys are extremely useful in understanding what our communities are experiencing and how we can respond in a way that best supports them from a policing and public safety perspective.

“Accepting that circumstances will continually change as we manage the effects of this pandemic, these findings still offer an incredibly important insight.

“They enable us to extract learning points arising from public sentiment and importantly anticipate what might come next, so we can act accordingly.

“For instance, there is a strong indication from the first survey that the lockdown periods have had a significantly greater impact upon those who already feel vulnerable.

“This appears to be compounded by the socio-economic factors that Covid-19 has also created.

“This knowledge is invaluable, as we can then collectively look at how resources can be managed in a partnership approach that corresponds with community needs.

“Whilst we still face the same ongoing uncertainty, I want to find out more about people’s experiences, concerns and views, understanding further changes over the last few months.

“Crucially, I want to know what else I can do to support people and their area whilst the impact of Covid-19 remains a challenge for us all.

“I am really keen to hear from as many of our diverse communities as possible, reaching a broader audience.

“I would therefore be grateful if people could spare a few minutes to complete the questionnaire and encourage colleagues, friends and family to do the same.”

The questionnaire can be found at

Responses should be submitted by November 6.

Mr Burns-Williamson said he also welcomed contact from people outside of the survey.

He added: “We really do want to listen to your views about policing, wellbeing and community safety during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“Anyone who would prefer to talk to us outside of the survey or about any other engagement opportunity should contact us via You can find out more about our work during the Covid-19 crisis at”