This morning, I was interviewed on BBC London 94.9 about some research they have commissioned into what people in different London boroughs feel about their area.
The research was conducted in five London boroughs - Croydon, Greenwich, Hackney, Haringey and Southwark. Generally speaking, Croydon comes out the research pretty positively compared with the other boroughs (as you would expect, given that three of the other boroughs are among the most deprived in London) but it is notable that, while we are the second best borough on "I feel safe living in my neighbourhood", we are the second worst when it comes to "There is a part of my local area that I do not feel safe going to".
Anyway, here are the results in full if you are interested:
"I feel safe living in my neighbourhood"
"There is a part of my local area that I do not feel safe going to"
As you would expect, younger people are more likely to agree with this statement than older people.
"Where I live is a good place to bring up children"
"I would encourage others to move to my neighbourhood"
"Politicians and local authorities really care about helping people like me"
"The police are on the side of ordinary people in my neighbourhood"
"I am confident that my children will get more out of life than me"
"I find it hard to keep out of debt"