What should happen to people who commit low level crimes and anti-social behaviour?

This is the question being posed by Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner Kevin Hurley in a survey to gauge public opinion.

Mr Hurley, who champions a zero-tolerance approach to crime and anti-social behaviour, is interested in hearing residents’ views on alternatives to the criminal justice process.

He said: "This is their opportunity to be involved in what they think offenders should do to make amends for their anti-social behaviour and pay back their debt to the community.

"This can only be a good thing and I encourage people to get involved."

The survey suggests possible community remedies including face-to-face apologies, written apologies and targeted interventions such as alcohol and drug treatment and counselling.

Other options include community work like litter picking, work for the victim like cleaning-off graffiti, an anti-social behaviour contract and organised activities to prevent reoffending like sport.

Alternatively there could be a face-to-face discussion between the victim and offender, with a mediator, or a way to allow them to communicate without meeting.

The results of the survey will feed into a Community Remedy document which will be released in October. Victims will then have the opportunity to select an action from the list where appropriate.

To take part in the survey visit www.surrey-pcc.gov.uk/communityremedy