21 Nov 2017

Community safety on the agenda

Islanders are being invited to a public meeting to have a chance to meet with community safety organisations.

The Isle of Wight Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is asking the public to attend the meeting at the Riverside Centre, Newport, on 30 November at 2pm.
 
The annual invite gives residents the opportunity to find out more on how Island partners are tackling crime and disorder and gives the chance to ask questions.
 
“The CSP has made some good progress over the past year. We’ve already seen community engagement events being held to identify local priorities and encourage the reporting of anti-social behaviour, “ said Amanda Gregory, chair of the Isle of Wight CSP.

“In the year ahead we are looking forward to hosting a reducing reoffending conference and developing a strategy which will aim to reduce re-offending rates on the island.”

Superintendent Sarah Jackson, who oversees policing on the Island, added, “Working with partner agencies is a key part of what officers on the Island do every day. Many of the crimes and incidents reported to the police are more successfully tackled and solved by working with the council’s support services and housing team, the fire service, health agencies, and the probation service.

“It’s clear that the Community Safety Partnership has helped to establish a clear dialogue between many of those partners, which has a tangible and beneficial result for victims of crime. The safety of the Island’s diverse communities is at the core of our work, by working together we can successfully address issues that our local communities have expressed concerns about”.

The agenda will include a progress report on the strategic plan, a presentation on the Local Alcohol Area Action programme, a profile of serious organised crime and a report from the Drug Alcohol Board on the new substance misuse strategy.

To make sure a full reply is given, questions can be submitted no later than 23 November to community.safety@iow.gov.uk
 
FACT FILE
The CSP brings together key organisations to work together to tackle, prevent and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour on the Island.

Partners are Isle of Wight Council; Hampshire Constabulary; Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service; National Probation Trust; Hampshire Community Rehabilitation Company and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.

The CSP agreed priorities for 2017 are:
• Anti-social behaviour.
• Hate crime.
• Alcohol and drug related crime.
• Domestic abuse and sexual violence.
• Violent crime.
• Reducing the volume and impact of acquisitive crime with a focus on residential crime.

In addition the CSP has a responsibility to reduce reoffending and deliver on the Prevent (Counter Terrorism) duty.

For more information and a meeting agenda, please visit: www.iwight.com/communitysafety  

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  • The Community Safety Partnership brings together key organisations to work together to tackle, prevent and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour on the Island.
 
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