Issue - meetings
Community Safety Partnership Update
To provide the Committee with an update of the work of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) over the past twelve months, the current CSP Priorities and to consider the focus of the CSP during 2018-19.
The Community Safety Strategy Officer delivered a report which highlighted the ongoing work of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) and their three year strategy which was due to conclude in 2019. In reviewing the priorities, two new emerging issues had been identified which the CSP agreed required targeted focus. These were in relation to illegal encampments and ‘County Lines’ which tackled drug dealing across the region and was recognised as a national challenge for many police forces. Members were appraised of recent achievements of the CSP, that meetings were being streamlined in order to realise efficiencies and that the CSP would be further branded and promoted within the local community and online in order to highlight their work.
In light of the report Members discussed the following in summary:-
· Confirmation that Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) remained a high priority for the CSP.
· Concerns regarding shoplifting locally.
· Concerns regarding knife crime which was a priority for the police, with the CSP working in partnership and focussing on those areas they could most affect.
· That the CSP was working closely with Town and Parish Councils in order that they understood the work and role of the Partnership.
RECOMMENDED that the Committee support the CSP to adopt two new emerging issues for 2018- 19;
· County Lines
· Unauthorised Encampments.