Our Community Safety Plan
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 requires us to write a three year Community Safety Plan based on a Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment of partners’ data and information. Our current plan is for 2014-17 but is refreshed annually to ensure that the partnership is able to respond to emerging issues.
Introduction from Councillor Tracey Simpson-Laing
As Cabinet Member for Housing and Safer Communities, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the refreshed three year Community Safety Plan for the City of York.
Current figures show that York is a safe place to live with low rates of crime and anti-social behaviour. As a Partnership however, we know that we still have work to do to build upon our success and to focus upon some new actions. This Community Safety Plan sets out our aims and objectives for the next three years showing what we want to achieve and how we plan to achieve it to ensure that York becomes even safer and people feel safer.
This plan supports The Council Plan and the Police and Crime Plan. Community Safety also impacts on many other plans and service areas and every effort is made to ensure that this activity is joined up. The partnership is represented on a number of Boards including the Health and Wellbeing Board, Safeguarding Children’s Board and Police and Crime Panel.
Community Safety has a significant impact upon community cohesion. This does not mean that that the Community Safety Partnership is responsible for all aspects of ensuring cohesive communities in York but that it will, where possible engage in projects that promote this. For example, through activity under Smarter York and in supporting the growth of Neighbourhood Watch.
York has a great history of working in partnership and has achieved many successful outcomes by working collaboratively. Crime and disorder is no exception, as this document shows. I am confident that by continuing to work in partnership with agencies, we will deliver the aims and objectives set out in this Plan.
I hope you will find the plan interesting and informative.
Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing