Community Safety Manager
Tel: 01495 235442
The Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership is a joint statutory partnership between Caerphilly County Borough Council, Gwent Police, Gwent Police Authority, Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
As of 1st April 2010, Gwent Probation Service will also become statutory members of the partnership.
The partnership works with other local agencies to reduce levels of crime and disorder, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and fear of crime in the local area.
Action groups have been formed to meet the strategic priorities outlined in the Partnership Plan 2008-2011. These three priorities were identified following analysis of quantitative and qualitative data on crime, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse within county borough communities.
The research also took into account perceptions within the communities and after looking at national priorities, these target areas were identified:
Anti-social behaviour remains a major concern for our communities and has been identified as a priority because it is the single highest community issue raised at PACT meetings, the CANDO process and Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Viewpoint Panel.
There also remains a high level of request for service to both Gwent Police and Caerphilly County Borough Council regarding anti-social behaviour, especially in relation to environmental crime such as litter, abandoned vehicles, graffiti and dog fouling.
Reducing the harm caused by alcohol has been identified as both a national and local priority because alcohol has been established as being the ‘major substance of misuse’ in the Caerphilly county borough.
There has also been an increase in hospital admissions for alcohol related conditions, emanating from within the local area.
Strong ‘causal’ links can also be made to other priorities such as violent crime and anti-social behaviour.
New legislative requirements necessitate delivery to national standards. We have therefore placed greater emphasis on the partnership’s accountability.
We have to produce regular reviews of the partnership’s Strategic Assessment and compile a Partnership Plan.
We will also continue to develop creative and innovative methods of operation.
While these new priority areas have been identified throughout the Strategic Assessment process, our core commitments remain unchanged.
These will continue to be the general themes of crime reduction, substance misuse intervention and partnership development.
These three areas will form the basis for our work, but the three groups will now have the additional focus of the new priorities identified via the Strategic Assessment.
To find out more about the work of the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership, please visit our website at www.caerphilly.gov.uk/saferccb
The Community Safety Partnership has produced a plan for 2008-2011, which gives a clear picture of the work that the partnership will focus on for the next three years. The following three priorities have been identified:
1. Reduce the harm caused by alcohol
2. Reduce Anti-social Behaviour and improve the Street Scene
3. Broaden Partnership Delivery