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Improving Community Confidence

Fear of crime and the lack of public reassurance can seriously affect quality of life and Community Safety Partnerships have a key co-ordinating and leadership role in increasing public reassurance. Fear of crime is often generated by people's day to day experience of anti-social behaviour and environmental problems such as litter, graffiti, abandoned vehicles and neglected buildings. Although the present coalition Government has announced the abolition of the national police service target around whether the public perceive that police and local agencies are dealing with the local concerns, the Policing and Public Reassurance Bill makes it clear that there is still an expectation that neighbourhood teams working as part of neighbourhood partnerships will form the backbone of addressing local crime and anti-social behaviour issues in communities Charnwood continues to be a relatively safe place to live and the challenge for this Partnership is to ensure people are confident that crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour is be tackled effectively at both the individual and neighbourhood levels.

Aims

  • Contribute to improved public confidence that crime and disorder is being addressed effectively
  • Engage with residents and local representatives, particularly in our priority neighbourhoods, to understand local concerns and seek feasible solutions.
  • Engage the press and public in the fight against crime and disorder
  • Ensure prompt and appropriate responses to community concerns that impact on confidence
  • Promote the positive work of the partnership and its successes ensuring value for money.