9 November 2015
New plans to give police more control of firefighters are "unnecessary, unhelpful and restrictive" and could jeopardise invaluable community work, fire chiefs warn.
26 August 2015
Firefighters across England are now supporting vulnerable people with issues relating to dementia, mental health, domestic abuse, social isolation, childhood obesity and youth unemployment.
8 August 2015
Discover why there is a need to update and standardise regulations on 'novelty vehicles' like party buses, limousines and rickshaws.
1 August 2015
Calls from fire chiefs to think twice before releasing sky lanterns have been made as wedding season is in full swing across the country.
10 July 2015
A nationwide safety alert is being issued by fire authorities after a "highly disturbing" spate of fires caused by dodgy e-cigarette chargers which explode.
Community safety is not just an issue for police and fire and rescue authorities. Councils contribute in a variety of ways.
These include work carried out through community safety partnerships in:
- emergency planning – ensuring that plans are in place to deal with emergency situations such as flooding, heavy snow and ice, civil unrest or terrorist incidents
- regulation, licensing and trading standards – such as alcohol and entertainment licenses to help maintain public order, food hygiene certification for businesses to prevent food poisoning
- contributing to anti-social behaviour strategies through a range of council services including lighting, street cleansing, planning and leisure
- new governance arrangements for policing and crime strategies including the introduction of police and crime commissioners and police and crime panels.
We have completed 26 Safer communities peer challenges (CSPs). The main aim of these challenges is to help community safety partners improve their delivery of outcomes to make local communities safer, drawing on the experience of peers and the best practice in the sector.
The latest news and announcements can be found here.
LGA briefings on issues of concern and relevance to local government, as well as the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries can be found here.
The board oversees LGA promotion of health and safety of local communities. This includes issues of crime and anti-social behaviour, police liaison, community safety, public protection; fire service and emergency planning, licensing and other regulatory activities.
The Fire Commission is a forum for all combined fire and rescue authorities and principal authorities with a fire and rescue service. The Fire Commission has a management committee which may act on behalf of the Commission.