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
- Peer challenges – We have completed 26 Safer communities peer challenges (CSPs). Its central aim is to help community safety partners improve how they deliver outcomes to make local communities safer, drawing on the experience of peers and the best practice in the sector.
You can find out more about our peer challenges here:
Safer communities peer challenge
10 March 2014
Fire and rescue authorities will need to push the boundaries of innovation and creativity as they continue to strive to protect services from funding cuts, a new report warns today.
22 February 2014
Councils have warned of the public health consequences of the social media craze.
21 February 2014
The LGA told the Transport Select Committee that cycling safety could be improved if councils were given powers to target drivers putting cyclists at risk by breaking moving traffic laws.
20 February 2014
The Early Intervention Foundation focuses on evaluating and advising on interventions which provide babies, children and young adults with a solid social and emotional foundation.
20 February 2014
This month, Dorset Police and Crime Panel voted against the PCC's precept, but by three votes failed to veto the proposition, writes Cllr John Adams JP (Con), Chairman, Dorset Police and Crime Panel.