The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act established partnerships between statutory bodies, the voluntary sector, local residents and businesses.
Known as Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), these groups are working to reduce crime and disorder across Warwickshire by:
- Establishing the levels of crime and disorder problems in their areas;
- Consulting widely with local residents to make sure that the partnerships’ perceptions match that of local people, and;
- Devising strategies containing measures to tackle priority problems.
Currently, there are currently four CSPs in Warwickshire, based at District and Borough level. Each partnership has a designated Warwickshire County Council representative within their membership, looking at local issues and supporting elected members.
There are four of these partnerships in Warwickshire
- Safer South Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership (covering Stratford and Warwick districts)
- Rugby Community Safety Partnership
- North Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership
- Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Communities Partnership
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has a representative at each of the CSP meetings and provides funding for local initiatives through the Commissioner’s Grants Scheme.