(A report by Emily Spicer, Assistant Director – Wellbring and Community Leadership)
Porftfolio Holder: Councillor Paul Skinner, Leader
1. The contents of the report and the work of partners in addressing crime and disorder in South and East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire as a whole be noted.
2. The Community Safety Strategy and identified priorities for the SELCSP for the period 2022-2025 be agreed for consideration by Scrutiny prior to returning to Cabinet with any recommendations for endorsement and submission to Council for its agreement.
3. That delegated authority be granted for the Deputy Chief Executive (Communities) to finalise with the Portfolio Holder a programme for the development of a Community Safety Action Plan subject to the Community Safety Strategy and its associated priorities being agreed at Full Council.
Portfolio Holders and Officer
Cllr Paul Skinner
REASON FOR DECISION
Councillor Paul Skinner introduced a report by the Assistant Director – Wellbeing and Community Leadership setting out a Community Safety Strategy for 2022-25.
The report detailed the duties placed on local authorities and other named statutory agencies in relation to crime and disorder and outlined the current Community Safety Partnership arrangements across the South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership area and in Lincolnshire as a whole.
The Community Safety Strategy had been produced to demonstrate the work of the South and East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (SELCSP) which was working collaboratively with the County Safer Lincolnshire Partnership (SLP), to address crime and disorder at a local, sub-regional and County level.
The Strategy had been prepared using the format of the last partnership plan of 2016-19. An Action Plan for 2022/23 would support the strategy and sit with the SELCSP.
Information from the county strategic assessment had been reviewed along with routine data on crime and anti-social behaviour from Lincolnshire Police, information from the pilot initiative StreetSafe which allowed people to anonymously report areas they felt unsafe, and perception data from the Lincolnshire Crime and Policing Survey. This had been considered alongside the county priorities identified for the SLP.
Five priorities were detailed in the plan which was attached at Appendix A of the report:-
It was noted that a Strategy had not been produced since 2019, however it was recognised that the work undertaken locally should be acknowledged and communicated to partner organisations and the public.
The Strategy promoted the dedication and commitment of partners working across the SELCP in tackling crime and ASB and aimed to provide a focus for actions to be developed to address the priority community safety issues that impacted on communities within the sub-region.
Following Members comments the Assistant Director - Wellbeing and Community Leadership explained that work is being carried out in terms of homelessness for people with addiction problems.
The Community Safety Manager confirmed that a draft Action Plan has been created and it will be coming back to Cabinet once it has been through relevant scrutiny. It will then be brought to the Community Safety Partnership meeting before being implemented.
OTHER OPTIONS OR ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED
Continue to operate the SELCSP without producing a formal plan.
RECORD OF ANY CONFLICT OF INTEREST
RECORD OF ANY DISPENSATION GRANTED