The Fylde Community Safety Partnership (CSP) which was created as a result of a statutory requirement under the Crime and Disorder Act, 1998, is committed to multi-agency problem solving and delivering balanced and comprehensive solutions to tackle crime and disorder.

In 2016 the CSP implemented a new set of 3 year priorities. These focused on reducing violent crime, domestic abuse and road safety. The overarching priority is focused on reducing crime but there are now new challenges which present themselves including child sexual exploitation, internet crime and organised criminality. Reducing the three recognised types of anti-social behaviour (ASB) prevalent in Fylde was also prioritised, including personal; nuisance and environmental ASB.

The list of priorities were evidenced through the statutory Strategic Assessment 2015 process and the Community Safety Partnership have endorsed the following community safety priorities for 2016 to 2019: –

  • Violent Crime (in particular alcohol related)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Offences (including child sexual exploitation)
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Road Safety
  • The Community Safety Partnership and its thematic groups are responsible for local delivery against the above priorities and the Community Partnership priorities will be reviewed annually.

The Police and Justice Act 2006 requires local authorities to have in place arrangements to scrutinise the functioning of the local Community Safety Partnership annually. In Fylde this is fulfilled by reporting to the Environmental Health and Housing Committee.