We want to make the area safer by reducing crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. At the same time we want to make people feel safer and improve the quality of life for everyone living, working or visiting here.
We believe the best way to do this is for the council, the police and other agencies and services in the Community Safety Partnership to work closely together in the community and with the community. We listen and respond to the public and provide a joined up service rather than one where people have to deal with several bodies at the same time about the same problem.
The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act placed a statutory requirement on responsible authorities to form Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRP) to work together to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime in their local districts. The Canterbury CDRP is called the Canterbury Community Safety Partnership.
The partnership works to make the community safer, to reduce crime and the fear of crime, to reduce anti-social behaviour and to work with the local community to address issues which are important to them.