The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act sets out the statutory requirements for responsible authorities to work together with other local agencies, organisations, and people, to develop and deliver strategies to tackle crime and disorder and help create safer communities. These statutory partnerships are known as Community Safety Partnerships (CSP).
Within Maldon the partnership is made up of a number of local organisations including Maldon District Council, Essex Police, Essex County Council, NHS, Essex Probation, Essex Fire and Rescue Service and voluntary organisations including Neighbourhood Watch.
Each year the CSP must undertake a Strategic Assessment which includes data analysis of levels and patterns of crime and disorder and findings from a resident’s survey. The results allow the CSP to set its priorities.
The Maldon District Council Community Safety Partnership (MDCSP) Priorities for 2021/22 are: