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What is the Community Safety Partnership?

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:

Tackling Crime and Reducing Reoffending, with an emphasis on violent crime, gangs and drug trafficking. Driving Down Anti-Social Behaviour in Public Places, with an emphasis on youth nuisance and improving partnership visibility. Identifying and Supporting Vulnerable People, with an emphasis on Domestic Abuse, Social Isolation, Suicide and Mental health. Increase Confidence in Identifying and Reducing Rural Crime. Promoting Road Safety and Challenging Irresponsible Driving, with an emphasis on speeding and street racing