'Bury's Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a multi-agency group set up under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. The Partnership approach is built on the premise that no single agency can deal with, or be responsible for dealing with, complex community safety issues and that these issues can be addressed more effectively and efficiently through working in partnership. Partners that contribute to the CSP are:
- Greater Manchester Police
- Bury Council
- Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
- Probation Service
- Community Rehabilitation Company,
- Youth Offending Service
- Bury Clinical Commissioning Group
- Public Health
- Bury Voluntary and Community Faith Alliance
Community Safety Plan
During the autumn of 2021 consultation and engagement took place throughout the Borough on our refreshed plan, in the context of the Borough's Let's Do It! strategy. Multiple listening events took place in neighbourhoods to gather insight from across our communities on what their local priorities were, what made people feel unsafe and collectively what we could do about this. Specific sessions were held with different communities of interest across protected characteristics including age, gender, faith and race. This was aligned with local data and that of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority commissioned Police & Crime Survey.
The result is a refreshed Community Safety Plan 2022-2025 with six priorities:
- Reducing drug related offending
- Supporting victims and tackling the cause of domestic abuse
- Strengthening community cohesion
- Creating and maintaining safe spaces
- Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour
- Reducing reoffending
What are the statutory obligations?
The statutory obligations placed on the partnership are to:
- set up a strategic group to direct the work of the partnership
- regularly engage and consult with the community about their priorities
- set up protocols and systems for sharing information
- analyse a wide range of data, including recorded crime levels and patterns, in order to identify priorities
- set out a partnership plan and monitor progress
- produce a strategy to reduce re-offending
- commission domestic violence homicide reviews - published in the downloads section below
- PCCs are under a duty to work with their community safety partners
- PCCs and CSPs are under a duty to take each other's priorities into account.
Following approval of the Community Safety Plan in March 2022, delivery has commenced with organisations from across the whole Community Safety Partnership to work across the six priorities identified, which collectively support the wider delivery of Bury's LET'S Do It! ambitions.
See: Community Safety Partnership - Thematic updates (September 2022) which provides an update on delivery to date.