Published: Friday, 30th June 2017

The strategy sets out the community safety priorities for the next three years.

The Safer Greenwich Partnership has agreed its Community Safety Strategy to help make the Royal Borough of Greenwich a safer place.

Community Safety Strategy priorities

The six priorities are:

  • creating and sustaining safer public spaces
  • reducing the harm that alcohol causes
  • tackling hate crime and supporting the vulnerable and repeat victims
  • ending violence against women and girls
  • countering the threat of terrorism and extremism
  • preventing and reducing the harm from youth violence and gangs.

Working with partners to achieve goals

The Partnership plans to achieve its aims through a variety of initiatives including working with the Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board to identify and support the borough's most vulnerable young people and working with schools and community groups to safeguard young people and adults at risk of radicalisation.

Other projects include working with licensed premises to support and promote a healthy and safe night time economy and ensuring that victims of domestic abuse and hate crimes feel confident enough to report attacks plus receive the support that they need.

Agencies in the Safer Greenwich Partnership

The Safer Greenwich Partnership brings together organisations to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and is chaired by Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, and Chief Superintendent Simon Dobinson, Borough Commander for the Metropolitan Police Service.

Other agencies involved include London Fire Brigade, NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board, probation services, Greater London Authority and Woolwich Barracks.

'Tackle the issues that cause the most harm'

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment said: "The Safer Greenwich Partnership aims to tackle the issues that cause the most harm in our community and improve quality of life while reducing fear of crime.

"Our latest Community Safety Strategy will help build on our previous successes, make people feel safe and bring us much closer together as a community."

Borough Commander Simon Dobinson added: "By working collaboratively the Safer Greenwich Partnership will be able to achieve its vision of making the borough a better place for all those who live, work, learn or visit."