Community safety

Community safety is a priority for both councils and to keep West Suffolk safe we work with many other organisations such as:

  • healthcare professionals
  • housing providers
  • the fire service
  • the police
  • town pastors
  • youth services

We work together through the Western Suffolk Community Safety Partnership (WSCSP). You can find out more about our objectives in our Partnership plan 2016-19

The Partnership works on two levels. On a strategic level this is about understanding and tackling areas such as domestic abuse and sexual exploitation. We also work directly with local communities who want to be a part of making their local area safer by identifying and addressing issues such as antisocial behaviour.

The Police and Crime Commissioner has set aside a community safety fund that enables local communities to work on projects that address concerns that meet the PCC objectives in the police and crime plan. The funding is managed the Suffolk Community Foundation and is available to community groups and voluntary sector organisations.

The Safer Neighbourhood teams led by Suffolk Police also work with communities to tackle policing issues at the heart of your area. For more information about the work the Safer neighbourhood teams do, visit: Suffolk constabulary, safer neighbourhoods