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Meeting of the Executive held on 05/04/2005
WAVERLEY COMMUNITY SAFETY STRATEGY 2005-2008



Summary & Purpose
The purpose of this report is to present to the Executive the third statutory Waverley Community Safety Strategy 2005-2008, prepared by the Safer Waverley Partnership.

Quality of Life Implications
Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe Communities
Local Economy
Natural
Resource Use
Pollution
Prevention and Control
Biodiversity
and Nature
Local
Environment
Social
Inclusion
Safe, Healthy
and Active
Communities
Local
Economy
Positive
Positive
N/A
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive


APPENDIX R
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE – 5TH APRIL 2005



Title:
WAVERLEY COMMUNITY SAFETY STRATEGY 2005-2008

[Wards Affected: All]


Summary and purpose:

The purpose of this report is to present to the Executive the third statutory Waverley Community Safety Strategy 2005-2008, prepared by the Safer Waverley Partnership.



Quality of life implications – social, environmental & economic (sustainable development):

Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe, Healthy and Active Communities
Local Economy
Positive
Positive
NA
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive

This strategy has a positive impact on quality of life. The number of printed copies of the community safety strategy will be minimal to encourage those interested in the document to view it via the website. The strategy contains objectives, which address environmental factors that affect quality of life and aim to encourage greater community participation in improving community safety. It also makes a positive contribution to the establishment of safe, healthy and active communities within Waverley.

E-Government implications:

As mentioned above, the Community Safety Strategy 2005-2008 is published on the Council’s website. The website was one of the tools used in the consultation process.

Resource and legal implications:

The Safer Waverley Partnership has reached an agreement whereby Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, Waverley Borough Council and Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust contribute annually to a partnership fund to facilitate community safety work

within the borough. Waverley’s contribution amounts to 5,000 per annum which is included within the approved budget. It also funds a full time community safety officer and provides accommodation for three part-time partnership funded officers. WBC administers the fund, which is used to support schemes agreed by the Executive of the Safer Waverley Partnership.

In addition, the Home Office makes available additional funding on an annual basis for supporting partnership work aimed at building safer stronger communities. WBC holds this fund and allocates it to schemes as agreed by the Executive of the Safer Waverley Partnership.



1. Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (and amended by the Police Reform Act 2002), Waverley Borough Council, Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue, Surrey Police Authority and Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust, have a statutory duty to work together to reduce crime and disorder in the local area. This statutory duty includes conducting a crime and disorder audit every three years, consulting widely on the findings and producing a community safety strategy for the three-year period.

2. The draft attached (Annexe 1) is the third community safety strategy for Waverley and covers the period 2005-2008. In accordance with the statutory guidance the strategy has been prepared following a thorough crime and disorder audit and extensive consultation process including:-

- Elected Member workshop - 25th November 2004 - Voluntary sector and community representatives workshop- 5th December 2004 - Multi-agency officer workshop- 14th January 2005 - Leaflet/ questionnaire (Annexe 2) distributed to:-

I. A sample list from the business forum
II. All listed Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators in Waverley
III. All schools in Waverley
IV. Health centres and doctors surgeries
V. Police stations
VI. Libraries
VII. Churches
VIII. The WBC website

3. The Executive of the Safer Waverley Partnership considered the draft strategy at its meeting on 25th February 2005 and have approved the document for publication on 1st April 2005. Waverley’s Executive is asked to recommend that the strategy is now adopted by the Council.

4. The published version of the strategy will contain pictures and graphs to illustrate more clearly the strategic priorities and to make it a more interesting read. In addition a leaflet will be produced annually summarising the strategy and providing updates on progress against the strategy’s aims and objectives.

5.

The strategy will be monitored through a series of partnership groups and detailed action plans. An explanation of this process is set out in the strategy.

Conclusion

6. The Safer Waverley Partnership is under a statutory duty to publish the 2005-2008 Community Safety Strategy and is committed to its delivery through its established partnership mechanisms.

Recommendation

The Executive is asked to recommend that the Community Safety Strategy for the period 2005-2008 be adopted by the Council.



Background Papers (CEx)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.



CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Eve Wilmott Telephone: 01483 523386

E-mail: ewilmott@waverley.gov.uk


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