Many agencies work together through Milton Keynes SaferMK Partnership to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and other community safety issues. The statutory bodies include Milton Keynes Council, the probation, fire & rescue, police and health services. Our partners in the community and voluntary sector also play an important role.
However it is our local residents who are pivotal in making their area safer and that partners work with them to address the need most important to them to make them feel safer. It is important that at a local level SaferMK provides a process of enabling the participation of residents and communities in crime and community safety at their chosen level, ranging from providing information and reassurance, to empowering them to identify and implement solutions to local problems and influence strategic priorities and decisions.
We continue to go through a period of sustained budget reductions which will ultimately result in a reduction in workforce levels and will impact on the way services are delivered in local neighbourhoods. It is important that we respond effectively and adapt our processes to meet the needs of local residents.
The Safer Neighbourhoods Group will be responsible on behalf of the SaferMK Partnership to ensure appropriate coordination of activities deemed to be part of improving neighbourhoods and escalating issues to the SaferMK Partnership Board via the SaferMK Business Management Group.
SaferMK Safer Neighbourhood Pledge:
“To support the coordination of the responsibility for addressing anti-social behaviour, crime, and community safety issues by working together and through supporting our communities”
“To provide community leaders, groups, private sector partners, and any community organisations, with information and support on crime prevention that will enable them to create safer, more secure, and more vibrant communities”
“To ensure that any group or organisation wanting to make a positive contribution to crime reduction and tackling community safety concerns”
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