Crime, community confidence and anti-social behaviour are all matters that impact on the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors to Bath and North East Somerset.  We can all play a role in tackling and addressing these issues. 

The Community Safety Plan sets out our plans for the next three years to tackle crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour in Bath and North East Somerset. Its aim is to support the implementation of the “safer communities” theme of the Local Area Agreement (LAA). The Responsible Authorities Group acts as the Local Strategic Partnership’s “delivery arm” for safer communities, helping to deliver key aspects of our vision of a distinctive place, with vibrant communities where everyone fulfils their potential. Our work in delivering community safety can also help to strengthen communities, building neighbourhoods where people are active, feel safe, take responsibility and make a contribution. Working closely with local communities to tackle crime and disorder, for example, can increase the number of people who feel involved in local decision making.  Additionally, through working with the voluntary and community sector we can increase the capacity of local organisations to develop local solutions contributing to the Local Area Agreement target relating to ‘a thriving third sector’.

The Responsible Authorities Group is comprised of senior managers from the statutory agencies, an elected Council Member and other partners who together pool their combined knowledge to identify the key issues within the community and understand clearly how best to tackle them. 

This Partnership accepts that fighting crime is not just the job of the Police, but the responsibility of all organisations whether public, private or voluntary, and works towards the creation of safer and stronger communities Partner Agencies

The members of the Responsible Authorities Group include:

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Avon and Somerset Police

Avon Fire and Rescue 

The Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BGSW CRC)

Public Health

Bath BID

Executive Member for Community Safety

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