Safer and Stronger Communities strategic partnership

The Safer and Stronger Communities strategic partnership is the third themed partnership which supports the South Gloucestershire Partnership in its work.  It is chaired by Cllr Heather Goddard, and its member organisations currently are

Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner
Avon Fire and Rescue Services
Avon Local Councils’ Association
Chamber of Commerce
Council for Voluntary Services South Gloucestershire
Local Criminal Justice Steering boards
Merlin Housing Society
North Avon Magistrates
Priority Neighbourhood Community Lead group
Probation Services
Registered Social Landlords
Safer stronger community groups (1 representative from parished groups and one from unparished)
South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
South Gloucestershire Council
South Gloucestershire Equalities Forum
South Gloucestershire Faith and Belief Forum
Victim Support


The partnership’s  primary purpose is to

  1. establish a strategic direction; co-ordinate and help deliver actions that support the development of safer and stronger communities within South Gloucestershire;
  2. exercise the functions of the statutory Community Safety Partnership for South Gloucestershire;
  3. encourage, support and propose actions that will help achieve the agreed aims set out in the South Gloucestershire Sustainable Community Strategy namely to:
    – reduce crime, the harm caused by illegal drugs and alcohol and to reassure the public, reducing the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour and improve safety in homes and public spaces.
    – empower local people to have a greater voice and influence over local decision-making and the delivery of services by increasing the strength, capacity and engagement of local communities to create local solutions
    – improve the quality of life for these people in existing and new communities in greatest need through targeted service delivery.

For more information on the work of the Safer and Stronger Communities strategic partnership and its’ performance last year, please go to the following links – sscsp-annual-report-2016

Information on safer and stronger communities partnership meetings can be found HERE

If you require any more information please contact us via strategy& or phone 01454 863868