Monday, 21 July 2008
Safer Stronger Communities
Just back from the Safer Stronger Communities Partnership Working Group. There are five of these across the City. I chair the one for South Liverpool. The group pulls together a range of partners (like Housing Associations and the Fire Brigade), council officers and councillors. It looks at, and then takes forward, initiatives on crime and safety as well as environmental issues. Today we had a discussion on priorities which, as well as flagging up some broader thoughts, also brought a focus on some quite narrow, but troubling issues. The broader issues will come as no surprise - fear of crime, anti social behaviour, environmental issues. But what really matters are the actions that we now take to deal with some of the problems. We'll be reporting back to the South Liverpool District Committee later in the year.