Tuesday 27 February 2024 5.45pm to 7.45pm at the Civic Offices
Our free #BasingSafe drop-in event will offer residents of all ages the opportunity to get advice from community safety agencies including the police, the CPS and council officers.
The event will include short presentations from a number of speakers and the opportunity to get advice about issues such as hate crime, domestic abuse, the justice system and antisocial behaviour.
There will also be an opportunity for children aged nine to 12 years to take part in short, focused workshops run by community safety professionals. Please let us know, using the email address below, if you are intending to bring children as there will be certificates awarded to those who take part in the workshops.
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Community safety is best seen as an aspect of our quality of life in which individuals and communities are protected from, equipped to cope with, and have increased capacity to resist, crime and anti-social behaviour. (LGA definition).
Our Community Safety Team directly contributes to helping local communities feel safer and helping to reduce levels of antisocial behaviour to improve residents’ quality of life.
Some of the main functions of the Community Safety Team include:
Antisocial behaviour is described by law as conduct which has caused or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person. There are many different types of antisocial behaviour, such as rowdy, threatening or intimidating behaviour, graffiti, vandalism and begging to environmental crimes such as littering, fly tipping and dog fouling.
If you are affected by antisocial behaviour it is important that this is reported, so the relevant organisation including the Police, housing provider or the council is aware.
If you are experiencing antisocial behaviour report it online via the Hampshire Police website
If you would like to discuss any antisocial behaviour concerns with us, get in touch:
If you (or others with your consent) have reported 3 (or more) incidents of antisocial behaviour within a 6-month period and feel the issues haven’t been resolved, you can activate the Community Trigger (also known as ASB Case Review). This has been designed to give you, the victim, the right to demand that agencies deal with persistent antisocial behaviour.
In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Constabulary are the first point of call for initial contact from a victim or representative wanting to use the community trigger. Raising a community trigger can be done by calling Hampshire Constabulary on 101. We will assess the eligibility of any community trigger requests.
The 1998 Crime and Disorder Act acknowledges that the causes of crime and disorder are complex and varied and that achieving a reduction in crime and disorder should therefore not be a matter solely for the police. As a result the act established Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) between the Police, Local Authorities, the Voluntary Sector, local residents and businesses and made them jointly responsible for reducing crime and disorder.
In north Hampshire, one strategic Community Safety Partner has been established to cover Basingstoke and Deane, Hart and Rushmoor with the aim of creating safer communities, reducing crime, and reducing the fear of crime in the area. The Cabinet Member for Communities, Partnerships and Inclusion Cllr John Mckay represents Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on the CSP
Strategic Assessments are assessments of crime and disorder, which allow Community Safety Partnerships to respond more effectively to the community, plan activity, allocate resources and deliver activities that focus on priorities and achieve results. The Strategic Assessment informs the annual Partnership Plan, which then details how partners will work to tackle identified priorities throughout the year.
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