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Have your say on Safe City strategy

Southampton’s Safe City Partnership is seeking views on its new five-year strategy for tackling crime and disorder, keeping people safe and promoting safer communities. The 12-week public consultation launched on Monday.

The partnership has several core functions and is responsible for governance of the locally commissioned services to prevent and reduce offending, support victims, provide treatment services and build a safer community.

The partnership is made up of the City Council, Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, Probation Services, Southampton Voluntary Services and Go Southampton, the Business Improvement District.

The public are invited to comment on the strategy, which aims to address any issues the public have raised through ongoing community engagement, as well as an annual survey undertaken in the autumn last year that has informed the objectives set until 2027.

The Partnership has identified three main priorities:

• Keeping people safe from harm

• Preventing and reducing offending

• Creating safe, stronger communities.

The survey is open from until 1st November and can be found at www.southampton.gov.uk.

Councillor Spiros Vassiliou, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture & Heritage said: “Strengthening relationships with our communities will be at the heart of our five-year plan and this consultation is an opportunity for you to comment on the approach and areas of focus.”

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