The Safer Havant Partnership brings together a number of agencies who are responsible for dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour issues throughout the Havant Borough. These agencies include:
- Havant Borough Council
- Hampshire Constabulary
- Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner
- Hampshire Primary Care Trust
- Hampshire Probation Area
- Hampshire County Council Youth Services
- Southern Domestic Abuse Service
- Portsmouth City Council
This year the partnership is focusing on three important issues, which have been chosen through feedback from local residents and analysis of crime figures throughout the Havant Borough:
1. Anti-social behaviour, including vulnerable victims of anti-social behaviour
In recent surveys local residents have said that anti-social behaviour, including litter, vandalism and flytipping could be a nuisance in their local area. The Safer Havant Partnership has listened to the views of local residents and will be taking action against anti-social behaviour in the year ahead.
Inspector Rob Mitchell of Havant Police commented: ‘We recognise that anti-social behaviour can play a major part in affecting the quality of life of our residents. Within Havant we work with our partners all year round to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour and know our priority areas through listening to community feedback.’
- More information on anti-social behaviour >>
2. Violence, particularly domestic abuse and assault
Whether it occurs in public or in private, violence is unacceptable and we are determined to do all we can to prevent it. Although there has been a reduction in assaults in the Havant Borough over the last year, the Safer Havant Partnership recognises that any form of violence has a significant impact on victims, families and communities as a whole.
- More information on violence and domestic abuse >>
3. Improving public confidence
The partnership endeavours to lower fear of crime in the Havant Borough and publicise the work that partner agencies are doing to tackle their priority issues.