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Forest of Dean District Council working with partners to keep streets safe

Forest of Dean District Council has reinforced its commitment in working with partner agencies such as Gloucestershire Police and Fire, as well as members of the local community to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime within the Forest of Dean.

Deputy Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, Cabinet Member for Communities and Chair of the Community Safety Partnership, Cllr Paul Hiett said: 

“It’s extremely important to all of us here at the Council that residents feel safe within their communities. We want to continue our work with partner organisations and members of the local community to help ensure the Forest of Dean is a welcoming place for all.

“The Community Safety Partnership annually reviews local priorities and will continue to work with residents from across the Forest of Dean to help reduce crime in the district.

“This scheme could not work without the commitment of its partners and I would like to thank everyone involved in this partnership and look forward to working with residents across the Forest to help make our District the best it can be.”

As one of the statutory members of the Community Safety Partnership membership, Forest of Dean District Council work to understand and coordinate a local response to the needs and priorities of local communities, working with others to help reduce crime in the area by producing an action plan that help tackle issues such as criminal damage, hate crime, anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse and sexual violence. 

Community Safety Lead at Forest of Dean District Council, Damion Collins said:

“The Community Safety Partnership helps people across the district to feel safe and welcome in their community. We work with residents and partners to discuss issues with residents and to ensure that those problems are dealt with.

“I would encourage any residents who are experiencing problems in their area to follow the advice provided by the Community Safety Partnership to help us eradicate those issues.”

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