On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
Community safety is a priority for both councils and to keep West Suffolk safe we work with many other organisations such as:
We work together through the Western Suffolk Community Safety Partnership (WSCSP). You can find out more about our objectives in our Partnership plan 2016-19
The Partnership works on two levels. On a strategic level this is about understanding and tackling areas such as domestic abuse and sexual exploitation. We also work directly with local communities who want to be a part of making their local area safer by identifying and addressing issues such as antisocial behaviour.
The Police and Crime Commissioner has set aside a community safety fund that enables local communities to work on projects that address concerns that meet the PCC objectives in the police and crime plan. The funding is managed the Suffolk Community Foundation and is available to community groups and voluntary sector organisations.
The Safer Neighbourhood teams led by Suffolk Police also work with communities to tackle policing issues at the heart of your area. For more information about the work the Safer neighbourhood teams do, visit: Suffolk constabulary, safer neighbourhoods
Suffolk Constabulary provide comprehensive crime prevention advice on home security, personal safety, road safety, watch schemes, business safety, boast safety, online safety, counter terrorism, child safety and personal security.
Suffolk Constabulary A to Z of crime prevention - 1st Principle