Community Safety

Rochford & Castle Point Community Safety Partnership ( CSP)

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 placed a joint responsibility upon specific agencies to work together, and with other agencies within the community, to develop and implement strategies to protect their communities from crime and help people feel safe.

As a leading member of the CSP, Rochford District Council is firmly committed to tackling crime and disorder and reducing the fear of crime in the Borough.
Other statutory members are from the following key agencies:

  • Essex Police
  • Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Essex County Council
  • Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
  • Castle Point District Council

Each year the CSP must produce a Strategic Assessment, an analysis of community safety information and data across Rochford District and Castle Point. A copy of this assessment can be found in the Related Content section.

This process identifies the main local priorities which the CSP will focus on over the next 12 months. For April 2018- March 2019 these priorities are:

  • Dwelling Burglary

  • Protecting Vulnerable People

  • Anti-social behaviour

  • Violence against the Person

An annual Action Plan for 2018/19  has been developed with partners to tackle these priorities and can be found in the Related Content section.

Last year's 2017-18 CSP action plan outcomes can also be found in the Related Content section.

Roger Hirst,  Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex recently presented to local Councillors to update on the County and local policing and fire service. A copy of this presentation can be found in the Rlated Content section.