The Chief Executive and the Community Partnerships
& Resilience Manager introduced the 2013 -18 Community Safety
Partnership Plan Refresh report. It was outlined to Members that
the priorities contained in the plan align with the Police Control
Strategy and the Police & Crime Commissioners Strategic
In response to Members questions, it was noted
The action plan in relation to domestic abuse and
other violent crime was due for redrafting, and that at this time
consideration could be given to action to address violent crime in
wards other than the High Street.
There was still lack of clarity around how the
police would provide a place a safety when they use their powers
under section 136 of the Mental Health Act to detain from
1st April 2017.
There had been a change of practice in the Community
Safety Unit weekly meetings to bring different agencies together so
that it was easier to identify if there was a mental health
component to the case. Further integration was being worked towards
over the next 12 months.
There has been a significant reduction in the number
of road casualties and responsibility by the relevant agencies such
as KCC in relation to road safety information was unchanged and
that the activities of the relevant agencies were well established
Although a glossary had been included it was felt
that the document could benefit from
further re-wording for clarity.
1. The 2013-18
Community Safety Partnership’s Plan refresh is recommended to
Council for adoption and implementation by the Safer Maidstone
partnership and its priority subgroups, subject to redrafting to
improve the clarity of the document.