In October 2020, Gravesham took the decision to withdraw from a joint Community Safety Partnership (CSP) arrangement with Dartford Council and establish it's own dedicated Partnership for the Borough.
The purpose of this move is to allow us, with the help of our statutory partners, to focus on those crimes and anti-social behaviour issues that are of the greatest importance to local people and that have the biggest impact on our local neighbourhoods.
The Gravesham Community Safety Partnership consists of the following statutory partners:
- Gravesham Borough Council
- Kent Police
- Kent Fire and Rescue Service
- Kent County Council
- Kent Surrey and Sussex Rehabilitation Company
- NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group
- Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner
Significant contributions are also made to Partnership activity by a host of voluntary and private sector groups, charitable organisations and local community groups. As our new Partnership develops, we hope to see our membership grow so that we have a full range of expertise and knowledge to contribute to our work.
Each year, the Partnership carries out an audit of recorded levels of crime and disorder to help identify issues that need to be prioritised. This was followed by a Community Safety Public Consultation in February 2021 so that the views of local people can be taken into account. A new Gravesham Community Safety Strategy 2021-24 has been produced which sets out what the Partnership is going to be concentrating it's efforts upon and this also includes the key findings of the Consultation exercise.