Having agreed to reduce the money it spends on community safety and crime reduction services by 25%, after its funding from central Government was cut by almost 50%, the Council has announced public consultation on community safety, to get views on how those savings can be made.
The Council says: –
“In order to focus resources on the most vulnerable and at highest risk in the community, our Community Safety Team will have to change the way it provides services. The consultation outlines proposed changes to the service in the context of Camden’s overall financial challenge.
There will also be information in the consultation regarding the areas where the Community Safety Service is proposing to reduce funding with the reasons for doing so. These include the response to antisocial behaviour and some of our patrol services. The housing patrol and CCTV services on our estates will continue.
Given the focus on providing support to those who are most vulnerable and at the highest risk of harm in our communities, we are considering increasing investment in services to tackle domestic violence and abuse and are looking to maintain our investment in addressing rough sleeping.
The Council welcome your comments and looks forward to receiving your feedback. The public consultation will run for eight weeks and the deadline to submit feedback is 5pm Tuesday 12 July. The feedback from the consultation will help influence how the reduced funding is prioritised. Please distribute this information to any other interested Camden partner, group or individual.
You can complete the consultation online at www.camden.gov.uk/communitysafetyreview or complete a paper copy and submit via free post.
If you need further information please contact the Community Safety team on: firstname.lastname@example.org