Bexley Community Safety Partnership
The Council's Neighbourhood Services is part of the Bexley Community Safety Partnership (BCSP).
The partnership was set up in 1996 prior to the implementation of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
The act placed a duty on all local authorities to work together with the police to produce plans to reduce crime. It recognised that crime reduction and prevention was not just the responsibility of one agency but that, by forging strong partnerships, agencies working closely together could have an impact on rising crime.
The five principal agencies of the partnership are the Council, police, health authority, probation service, and fire service. They are joined by over 50 voluntary and statutory agencies to form a vibrant cohesive partnership.
Over the years, the partnership has had many successes, including:
- The creation of 21 Community Safety Action Zones covering the whole borough
- The opening of a one-stop shop for victims of domestic violence
- The introduction of a third-party reporting form to target homophobic and racial abuse
- The expansion of CCTV in the borough
- A number of disorder and anti-social behaviour projects,including successful applications to the courts for Anti-social Behaviour Orders and Possession Orders
Further information on the issues listed above can be found through links in the right hand menu.