Community Safety

The community safety team is a multi-disciplinary team based within Stratford upon Avon District Council which includes:

  • Anti-Social behaviour Officers
  • CCTV team
  • Community Safety Project Officer
  • Rural Crime Officers

The Council's Duty

Under the Crime & Disorder Act 1998, the council has a duty to:

  • Work in partnership with the responsible authorities and to form a Community Safety Partnership to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder and the misuse of drugs in the district; and
  • Ensure the District Council does not contribute to increased crime and anti-social behaviour through the delivery of its services.

The District Council's Community Safety Team helps to co-ordinate this work to tackle crime and disorder in the district by:

  • Using the powers available to the council to make communities feel safer
  • Co-ordinating actions to address the concerns of local people
  • Ensuring that the concerns of community forums inform the picture of crime and disorder in the district and the priorities for South Warwickshire and Warwickshire
  • Supporting Warwickshire Police's lead on tackling violent crime
  • Working with Warwick District Council to jointly lead on tackling anti-social behaviour
  • Supporting probation services' lead on tackling reoffending
  • Supporting Warwickshire County Council to lead on substance misuse and domestic violence
  • Working together with Warwick District Council to administer the Community Safety Partnership, ‘Safer South Warwickshire'
  • Challenging the responsible authorities and co-operative bodies to do all they can to reduce crime and disorder and the fear of crime

Priorities and Strategy

Each year the CSP agrees the priorities for partners to focus on and sets out a strategy for action, known as the Partnership Plan, please follow link for current plan.

Community Safety Partnership

The Safer South Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) consists of the responsible authorities in Stratford-on-Avon District and in Warwick District.

Responsible Authorities:

Further Advice and Information

Contact: The Community Safety team

Last updated on 19/01/2024