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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership

What is the Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership?

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The Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership is a statutory requirement of all local authorities. The law requires that all local councils bring together agencies to tackle the issues of reducing crime, anti social behaviour, and substance misuse.

The Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership is made up of the following agencies:

Who are we?

Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership is a collection of agencies who work together to combat lives ie make people's lives safer. Please click on an agency to link to their website.

The Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership Steering Group

Ribble Valley Borough Council
Police and Crime Commissioner
Lancashire County Council
Young Peoples Service
Fire and Rescue
Lancashire Drug and Alcohol Action Team
Victim Support
Government Office North West

What do we do?

As a partnership, we work jointly on projects and initiatives with the sole aim of reducing crime, providing diversionary tactics for young people and giving reassurance to the public.

1. Parents in Partnership

A multi agency support mechanism for parents who have problems with children. Its three aims are:

  • preventing harm caused to young people;
  • supporting communities to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour;
  • empowering parents to support young people.

2. Ribble Valley Sports Club

Provides targeted sporting activities for 'at risk' young people on Friday nights through the medium of sport. One week in Clitheroe, one week in Longridge.

3. Mentoring

One-to-one support for school pupils who are recognised as challenging. We employ one male and one female mentor who work for a school term with pupils. A number of young lives have been turned around as a result of this project which benefits the school, the community and the young person.

These are only a small sample of Community Safety Partnership initiatives. There are may other events and projects which are organised.

Volume crimes are:

  • criminal damage to vehicles;
  • domestic burglary;
  • assault with less serious injury;
  • theft from a vehicle;
  • other damage.

In comparison to our Lancashire neighbours however, our crime numbers are very low. Indeed not only are we the safest place in Lancashire, we are currently the fifth safest place in England.

We do take all crime seriously; we will continue to work together as a Partnership, to combat crime in our community. With the public's help in early reporting we can achieve better results.

Crime is everyone's business. We are here to help.

For more information on the work of Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership contact:

Bill Alker on 01200 414412 or

Sergeant John Lindsey on 01200 458752


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