Community Safety Partnership

Ribble valley community safety partnership

Strategy and Action Plan 2022-2025


The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 places a duty on the police, local authorities, key partners and organisations to work together to develop and implement local crime reduction plans. Before developing such plans, they must identify key local crime and disorder priorities through consultation, and by analysing crime and disorder levels and patterns in the area. Together with Lancashire Police, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Lancashire County Council, offender management services, Lancashire Fire and Rescue service, health, voluntary and community sector organisations the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is the representative body through which each agency discharges its Crime and Disorder duties. The result is this three-year Strategy, with yearly action plans based upon an assessment of partner and other, qualitative and quantitative, data including community concerns to provide an accurate picture of local community safety priorities. We are guided by the police and crime plan for Lancashire produced by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner:

OPCC priority areas:

  • Getting Tough on Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Disrupting and Dismantling Organised Crime
  • Tackling Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
  • Cracking Down on Burglary and Robbery
  • Targeting Dangerous Drivers


The CSP works co-productively with all partners and the wider community to identify concerns. Concerns are raised, shared and assessed within the quarterly meetings to enable the partners to identify appropriate working groups to develop solutions. The partnership is responsible for ensuring that all information is up to date and regularly reviewed, information sharing protocol is robust and reasonable measures are taken to deal with presenting concerns.

Partners include:

  • Ribble Valley Borough Council- CSP, housing, environmental health, licensing and benefits
  • Lancashire Police- RIbble Valley neighbourhood and rural teams
  • Office for Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Lancashire County Council- Social Care, partnership officers, schools, Children and Families Wellbeing Services, Targeted Youth Services
  • NHS Health services- Ribblesdale Community Services, GP surgeries and safeguarding colleagues
  • Community and Voluntary Services
  • HM Prison and Probation Service and Child and Youth Justice Services
  • Department for Work and Pensions

Current priorities

Our priorities are identified using the police and crime statistics, fire statistics, local knowledge and lived experience reported via partners. We also consider the priorities reported via the Lancashire Police In the Know survey. These include road safety, domestic abuse, anti-social behaviour and protecting vulnerable people. Please select the link 'Community Safety Partnership 2022-25' to gain an overview of our work. The strategy includes the Serious Violence Duty and Prevent actions.