The Safer Bucks Plan is Buckinghamshire’s response to the statutory duty in multi-tier areas to produce a countywide Community Safety Agreement. This should identify what our priorities are and how we will work (with our partners) to address them. In Bucks, we also include reference to local, district priorities as many will complement each other.
This document must be evidence based. We look at a minimum of one year of crime and disorder data and information and look at trends, emerging areas, changing nature of crime etc. This evidence base is called the Partnership Strategic Assessment and is carefully written over approx. 3 months, culminating in a detailed analysis document looking at victims, offenders and locations of crime.
From this work, the county Safer Communities team has identified four priority areas for 2016/17.
The priorities to be included in the Safer Bucks Plan should:
- be based on evidence
- recognise the current and emerging countywide needs and issues
- take into consideration equality and ethics
- be within the scope and capabilities of the Community Safety team, alongside its crime & disorder partners
We are now starting to consult with key stakeholders about these proposed priorities. This includes discussions with those who live and work in Buckinghamshire.
Obtaining views and feedback from our parishes is crucial to this process and, to that end, please use this link below to answer a very short online survey about the proposed crime & disorder priorities for next year. The survey is open for one month and will close on 17th January. Information received from the survey will be analysed and summarised before finalising the priorities and developing next year’s Plan.
The survey can be found here: https://www.research.net/r/saferbucksplan1617