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Community Safety Partnership

CSP logo
CSP logo
Uttlesford District Council is a partner within the Community Safety Partnership (CSP).

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998, as amended by the Police Reform Act 2002, sets out the statutory requirements for responsible authorities to work together with other local agencies, organisations and people, to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder, help create safer communities and tackle misuse of drugs in their area. These statutory partnerships are known as Community Safety Partnerships.

Within Uttlesford the partnership is made up of a number of local organisations including Uttlesford District Council, Essex Police, Essex County Council, NHS West Essex, Essex Probation, Essex Fire and Rescue Service and voluntary organisations including Council For Voluntary Services Uttlesford and Victim Support.

All of these partners are working towards the following key priorities in line with the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex

Uttlesford CSP Priorities 2017-2020

1. To protect vulnerable people

2. To reduce crime, re-offending and the fear of crime

3. To continue effective partnership working, to meet emerging local threats and issues


CSP in partnership

Uttlesford District Council
Essex Police
Essex County Council
NHS West Essex
Essex Probation
Essex Fire and Rescue Service  Council For Voluntary Services Uttlesford
Victim Support

District crime statistics - July 2018

The District Commander for Essex Police provides some statistics for the area and shows how the Police have responded to public concerns.
District crime infographic thumbnail
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Projects and resources

Neighbourhood Watch logo
Neighbourhood Watch logo
Uttlesford Neighbourhood Watch

Uttlesford Neighbourhood Watch (UNW) works to help reduce crime and its effects in the District. We help the many local town and village Neighbourhood Watch groups to share ideas, purchase crime reduction products and leaflets. We also liaise with a wide range of other organisations including the Essex Neighbourhood Watch Association and Essex Police.

UNW website ►


Essex Police Active Citizens logo
Essex Police Active Citizens logo
Active Citizens

Active Citizens are volunteers in the community who help us to lower crime and the fear of crime by interacting with the public. They can get involved in a wide range of work to assist Essex Police by helping us run community days of action; patrolling with local police officers and Police Community Support Officers; providing reassurance and crime prevention advice; assisting with some administration tasks

Active Citizens ►

Keep Safe Logo
Keep Safe Logo
Keep Safe

Organised by the Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership (CSP), the scheme currently operates in Great Dunmow and Saffron Walden, and has the dedicated support of local traders and businesses that act as Keep Safe venues. These create a network of safe places for people to go if they need help while in town.

Keep Safe ►


Restorative Justice and Mediation
Restorative Justice and Mediation
Restorative Justice: Working to find solutions

The Essex Restorative and Mediation Service holds offenders to account and helps them take responsibility for the harm they have caused. Both parties discuss next steps and the perpetrators can then make amends. Victims are given the chance to explain the impact the crime or conflict has had on them, ask questions of the perpetrator and seek an apology.

Restorative Justice ►


Essex Effective Support Portal logo
Essex Effective Support Portal logo
Essex Effective Support Portal

The Effective Support portal provdies information and links to Early Help (Additional and Intensive) and Specialist services in Essex. It explains how services are provided and how support is made available at each level of need for children and young people and their families.

Essex Effective Support Portal ►


Additional information

PFCC Police and Crime Plan

pdf icon Safety Partnership 2016 Strategic Assessment Report [1Mb]

Sources of Crime Prevention Advice on the Internet - Where can I find crime prevention advice myself and how can I ensure that a trader is reliable?


Cllr Vic Ranger

Lead Officer
Angi Greneski
Community Safety Officer
Uttlesford District Council
London Road
Saffron Walden
Essex CB11 4ER
Tel: 01799 510 555