Community Safety Partnership

We deliver actions on a range of local issues. We also work with the Pennine Lancashire Community Safety Steering Group, which looks at ways to reduce crime across East Lancashire.

Our partners are:

  • Pendle Borough Council
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner
  • National Probation Service
  • East Lancs Clinical Commissioning Group

Membership of the Partnership also includes these other organisations:

  • Housing Pendle
  • Inspire
  • Lancashire Young People’s Service
  • Addaction

We work together to manage, prevent and reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in Pendle.  Our aim is to make Pendle a safer place to live and work. We do this by building community safety into the daily activities and policies of our partners.  We receive funding of £10,000 a year from the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner to support specific crime reduction measures.

We meet four times a year, to monitor the targets and specific actions in the Community Safety Strategy yearly action plans, and responde to emerging problems and crimes.  

  • Download minutes from our Community Safety Partnership meetings

If you have any concerns regarding local crime issues, you can report these through your local police teams or your Area Committee, where community safety is always an item on the agenda.

Colne has a separate Community Safety Area Working Group which meets before every Colne and District Area Committee meeting.

New members wanted

We want to improve representation from the community sector. We need people who are interested and informed either about their area or about a particular issue or group, and who are prepared to make a contribution to community safety.

We are looking for committed and motivated individuals to help us deliver our priorities. You should be able to understand and deal confidentially with sometimes sensitive issues, and be able to:

  • attend four meetings a year - held at 4pm in Nelson Town Hall
  • attend associated events
  • provide information and feedback to the communities they represent
  • get involved in any projects relevant to their skills
  • become a 'champion' to promote the aims and objectives of the Partnership

The roles are unpaid, voluntary positions.

How do I apply?

Send a brief outline of why you are interested in becoming a community member, with a summary of your skills and relevant experience to geoff.whitehead@pendle.gov.uk by 12 noon on Monday 21 August. 

Applications will be shortlisted by the Chair, and you'll receive a response in writing.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend the next meeting of the Partnership, on Monday 11 September at 4pm.

Our Community Safety Partnership looks at what needs to be done to keep people safe in Pendle.

Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2016-19

The Pendle Community Safety Partnership has a duty to develop a three year strategy with yearly action plans. This is based on assessments of data, including concerns from the community, to provide an accurate picture of local community safety priorities.

The plans within our strategy and the strategic assessment are reviewed annually, to take account of any changes in patterns of crime, antisocial behaviour, community concerns and national priorities.

For enquiries or concerns, contact the Community Protection and Localities Manager on 01282 661660.