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2016
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Camden’s Community Safety Review - Have your say

On Tuesday 17 May, Camden Council will launch an eight week crime reduction consultation encouraging residents and other interested parties to have their say on how the Council allocates funding to its community safety services.

The Council has reluctantly agreed to reduce the money it spends on community safety and crime reduction services by 25%, after its funding from central Government was cut by almost 50%.

Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety
“The safety and well-being of our residents and visitors is very important to us. Camden is famed for its welcoming atmosphere and tolerance and we want to ensure this continues. 

“However due to government funding cuts, we need to rethink the way we provide some of our services. We are proposing to use these reduced resources where we can make the greatest difference, by providing support for those who are most vulnerable and at the highest risk of harm in our communities and will continue to work with a range of partners including the police to achieve this.”
Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety

The Council is proposing to invest more money to tackle domestic violence and abuse. One in four women and one in six men in Camden will be subject to domestic violence and abuse in their lifetime. We believe that there is more we can do to ensure victims’ safety.

The Council also proposes to protect the money spent on tackling the inequality of rough sleeping in the borough. Increasing numbers of rough sleepers are based in Camden, by intervening early and offering appropriate services we can prevent long term rough sleeping, help those most in need and build a safe and clean environment for Camden communities.

To achieve the savings the Council is proposing to make changes to our current patrol services and work more effectively with other partner organisations, like the police and community centres.The consultation takes place between Tuesday 17 May and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 12 July.

For more information, or to have your say on the proposals visit camden.gov.uk/communitysafetyreview or contact the Community Safety Service on 020 7974 2915.

Print copies of the consultation will also be available at Camden libraries