Chelmsford City Council

Safer Chelmsford Partnership

The Safer Chelmsford Partnership includes representatives from:


By law, these agencies have a joint responsibility to work together to make Chelmsford a safe place to live, work and visit.

They look to address:

  • crime and disorder
  • substance misuse
  • the reduction of re-offending 

The One Chelmsford Board is the strategic group for the partnership, and meets quarterly. The group has overall strategic responsibility for delivering against the priorities. 

You can view a summary of the partnership's priorities below, or you can download the full Safer Chelmsford Partnership Strategy 2021/22.

The main focus for this priority is: 

  • gangs, drugs and county lines
  • knife crime
  • domestic abuse
  • night-time economy (NTE) disorder

The Partnership is addressing this priority by:

  • holding multi agency intelligence sharing meetings
  • running awareness projects and events for young people, parents and professionals
  • implementing and maintaining Night-Time Economy initiatives such as purple flag accreditation, SOS bus, taxi marshals, street pastors, drink aware crews, nights of action
  • ensuring delivery of local training programmes, such as J9 domestic abuse awareness training

The main focus for this priority is:

  • youth nuisance
  • improving communication with our residents
  • anti-social behaviour (ASB) associated with rough sleeping

The Partnership is addressing this priority with:

  • multi agency case management meetings
  • monthly intervention hub for rough sleepers
  • days of action to respond to specific issues/trends identified by agencies or the local community, such as youth nuisance, ASB
  • Public Space Protection Orders
  • regular joint patrols in the city centre to monitor and engage with rough sleepers
  • a communication plan to raise awareness, provide reassurance and seek local views

The main focus areas for this priority are:

  • emotional health and wellbeing
  • social isolation
  • suicide prevention
  • proactive approach to those at risk of exploitation
  • hate crime

The Partnership is addressing this priority by:

  • participating in county-wide strategic groups, such as Essex Safeguarding Adults Board, Essex Safeguarding Children Board
  • ensuring continuation of local Hate Crime Incident Reporting Centres and training of local Hate Crime Ambassadors
  • delivering awareness-raising projects and event focusing on exploitation to local businesses
  • implementing initiatives focusing on vulnerable, isolated groups, such as older people

The main focus for this priority is:

  • fly tipping
  • wildlife crime
  • livestock worrying
  • theft of and damage to property in rural areas

The Partnership is addressing this priority with:

  • targeted, multi-agency days of action

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Last updated: 08 November 2021

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