The term 'community safety' can be applied to a broad range of issues and is open to a wider interpretation than just crime prevention. Community safety has both social and situational aspects, it is being concerned with people, communities and organisations, victims of crime and at risk group, as well as attempting to reduce particular types of crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime. Community safety is now the concern of many different agencies, organisations and groups. This is either because they are required by law to carry out their duties or because they may be well placed to address certain issues and feel a responsibility to do so.
Whilst it must be recognised that Holmes Chapel does not have the same type or range of crimes as many urban areas there is still room for improvement and the Holmes Chapel Community Safety Action Group recognise that crime reduction needs to be tackled through a joint approach working closely with our partners and the local community.
"Our aim is to identify and resolve areas of particular concern leading to the creation of a safer environment in which to live and work.
We will achieve this by working with the community and all service providers including education and public transport groups."
The over riding purpose of the Holmes Chapel Community Safety Action Group is to support existing service delivery arrangements and by working together further improve community safety through the provision of an ADDED DIMENSION that would not otherwise have been undertaken.