The Safer Hastings Partnership aims to reduce crime, disorder/anti-social behaviour and associated fear.
The Safer Hastings Partnership (SHP) consists of six statutory partners;
Additionally non-statutory partners in the SHP include:
The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner
Hastings Magistrates Courts representative
Hastings Community Network
Amicus Horizon Housing Association
The SHP has to produce a Community Safety Plan and provide updates of its activities to tackle the priorities is has identified in is annaul plan.
For 2016-17 It will be focusing on-
Alcohol Related Violent Crime and Disorder - Action should be taken to reduce the likelihood of people living, studying or visiting the town becoming the victim of alcohol related violence
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - Victims should be encouraged to report incidents and it should be ensured that effective help and support is available to them
Substance Misuse - To change the behaviour and life chances of substance misusers, many of whom are members of the street community and their behaviour can have a big impact on the wider community
Reducing Re-Offending - Managing prolific offenders is key to reducing crime.
Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime - We must encourage reporting and support high risk and vulnerable victims.
Environmental Crime - Tackling issues like littering, dog fouling and graffiti is important to most people in Hastings.
Road Safety - Crashes involving death and serious injury have increased.
Prevent Strategy - Raise awareness of the need to identify and support those who have been radicalised or who are susceptible to radicalisation