Thanet Community Safety Plan 2012-2013
Introduction by Chief
Frayne (District Commander, Kent Police)
and Mark Richardson (Enforcement
Services Manager, Thanet District Council)
Welcome to Thanet Community Safety
Partnership’s new plan for 2012/13. This plan sets out our
recent achievements and current priorities, outlining how we are
going to deliver them effectively.
Crime this year has reduced by 3.2% with a
reduction of 350 crimes. Two areas which have seen the best results
this year are burglary dwelling, with the largest reduction
(-29.6%), closely followed by theft from motor vehicle
The last 12 months have seen many successful
multi-agency initiatives tackling crime and anti-social behaviour
in the Thanet area. We have seen over 1200 properties visited
during cleansweep operations ensuring that households and premises
are safe, and those residing in them are law abiding and not at
risk to themselves or others. Operation Cleansweep is seen as
a real beacon of partnership work, and is being replicated across
Another of the partnership's successes this
year is the extension to its street scene enforcement team.
This has allowed the partnership to better tackle fly-tipping and
dumped rubbish, which can often result in deliberate fires. The
additional resource in this area has already seen its successes
with over 400 notices served on landlords that are not dealing with
dumped rubbish on their properties.
Domestic abuse is a priority for agencies in
Thanet. The partnership will look to continue to support the
Domestic Abuse Forum and will deliver projects that the forum
consider a priority. Initiatives such as the one stop shop and
domestic abuse directory have proven to help practitioners in
reaching more women that suffer from this prevalent crime.
During next year we will continue to work with
our residents to improve their quality of life. We aim to ensure
that our community feels safe and involved in the work that we
carry out, and that we gain feedback where possible to ensure good
practice is taken forward and lessons are learnt.
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