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Work of the Partnership and projects
As well as the agencies and authorities working with each other to solve problems the Partnership also undertakes specific projects that aim to tackle the local priorities. These projects are funded using a combination of Home Office, local council and police funding.
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January 2010 Newsletter
January 2010 newsletter
Key projects for 2011 - 2012
Acceptable Behaviour Contracts Co-ordinators
The Partnership and New Forest District Council support two posts to undertake intervention work with people committing anti-social behaviour or those that are at risk of becoming seriously involved in crime. The success rate of this type of work is very high and is reflected in the greatly reduced numbers of young people who entered the criminal justice system last year. The two posts work very closely with other agencies and authorities, particularly the police, the Youth Offending Team and schools, and they work with parents.
The analyst interprets the data and provides analysis of crime and anti-social behaviour to the Partnership. This enables them to identify local priorities and emerging issues and take appropriate action in a timely manner.
Tackling Domestic Violence
The Partnership is undertaking a considerable amount of work to both increase the reporting of domestic violence and to decrease the repeat incidences of domestic violence against survivors. A number of support programmes and provision are funded. Importantly the Partnership aims to provide the specific needs of individual survivors in order to reduce the risk of them suffering repeat victimisation. The Partnership provides posters and stands giving contact numbers for help and support and these are distributed as required throughout the area.
Partnership Engagement Vehicle
The Partnership has provided considerable resources for the design and building of a specialist vehicle that can act as a mobile community reassurance facility and police 'station'. This vehicle is used by many partners particularly in rural areas and has a private office as well as being able to be set up as a welcoming engagement venue.
A media officer is contracted for 1 day to write editorial, develop and deliver community information and liaise with newspapers etc. A focus of the work is to inform people that the New Forest is a very safe place and to let the community know what the Partnership and it's partners are doing.
Core funding is provided to assist Victim Support to cover extended opening hours in the evening and training on domestic violence.
Single Point of Contact for anti-social behaviour victims - Victim Support
Starting on the 1 September, 2011 Victim Support will be providing support for victims of anti-social behaviour. This is seen by the Partnership as one of the most important services for local people. Victim Support will liaise with the partners including the police to provide appropriate information and support, and assist people to access other services that can help them.
Bin lorry banners
Very large banners encouraging people to be aware of how alcohol contributes to crime and anti-social behaviour are to be displayed on the bin lorries. A small number of bin lorries have recently been fitted with banners that aim to raise awareness of what domestic violence is.
Shed Alarms (and Beach Hut alarms)
The partnership is concerned about the number of shed breaks and is providing shed alarms to victims of shed breaks and to those that are identified as living in high risk areas. These alarms can also be used in beach huts and 10 are being provided to identified vulnerable beach huts in the New Forest area. The alarms are being offered at £9 each to all beach hut owners.
1500 purse lanyards were distributed to the communities across the New Forest within one month. The theft of purses from shopping bags particularly of older ladies is a problem; the high risk locations are street markets and charity shops. Another 1500 lanyards have now been purchased and are being distributed and fitted to shopping bags and purses. A lanyard can be obtained by calling 02380 285588
No Valuables in my Car notices
These notices have been provided and distributed for many years with great success. The partnership is asking people to always remove valuables from cars when they are left unattended and to display the yellow and black notice telling would be thieves that there is nothing to steal. The notices can be picked up at any info office or by calling 02380 285588
No Cold Caller Window Stickers
These can be picked up at any NFDC info office or by calling 02380 285588