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The Winchester Community Safety Partnership (WCSP) aims to update all partners on a bi monthly basis about information that is available to view on the Partnership website. The website can be accessed using the following link: www.wdsp.co.uk/communitysafety

Since the last update in July 2011 the following information has now become available.

Overall Crime & Disorder in Winchester has fallen


Police recorded Crime and Disorder in Winchester reduced by 3.9% to 6198 which means there were 252 fewer victims in 2010/11, according to a recent Strategic Assessment undertaken by Winchester Community Safety Partnership (WCSP). To view the full article see the news section

Tackling Crime & Disorder is still a priority for WCSP so when the partnership reviewed the results of the survey at their last strategic group meeting in September they agreed the 3 partnership priorities for 2011/12. For more details on the Partnership’s priorities for 2011/12 see the Strategic Assessment section


Results of the Active Communities Change Plan Survey

In June 2011 the Winchester Community Safety Team carried out consultation on behalf of Active Communities Change Plan to seek the views of local people, to find out more about their opinions and experiences. The topics covered were:

  • Crime and Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) 
  • Health and Well Being
  • Winchester Celebrations for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games

The results of the survey have now been published and are available as a downloadable document from the Consultation section.


The launch of the Partnership Halloween and Fire Work Campaign

Throughout October members of WCSP will be working together to promote safe ways to trick or treat and to use fireworks.

A variety of tools and engagement opportunities will be used by the Partnership to try and reduce the negative impact that Halloween and the incorrect use of fireworks can have on the wider community.

For more details please see the campaigns section


CrimeReports is launched in Hampshire

CrimeReports is a web based crime-mapping service that has recently been launched in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The new service has been developed in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Probation Service and all District and Unitary Councils across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

It is the first time that this service has been used in the UK, using information collated from partner organisations. The website features regular, up-to-date and detailed data about incidents of crime and disorder, including anti-social behaviour to the public. In addition it provides residents with details of how incidents are being tackled at a local level.

More details are available from the news section



Welcome to the Neighbourhood - tackling student related issues

The City Council Neighbourhood Wardens in their usual proactive way have been very busy welcoming new students to the area this month.

In addition to providing information and advice at the student union Fresher’s Fayre, the wardens have visited over 300 student properties in the Stanmore area to welcome them to the area and offer advice on refuse collections, parking restrictions, noise nuisance, garden maintenance and ways to contact the council.

For more details please see the news section


Hampshire Constabulary’s Country Watch team continues to go from strength to strength

Hampshire Constabulary’s Country Watch team continues to go from strength to strength. The team tackle a range of rural issues including:

  • Theft, particularly from farm buildings, of agricultural machinery and fuel, (metal and cable theft have been identified as a problem in rural locations) 
  • Poaching and associated damage to fields, gates and fences.
  • Fly-tipping.
  • General anti social behaviour on land, such as the illegal use of motorbikes and 4x4’s, illegal gatherings and raves and illegal metal detecting.

To find out more about the work of this team visit the news section.


New waste collection contract for Winchester and East Hants residents

From the 1 October a new operator, Biffa Waste Services, took over the refuse and recycling collections for Winchester and East Hants residents. As a result many residents across East Hampshire and Winchester will have a new bin collection day.

Whilst the new contract settles in, the CSP has asked that Parish Council’s emphasise to their residents the importance of reporting fly-tip so that it can be cleared by the appropriate authority.

For more details please see the news section.


Regular Items

  • National Indicator & Performance updates– WCSP produces reports on its performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Agendas and Minutes of the Winchester Community Safety Partnership Strategic Group meetings
  • Updates from Community Tasking and Co-ordinating Group monthly meetings
  • Details of forthcoming eventsacross the District, links to our partners and latest news


Coming up over the next few months

  • Feedback on the success of the Partnership Summer Campaign.
  • The results of the County Strategic Community Safety Reviews.
  • Feedback on the Partnership’s half yearly performance statement.
  • Changes emerging from Central Government – Police and Crime Commissioners.
  • Details of events and activities taking place during Alcohol Awareness Week – 14th to 20th November 2011.
  • The launch of the Partnership Christmas Campaign 2011


And finally...

We would like to remind you that the Partnership aims to continually develop the web site and in order to do this we need YOUR assistance. In the last bulletin we offered partners the opportunity to provide us with a summary and a link to their web sites. Thank you to all those organisations who have already provided their details, however we need more of you to submit your details to us in order to make the information provided as broad as possible.  Please contact Sarah Drinkwater at sdrinkwater@winchester.gov.ukwith a short summary of the service you provide and the link to your web site if you wish to take up this offer.

Additionally if you would like to add a direct link to the Winchester Community Safety Partnership website from your own organisation’s website please use the link provided below:



If you require further information about any of the topics highlighted please contact the Community Safety Team at communitysafety@winchester.gov.ukor telephone 01962 848 423.

October 2011

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Winchester Community Safety Team, Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LJ
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