Cambridge Community Safety Partnership

The Cambridge Community Safety Partnership brings together a number of agencies concerned with tackling and reducing crime and antisocial behaviour in Cambridge.

The partnership's key role is to:

  1. understand the kind of community safety issues Cambridge is experiencing
  2. decide which of these are the most important to deal with
  3. decide what actions can be taken collectively, adding value to the day-to-day work undertaken by the individual agencies.

These actions are detailed in a document called the Community safety plan. The new plan came into force on 1 April 2017.

In a quickly changing environment, however, this plan is checked on an annual basis to make sure it is on track and that the priorities originally set are still relevant for the different communities within Cambridge. This is done using a document called the Strategic assessment.

This assessment looks at, and seeks to understand, the range of detailed information that exists about crime, disorder, substance abuse and other community safety matters affecting Cambridge. In the light of this information, the assessment makes recommendations about how best to keep the community safety plan on track.

Community safety plan

The Community safety plan 2017–18 was produced following consideration of the Strategic assessments. Previous plans are available upon request.

For each of the priorities in the plan, a lead officer has been appointed and they have identified aims and targets for each priority. These are detailed in the plan.

Strategic assessments

Strategic assessments provide an accurate overview of the current issues facing Cambridge in respect of crime, disorder, antisocial behaviour, substance misuse and behaviour adversely effecting the environment.

Assessments are based on research and analysis of a wide range of information sources. Information has not been restricted to any one agency with material from a range of sources being incorporated into the overviews.

The purpose of assessments are to help drive the business of the partnership and make recommendations for the prioritisation of problems identified within them. The approach is to scan topics and provide an overview of those areas of particular concern, rather than cover every crime type and topic in considerable detail.

Recommendations are also made as to further information requirements. Assessments enable the partnership to discuss and agree new priorities in light of research analysis.


The majority of meetings of the partnership are open to the general public.

A draft agenda, complete with details on how to submit or ask questions of the partnership, will be published on this page around two weeks before each meeting, with the full agenda and associated papers posted in the week before the meeting.

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on 17 October, from 11.15am at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6EA.

Previous meetings

You can read the agendas, related documents and minutes from recent meetings below. Minutes from earlier meetings are available on request.


Annual review

The annual review for 2018 gives an overview of what the partnership did the previous year and what it will be doing in the year ahead to address crime and disorder in Cambridge.


The partnership is made up of a range of different agencies. There are statutory "responsible authorities" and a number of equally important, non-statutory members. They are:

  • Cambridge City Council
  • Bedfordshire Northamptonshire Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Community Rehabilitation Company (BeNCH CRC)
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • British Transport Police
  • Cambridge Business Against Crime
  • Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University of Cambridge

The agencies that make up the partnership meet at a strategic level to agree issues such as funding plans, priorities and performance.

A representative of the Office of the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner also attends the partnership meetings.

Contact us for more information about the partnership:

Cambridge Community Safety Partnership
c/o Safer Communities
Cambridge City Council
PO Box 700
Cambridge CB1 0JH

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