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Neighbourhood security Function

Alarm notification area (1600) Service

The council can declare any part of their area as an alarm notification area. Anyone who has an intruder alarm fitted to their property (business or residential) is required by law to nominate a key holder and notify the council of their details.

Alley gating (657) Service

This service provides installation of security gates across footpaths and alleyways in residential areas and housing estates in order to combat crime.

Channel early intervention scheme (1783) Service

Channel is an early intervention scheme, which provides support to anyone identified as being at risk of radicalisation and vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism and. It provides tailored individual support. to vulnerable children and adults of any faith, ethnicity or background before they become involved in criminal terrorist related activity. As part of the channel strategy each responsible local authority is required to set up an assessment and support panel for it's area.

Civil injunction (1750) Service

A Civil Injunction is designed to stop or prevent individuals engaging in anti-social behaviour quickly before the behaviour beings to escalate. It can offer fast and effective protection for victims and communities and set a clear standard of behaviour for perpetrators. A wide range of agencies can make use of the Civil Injunction including local councils, the Police and residential social landlords.

Community safety (870) Service

Crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour is an important consideration for local communities. Various agencies, including the local council and police, work with the community to reduce crime and risks to safety and to maintain quality of life for people who live, work and visit the area.

Community wardens (1044) Service

Wardens deal with a range of quality of life issues, such as keeping neighbourhoods clean, removing graffiti and reporting any issues to the relevant organisations and authorities. The Wardens work with the Police and other agencies to help reduce crime, the fear of crime and all types of antisocial behaviour.

Counter terrorism (Prevent) (1782) Service

The Prevent duty for local authorities is concerned with working with partners to reduce support for terrorism of all kinds, challenge extremists whose views are shared by terrorist organisations and challenging and isolating extremists operating on the internet.

Hate crime (1133) Service

Local authorities are required to log and monitor instances of serious crime directed at a victim for religious or racial reasons. At present in the UK legislation currently applies to England and Wales only.

Home safety advice (423) Service

Advice and information about safety in the home including accident prevention, what to do in the event of an accident, risks in the home etc. Some authorities may run safety awareness training sessions for the local community.

Neighbourhood policing (1156) Service

Neighbourhood Policing teams work within their communities to understand local priorities - whether that's tackling anti-social behaviour, dealing with problems caused by drug use, or stopping alcohol-related crime. Every community throughout England and Wales now has a dedicated Neighbourhood Policing team in place to solve local problems. The teams provide a visible and contactable presence in the community and work hard to keep neighbourhoods safe.

Protection from harassment (164) Service

Advice and support to those who feel that they are being harassed at home, in the workplace, in public, at school. Depending on the nature of the harassment and the age of the victim this may involve other authorities such as the police, legal services, education services, child protection agencies etc.

Release of CCTV evidence (368) Service

Publication of the procedure and conditions under which CCTV evidence may be released to third party organisations (police, statutory authorities etc.) or to members of the public.

Town centre CCTV (498) Service

Closed circuit television (CCTV) is designed to take measures to prevent and detect street crime such as assault, vehicle theft, drugs offences etc. The council are responsible (often in consultation with local police) for the siting and monitoring of town centre CCTV cameras.

Town centre crime prevention (497) Service

The council should have a strategic approach to town planning and use which aims to reduce the incidence of crime. This may include the use of CCTV, good lighting, landscaping, supervised car parks etc.

Vandalism prevention (586) Service

The local authority implement measures aimed at preventing vandalism within the area (CCTV, wardens, improved street lighting etc.) and provide advice and information on measures which can be taken by individuals to deter vandals and how to notify the council about incidents of vandalism. Where the vandalism has taken place on public property the council will carry out repairs.