Community Safety Partnership

A wide variety of organizations, which had inherited a responsibility for community safety as part of their own work, were operating in isolation and there was a need for co-ordination. Derry City Council CSP held its inaugural meeting in June 2003. This meeting was in recognition of the fact that to reduce crime, the fear of crime and tackle anti- social behaviour, the active participation and representation of all major stakeholders within the local areas was required. The partnership has already been successful in receiving funding from the Northern Ireland Office Community Safety Unit for a number of local projects. They include the City Centre Rangers project, the Night Rider Bus Project, A Community Safety Warden for the outer North Community Safety Taskforce, Ten Stories High, an inter-generational digital story-telling project and a good Neighbour project.