Community safety is a key priority for Wigan Council and its partners. By working together, the agencies that make up the Building Stronger Communities Partnership have substantially reduced crime and disorder over the past decade - creating a safer, cleaner, greener borough.
Building Stronger Communities Partnership
"A strong community that provides positive activities for all with improved community confidence, participation and cohesion in safe and sustainable neighbourhoods."
The Building Stronger Communities Partnership is made up of agencies working together to make our borough a cleaner, greener and safer place to live by tackling crime, laying on positive activities and providing opportunities for neighbourhoods to come together and forge links.
Since the original Community Safety Partnership was created in 1998 with the passing of the Crime and Disorder Act, agencies across Wigan Borough have worked together to help create safe, healthy and thriving communities.
Over the past decade there have been significant reductions in crime and disorder. Since 2001/02, total reported crime across the borough has reduced by 48% from 34,761 reported crimes to 17,976 in 2011/12.
We aim to:
- Protecting vulnerable people
- Reduce incidents of recorded crime
- Improve the cleanliness of the borough and make it greener
- Reduce offending behaviour in children and young people
- Improve the range of things to do and make postive activities more easily accessible for all
- Reduce re-offending
- Reduce drug and alcohol related harm
- Improve community confidence in how the council, police and other partners tackle crime and disorder and reduce the fear of crime