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Community Safety Partnership overview

The South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is made up of a mixture of organisations and voluntary groups who work together to reduce crime and provide reassurance to our communities through partnership working between public, private and voluntary sectors.


By working in partnership, South Lakeland and Barrow communities will remain safe and reassured, without fear or threat of crime


The purpose of the CSP is to:

  • reduce crime and provide reassurance to our communities through partnership working between public, private and voluntary sectors
  • reduce substance misuse, anti-social behaviour and re-offending
  • encourage partners to make community safety a priority
  • enable a streamlined and transparent decision making process
  • establish community priorities through effective consultation with communities and residents
  • provide a means to improve the quality of life for the residents of the South Cumbria

Roles and responsibilities

The CSP aims to:

  • identify the priorities and targets for inclusion in a Partnership Plan
  • ensure task group action plans deliver against agreed outcomes
  • review and Publish the Partnership Plan
  • ensure local priorities are escalated to the Safer Cumbria Board and PCC for Cumbria

Community Safety Patnership membership

Statutory partners in bold text.

Agency Representatives
South Lakeland District Council 2
Barrow Borough Council 2
Cumbria County Council 2
South Cumbria Police 1
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner 1
Clinical Commissioning Group 2
Cumbria Fire and Rescue 1
Cumbria Probation Trust 1
Community Rehabilitation Company 1
Youth Offending Service 1
Cumbria Association of local Councils 2
Business representatives (including Cumbria Chamber of Commerce) 2
Voluntary sector representative 1
South Cumbria Magistrates 1

Next meeting and minutes

We will display the latest meeting information and minutes here once available.

The Strategic Assessment

CSPs in England and Wales have to prepare an annual assessment of crime in their area. In Cumbria, this is called the Community Safety Strategic Assessment.

There are summaries for each district council area and the crime statistics show South Lakeland is a very safe place to live, work and explore, with some of the lowest levels of crime in Cumbria.

Statistics, crime data, analysis and information for South Cumbria can be found on The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.


If you are concerned about a community safety issue these are some useful contacts:

If a crime is being committed always call 999.