Inverness Community Safety Partnership
The Inverness Community Safety Partnership (ICSP) includes members from both the public and private sector and voluntary groups and aims to provide a co-ordinated response to community concerns with the view to making Invenress a safer place to live, work and visit.
The group first formed at the start of 2011 and work has already been completed such as establishing a set protocol between the partners to formalise and improve information sharing.
Mike Smith, BID Manager said "All business will welcome the Inverness Community Safety Partnership". Its formation is an integral part ensuring the wellbeing of the community, it will enable business and public community safety concerns in the city to be focussed and addressed ensuring that our city remains and safe and welcoming environment".
Those involved in the Inverness Community Safety Partnership are as follows: The Highland Council, Northern Constabulary, Inverness BID, Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, Inverness Drug & Alcohol Forum, Highland Crimestoppers, Inverness Crime Prevention Panel, South East Highland Community Health Partnership, Scottish Business Crime Centre, Street Pastors.
Work has already begun on current issues, one example being the concerns surrounding city centre HMO's. The group are working to improve the service that is provided to those within these residences, improve communication with management and residents within them and influence policy in respect of licensing and planning.