Message from Vice Chair Walsall Borough Commander Andy Parsons
This is Our Plan - No single agency can deliver on the complexities of keeping communities safe and the involvement and support of the people within those communities is vital to its overall success.
Safer Walsall Partnership brings agencies together to facilitate a joined-up approach, creating capacity by working across organisational boundaries to deliver the best possible service to the people who live and work here.
Listening to our communities, we aim to understand what it is that causes people concern, giving them the confidence, ability and resilience to tackle these issues, enabling agencies to focus resources on matters which require their intervention and that we do this in a manner that is evidence based and outcome driven.
Safer Walsall Partnership has faced some significant new challenges in recent years; most significantly, there has been a change in the issues presented to partners to address, compounded by substantial resource pressures. This plan reflects those changes.
That being said, this is a very safe borough in which to live and work and we are confident that this Plan will enable Walsall to continue to thrive. The plan is a living, working document. It underpins and drives the work we do to keep people safe in Walsall - our families, our friends, our colleagues. The priorities represent a realistic challenge for the lead partners and other groups and organisations participating alongside them.
The priorities and objectives set out in this plan are based upon an assessment of crime and disorder issues across the borough and reflect the views of the community on matters that need to be prioritised.
Walsall Borough Commander