Community safety is not just an issue for police and fire and rescue authorities. We contribute in various ways. For example, we work with partners in providing CCTV to reassure our communities. We also contribute through work carried out through Safer Somerset Partnership.
We also contribute in a wider community safety sense through:
civil contingencies – making sure plans are in place to deal with emergencies such as flooding, heavy snow and ice, civil unrest or terrorist incidents
regulation, such as environmental health and licensing – alcohol and entertainment licenses to help maintain public order, food hygiene certification for businesses to promote public health
working to combat anti-social behaviour through a range of our services including lighting, street cleaning, planning and leisure