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Community Safety Partnership

The Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership is a multi-agency group aiming to enhance the quality of life by working in partnership with the community to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime within the Forest of Dean.

For information on member organisations, purpose and accountability see: 

The Community Safety Partnership annually reviews local priorities and produces an action plan.

The priorities include the reduction of:

  • Criminal damage
  • Hate crime
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Substance misuse
  • Reoffending
  • Road accidents
  • Domestic abuse and sexual violence

Community Safety Partnership membership

The core members of the Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership are:

  • Forest of Dean District Council (Officers and Portfolio Members)
  • Gloucestershire Police
  • Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service
  • National Probation Service
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Company Limited (BGSW CRC Ltd)
  • Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Two Rivers Housing (also representing other housing associations operating in the Forest)
  • Trading Standards (Gloucestershire County Council)
  • A representative from each of the four Market Town Councils (Cinderford, Coleford, Newent and Lydney) and ad hoc Parish Council Representation (as appropriate)
  • Neighbourhood and Rural Watch
  • Change Grow Live (CGL)
  • Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)
  • Forestry Commission
  • Victim Support

Other partners may be invited to meetings to discuss specific issues, where they arise.

For more information: