Barrow Community Safety Partnership
Barrow Borough Council has a responsibility to ensure the
Borough of Barrow is a safe place to live. In order to
do this, we work closely with a host of local organisations
including members of community groups, the police, Cumbria
police authority, the local fire and rescue service, the
Neighbourhood Management Team, local health service
representatives, Cumbria Probation Trust and the County
This local group of people comes together regularly to look at
local issues and to plan what we can do to tackle
them. The group is known as Barrow Community Safety
Partnership (previously Barrow Crime and Disorder Reduction
The Partnership has a number of responsibilities, including,
producing an assessment of local crime and
disorder issues; deciding on a list of priorities
for our communities; and producing a plan to outline how
we intend to address our primary concerns.
The current priorities, as of March 2013, are:
- Anti-social behaviour
- Alcohol related harm
- Domestic violence
The Partnership has established a number of ways of
working to tackle these priority issues.
How we choose the priorities for our Partnership
Barrow Community Safety Partnership must carry out a
review (strategic assessment) of crime and disorder across the
Borough of Barrow every year.
This year it has been
done by Cumbria Observatory alongside the Joint Needs Assessment
and the other Strategic Assessments for the other districts in
Cumbria. Lots of the information collated as part of our
assessment is also collected as part of other assessments so it is
logical for all of them to be done by the same team of
The Community Safety Strategic Assessments for all the districts in
Cumbria, including Barrow, can be viewed at: http://www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk/Crime/CSSA.asp
is a summary of all the information
for the Borough of Barrow and a link appears on the Cumbria
contains all the statistics for the county -
these are also broken down to district level and include figures
On the same page that all these links take you to, you will see
Community Safety Atlas
which are maps of Cumbria with
various crime related information on. There are also
instructions which are worth reading before you have a look at the
Setting the priorities
This year we produced a Proposal for
Priorities 2013-14 document which sets out the reasons why we
may, or may not, adopt issues as priorities. The proposed
priorities (list above) were accepted by the Full Partnership
at our meeting on Thursday 28th February 2013.
Our Plan for 2013-14
It is that time of year again when Barrow
Community Safety Partnership produce a Plan of how they intend to
tackle their priorities across the Borough.
This DRAFT Partnership Plan is being shared as
widely as possible to give everyone who lives, works and visits
Barrow an opportunity to comment on the Plan.
We want to hear everyone’s views so we can
take them into account before we finalise the Plan in 6 weeks
The Plan is open to consultation from Monday
22nd April 2013 until Monday 3rd June
The Plan can be viewed in the
At this link: DRAFT
Partnership Plan 2013-14
Via a link on our blog: http://www.barrowcsp.blogspot.com/
I can e-mail you a copy if you get in touch:
I can post you a copy if you give us a ring:
You can pick up a copy if you are passing the
office: Neighbourhood Management, 242-244 Dalton Road,
Barrow (opposite Inspira and next to The Derby Pub).
We look forward to hearing your views and
comments: good and bad.
We are interested to hear what you think
throughout the year, so if you miss the deadline for the
consultation please still let us know what you think as it can
still affect how we deliver projects and it will feed into our
considerations for the future.
The FINAL Plan will be published on here before the end of June
Comments from the Chair:
As of 1st april 2013, Caroline Green from
Cumbria Probation Trust is the Chair of Barrow Community
Safety Partnership. Superintendent Mark Pannone is now the
Vice Chair of the Partnership.
Your Neighbourhood Policing Team
Go to http://www.cumbria.police.uk/
to find out who they are and what the local policing priorities are
for your area.
Why not follow Cumbria Police on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cumbriapolice?
....or Barrow Police @barrowpolice and keep up to date with
what's going on in Barrow/Dalton/Askam/Walney.
Streetsafe is an ongoing community project which aims to tackle
local community problems at a local level. Streetsafe operations
are held all over the South of Cumbria covering Barrow Borough
Council and South Lakeland District Council.
Find out more at: http://streetsafe.wordpress.com/
or follow Streetsafe on twitter at: www.twitter.com/Streetsafe.
Befriend Streetsafe on Facebook.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
Do you have a working smoke alarm? Do you have a plan of
how to get out should the worst happen and your house catch
Log on to: http://www.cumbriafire.gov.uk/services/ to
find out more.
Neighbourhood Management Team
The Neighbourhood Management Team Office can be found towards
the bottom of Dalton Road, Barrow. If you live in the
Hindpool, Barrow Island or Central wards of the town then Steve and
his team welcome you to call in and share your comments and
concerns about your community. You may have seen members of
his Neighbourhood Warden Team around town in their blue and yellow
In the picture opposite from left to right the team are: Paul,
Andy, Steve, Scott and Phil.
Why not call into the office at 242-244 Dalton Road,
Barrow. Alternatively you can ring (01229) 876546 and speak
to one of the team.
You can also follow them on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/CHNMTBarrow
Why not post your comments on their blog at: www.chnmt.blogspot.com.
Or you can see what they are up to on their Facebook page:
Are you part of a neighbourhood watch area? If not, do you
know the benefits of joining one?
Is there one in your area? If not, would you like to be
involved in setting one up? Try the link below to find out
You can also call the Cumbria police non-emergency number and
your local PCSO or a community police officer will call round and
talk you through setting one up or introduce you to one already
running in your area. The new police non-emergency number is:
ten tips on crime prevention and personal safety from
Neighbourhood Watch in Cumbria
There is also a National website for Neighbourhood Watch.
Follow the link below to have a look:
If you select 'northwest' on the map it will tell
you all about Dr John Perkins, Chair of the Cumbria Neighbourhood
If you still have time after all that web surfing why not
try completing the Home Office scorecard on their website to
check how secure your house is. There is also plenty of
information about keeping your home secure. Link to
Home Office scorecard and site.
Business against crime
How secure is your business? Do you want more
The Home Office have produced a booklet with the business
community to reduce crime in small and medium sized
businesses. It provides practical information to help
businesses identify security risks and take measures to reduce
Download Your Business - keep
crime out of it (PDF 301KB).
We're supporting the Every
Action Has Consequences campaign
Police and partner agencies in South Cumbria
have pledged their support for a campaign to raise awareness of the
consequences of mindless violence.
The South Lakeland and Barrow Community
Safety Partnerships Alcohol Strategy Group, which comprise of
representatives from Police, Health, Probation, District Councils
and the Drug and Alcohol Team (DAAT), have agreed to purchase
educational packs from the ‘Every Action Has Consequences’
charity so that all schools and colleges across South Cumbria have
the opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of violence and
alcohol misuse among young people.
‘Every Action Has Consequences’ is a
charity that has been set up by Pat and David Rogers, parents of 24
year old Adam Rogers who tragically died after suffering a single
punch in Blackburn, in 2009. It is designed to challenge young
peoples’ perceptions of violence, and make people think about the
consequences of their actions.
24 year old Adam had lived in the Ulverston
area and worked at the Whitewater Hotel, Backbarrow for a period
before moving back to Blackburn at the time of his death. On 4 July
2009, he was on a night out with some friends in Blackburn when a
group of youths approached him and his friends and ‘banter’ quickly
escalated into confrontation. Acting as a peacemaker, Adam
attempted to shepherd one 16 year old youth away, but was hit by an
aggressive punch that knocked him unconscious before he hit the
ground. His brain injuries were so severe that he never regained
Since his death, Mr and Mrs Rogers have been
telling Adam’s story in schools, colleges and prisons to highlight
the heartbreaking consequences of mindless violence. They have now
prepared an educational pack to capture the true impact of a single
punch - not only on Adam, his family and friends; but also on the
teenager who drunkenly hit out and subsequently threw away his
future after he was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison
for four years.
The educational packs contain videos that
tell the story of Adam’s life and capture CCTV of the night he
died. They also include drama workshops and discussion points for
participants to debate alternative outcomes of that fateful
The trailer below is a taster of what the
education packs include.....https://www.youtube.com/embed/WTgjycDaDao
South Cumbria’s Alcohol Strategy group has
pledged their support to the campaign and aim to spread Adam’s
story across Cumbria. Superintendent Ali Dufty is
the Chair of the group and met with Mr and Mrs Rogers to hear about
She said: “It is impossible
to imagine what they have been going through, but Pat and David
have worked tirelessly to do something positive after this awful
tragedy. They are determined to make a difference and try to ensure
that no-one else has to experience what they went through when they
lost their son.
“Adam’s death carries a very
important message. It could so easily have been avoided and yet,
worryingly, could happen again tomorrow. Adam’s last night
alive demonstrates just how a night out with friends can quickly
escalate into a tragedy - all it took was one drunken punch. Sadly
I look at violent crime reports every week that could have turned
out the same way, and I desperately want to avoid this happening to
“The Community Safety Partnerships in South
Cumbria work together in a bid to tackle the issues that most
affect our communities and one of our three key priorities is
tackling alcohol related harm.
”We are committed to ridding our streets of
violence. We will work alongside local schools, colleges and any
other interested groups to raise awareness of Adam’s story, and try
to prevent a similar tragedy happening in Cumbria.”
Pat Rogers, Adam’s mum and founder of
‘Every Action Has Consequences’ said:
"The completion of the Education Pack was a
big milestone for us. Getting it out to as wide an audience as
possible is our next task. We are absolutely delighted that
the Community Safety Partnership Group is willing to fund the pack
to go out to the young people of South Cumbria. We know
from the work we have done so far that the message has a real
impact – and we sincerely hope that Adam will continue to
make the world a better place even after his death."
If you would like more information about this initiative
please get in touch - details are at the bottom of this page.
Alcohol Event 4th August 2009
On the 4th August Barrow Crime and Disorder Reduction
Partnership hosted an event at Barrow Town Hall. Know Your Limits:
Changing the Face of Social Drinking. Around 60 delegates
supported the day which was thought provoking for all.
Anyway, I will let Dan tell you more.....
"My name is Dan Hood and I am twenty years old. I am
currently studying Criminology at Glasgow Caledonian University
where I will be going into my final year after the summer.
When I was given the opportunity to gain some work experience at
the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership in Barrow I jumped at
the chance. This experience has allowed me to observe, first
hand, local initiatives and services which aim to strengthen the
community and make it a safer place to live in.
On the second day of my placement I attended an alcohol event
held in the town hall. A number of guest speakers spoke at
this event, with an alcohol awareness DVD being launched at the
end. As someone unfamiliar with work in this region, I found
the event very informative; highlighting the push to address issues
The key notes speaker at the event was Professor Mark Bellis,
who I had the pleasure of meeting prior to the event. He
spoke of the implications of excess alcohol intake from a public
health perspective and the myths and misdirection surrounding
it. This was very interesting and provided some shocking
revelations as to the number of alcohol related deaths and hospital
admissions within Britain. After his presentation I feel I
will be more conscious of my alcohol intake, despite it being low
anyway. It has given me a greater awareness as to the damage
alcohol can do and a new context within which to view the public
consultation on the new code of practice for the sale of alcohol;
these should certainly be viewed positively. The information
within Professor Bellis’ presentation reinforced the relevance of
local alcohol initiatives described by a number of other
The event concluded with the launch of a DVD aimed at making
young people aware of the risks associated with drinking too
much. I really enjoyed the DVD. It was short and to the
point. Hearing the people who made the DVD speak about how it
would be used, I came to appreciate the potential it holds to
inform young people and the different ways in may be
Overall, I found the event really informative and came away
feeling that I had learnt things which I could use personally as
well as gaining an insight into the work underway in Barrow".
The DVD that was launched, "Gettin' Wrecked", is split into 5
clips. The film follows five friends as they embark
on a night out around Barrow town centre. The film was made
with local actors from the A590, models from Kells photography, a
local taxi, local bar and door staff, as well as local band The
Relics who provided the sound track and had a cameo role. See
if you can guess which local club it was filmed in?! It is a
truly local production, produced by Workshop Productions in
Lancaster and can be viewed via the following links to You
Clip 1 http://youtu.be/BhKYwJEeq0U
Clip 2 http://youtu.be/Ld6ok1ASYDU
Clip 3 http://youtu.be/ooxDmRkT7_8
Clip 4 http://youtu.be/AA2sbhhjYh4
Clip 5 http://youtu.be/eR1g68YCc-A
We would love to know what you think......contacts
Working together to reduce alcohol related harm
Keeping a drink diary for a week is easy, and can really make
you stop and think about whether you ought to be cutting back - and
there is no better time to start than now!
strengths of some common drinks to help you get stared...
Feedback and to contact us
This web page is in the process of being updated, and new
information will be added over the coming weeks telling you about
what we are doing. We welcome the views of everyone
and if you can spare the time to pass on your thoughts please call
in to the Central and Hindpool Neighbourhood Management
Team Office on Dalton Road and talk to Rebecca.
Alternatively you can send us an e-mail, email@example.com or
call 01229 876475.
Why not follow us on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Saferstronger.
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Visit our blog for regular updates, to see what's going on and
for the latest advice on things such as burglary prevention and
driving in wintery weather: www.barrowcsp.blogspot.com.
CCTV and The Freedom of Information Act
You can access any image of yourself that has been recorded
through CCTV under the Freedom of Information Act and Data
protection Act. To request an image under either of these
acts please contact Cumbria Constabulary's Data protection Officer
by using the following contact details. You must inform them
of your name and any information about the image, such as time,
date and place, you will also be asked to provide proof of
Data Protection Section,
Professional Standards Department,
Penrith CA10 2AU
Tel: 01768 21 7127
For more information please visit www.cumbria.police.uk/
charge will be incurred for any information requested.