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New Independent Members appointed to Causeway Coast and Glens Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP)

Thu, June 18, 2020

The Northern Ireland Policing Board has appointed nine new members to join Causeway Coast and Glens Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP)

Coming from across Causeway Coast and Glens, the new Independent Members will work alongside local Councillors, the police, and a range of statutory agencies to ensure that the voices of local people are heard on policing and community safety issues.

Chair of Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP, Councillor Oliver McMullan welcomed the reconstitution and appointments of the new members: “All these people have stepped forward as they want to make a difference to policing and community safety issues across our community through the PCSP’s work. We have a programme that will deliver a difference and I look forward to working with the members in the time ahead.”

You can find out about the new members of Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP below.

 

Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP diverts £47,500 to COVID-19 Fund

Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP Chair - Ald George Duddy

£47,500 has been reallocated to the COVID-19 Fund following a review of Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership Action Plan prompted by its Chair, Alderman George Duddy.

The news comes after negotiations between the PCSP Chair and members of the PCSP, Department of Justice, Northern Ireland Policing Board and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

Alderman Duddy thanked all involved for their willingness to work together in order to help those in our community who are in real need at this time.

The Chair explained: "This fund has already helped towards reducing fear of crime, a PCSP objective, as it is providing regular contact and support by our fantastic volunteers to some of the most isolated and vulnerable throughout the Borough.

“Many of the groups involved are not just supplying those elderly and in self isolation with the everyday necessities but they also, at this time, are providing a much needed befriending service, which is essential for mental health. These additional funds will add to this vital service.

“This Partnership agreement is a model for others to follow and I would encourage all departments, agencies and bodies to continue working together for the betterment of everyone at this difficult time".

“Many PCSP members are playing an important role in their communities as part of the local response to the pandemic, and I commend all those who are involved in these crucial responses initiatives which are a lifeline to the most vulnerable.”

 

 

Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP Chair - Ald George Duddy
Covid 19 

​​​Dear Community Representative

On social media a lot of good work is being promoted which is being done by voluntary groups through the delivery of goods and services to those who would be considered vulnerable in our community.

The PSNI have acknowledged the excellent work that is being done by voluntary groups in the community. One concern has been raised by the PSNI in relation to photographs being placed on the various social media platforms. The concern is that these images may serve to identify the people featured in them to more unscrupulous elements who may take the opportunity to take advantage of the current situation.

As PCSP Chair I am drawing this concern to your attention so that you may take appropriate steps to protect the most vulnerable in our community at this time while still promoting the fantastic work you are all doing.

Yours sincerely

Ald George Duddy
PCSP Chair

 

Policing and Community Safety Partnerships

PCSPs (Policing and Community Safety Partnerships) aim to make our community safer.

They are statutory bodies established under the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and they are funded jointly by the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

There are 11 partnerships, one for each council area.

Each PCSP has a Policing Committee, to take forward specific police monitoring and engagement functions, with the wider PCSP taking forward community safety related functions.

 

Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP

Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP has 10 political members and 9 independent members.

Political Members:

The current Chair is Councillor Oliver McMullan

Cllr Brenda Chivers

Ald George Duddy

Cllr Sandra Hunter

Cllr John McAuley

Cllr James McCorkell

Cllr Adrian McQuillen

Cllr Leanne Peacock

Cllr Ashleen Schenning

Cllr Darryl Wilson

Independent Members: 

Miss Leanne Abernethy

Mr Steven Chambers

Mr Lee Kane

Mr Derek McDonald

Mr Sam McGregor

Mrs Anne McNickle

Mrs Patricia McQuillen

Mrs DehraJane Adele Tomb

Mrs Caroline White

 

What we do?

Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP aims to make our community safer. We do this by focusing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.

We:

  • consult and engage with the local community on the issues of concern in relation to policing and community safety. The Policing Committee has a distinct responsibility to provide views to the relevant district commander and the Policing Board on policing matters;
  • identify and prioritise the particular issues of concern and prepare plans for how these can be tackled;
  • monitor - a Policing Committee comprising the political and independent members will monitor the performance of the police and work to gain the co-operation of the public with the police in preventing crime; and
  • deliver a reduction in crime and enhance community safety in our area, directly through our own interventions, through the work of our delivery groups or through support for the work of others.

 

Getting involved

Community involvement is vitally important if we are to really deliver a safer society for all. Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP is keen to hear your views.

We will consult with those living and working in the borough, to find out your views on crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as local policing.


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