CAN Rangers Open or Close
Community Action Network (CAN) Rangers provide a highly visible, uniformed, presence in residential and public areas, town centres and high crime areas.
Unlike Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), the CAN Rangers do not have any police powers. Rather, they are meant to be the eyes and ears of the community, looking to improve the quality of life of an area and help it along the path to regeneration. They will also try to resolve anti social behavioural issues in the initial stages.
As well as providing a link between local residents and key agencies such as the local authority and the police, the CAN Rangers also undertake initiatives to provide education and advice on tackling environmental issues such as litter, graffiti, dog fouling and can issue Fixed Penalty Notices of fines up to £80 for such offences.
Anti Social Behaviour Open or Close
Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) covers many types of actions from low-level persistent nuisance to serious public disturbance. It covers the following:
Anti social behaviour includes a range of problems – noisy neighbours, abandoned cars, vandalism, graffiti, litter and youth nuisance. Together with the Community Safety Partnership, we recognise that the behaviour of a persistent minority can ruin the lives of individuals and damage whole communities. It can hold back the regeneration of our most disadvantaged areas, creating the environment in which crime can take hold.If you are experiencing anti social behaviour and this is being caused by someone in your neighbourhood your first point of contact should be through our Contact Centres or in the case of an emergency contact the Police on 999.Other information on anti social behaviour can be obtained from the following organisations:
- behaviour that can cause nuisance and annoyance
- behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress
- behaviour which creates significant and persistent problems in neighbourhoods
- behaviour which leaves communities feeling intimidated and afraid.
Community Safety Partnership Open or Close
Community Safety Partnerships (CSP) were set up as statutory bodies under Sections 5-7 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
Bolsover Community Safety Partnership is a multi-agency partnership working together to tackle crime and disorder in the district and is made up of the following organisations (responsible authorities):
- Bolsover District Council
- Derbyshire Police
- Derbyshire County Council
- Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
- Derbyshire Probation Trust
- NHS Hardwick CCG
- NHS North Derbyshire CCG
The responsible authorities work together to develop and implement strategies to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safe. They work out local approaches to deal with issues including antisocial behaviour, drug or alcohol misuse and re-offending as well as Crime and disorder. They also work with others who have a key role, including community groups, schools and registered local landlords.
The CSP works to a Community Safety Partnership Plan 2017-2020 (393kb) which is reviewed by the end of March on an annual basis.
We are aware that agencies cannot be effective by working alone and we need the support of the local communities in helping to identify problems and formulate appropriate solutions. Local communities also need to be involved in local crime prevention activities we undertake. For example, by taking up the crime prevention advice provided.
We have published our latest newsletter (602kb) that features information on what the Community Safety Partnership has been doing, an update on the CSP Plan and some useful numbers.
Community Trigger Open or Close
The Community Trigger gives those affected by anti-social behaviour, the right to request an Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review of the response to their reports of anti-social behaviour. The Community Trigger should only be used if you think your concerns have not been dealt with, or acted upon, by agencies.
Community Trigger can be used if:
You have reported three or more related incidents of anti-social behaviour, within the last six months, or Five separate individuals have reported related incidents of anti-social behaviour, within the last six months.
In order to use the Community Trigger to request an Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review, you must submit a completed application form. Please use the application form located in the document links section.
When a completed Community Trigger Application Form is received, we will acknowledge receipt of your request for an Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review, within five working days.
We will review the information you have provided, to determine whether your case meets the Community Trigger threshold. If it does, an Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review will take place.We will inform you of the outcome and recommendations of the Anti-Social Behaviour Case Review.
For a full detailed guide to community trigger please download the guidance form from the document links section.
Crime Prevention Open or Close
Each of us can play an important part in reducing overall crime levels, by taking action to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime ourselves by taking on board crime prevention advice.
This can be done by making sure our homes and vehicles are secured, keeping valuables in a safe place, and making sure property is marked. We can also improve our personal safety by keeping wallets and purses, mobile phones and other items from view that are of interest to the opportunist thief.
Here is a link to more detailed Crime Prevention Advice
Domestic Abuse Open or Close
Domestic violence and abuse affects thousands of people from all different backgrounds. It does not matter whether you are young or old, if you are religious or not, whether you are male or female.
Are the statements below applicable to you?
Does a spouse, or partner you are intimate with, or a relative:
Ridicule and humiliate you in public or in private?
Complain about you going out or having friends?
Turn your children against you or use them in arguments?
Isolate you from your family and friends and daily activities?
Deny you access to finances preventing you from having money of your own?
Swear at, push, slap, punch or beat you?
Force you to perform sexual acts or have sex?
Harm or threaten to harm the children?
Damage or threaten to damage your property?
If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, you can now get help locally. Services are free and confidential. You will be allowed to make your own decisions. No one will force you into anything you do not want to do. Please use the contact links on this page for help and guidance.
Drugs and Alcohol Open or Close
Alcohol abuse is consistently identified as a top priority in terms of health and community safety.The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) work with DAAT (Derbyshire Drugs & Alcohol Action Team) and other partners to address alcohol related problems in the Bolsover District.The DAAT co-ordinates and commissions drug treatment services and related activities to fulfil the aim of tackling substance misuse.The Partnership continually promotes a message of sensible drinking distributing information/education leaflets and booklets to the community via targeted patrols and crime cracking events.
Emergencies Open or Close
Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and when we least expect them. They can vary from severe weather disruption and flooding to loss of premises and power failure to chemical leaks and explosions.
If an emergency occurs, as a local authority, we have a vital role to play in helping to keep you safe, provide information on what to do, keep local services operating as much as possible and keep you informed off the situation.
Together with our partners, we prepare for such emergencies by attending regular training and exercises so we can ensure we are prepared and there is a co-ordinated and efficient response. As a local council we also have plans in place to deal with such emergencies.
The Derbyshire Prepared website will provide you with a one-stop shop of information and advice to help you better prepare for any emergency in Bolsover District and the county of Derbyshire.
Many people live in flood risk areas and here we provide information on preparing for a flood, where help is available from and also on cleaning up after the event. If you live along a riverbank there is always the possibility that bad weather will threaten your property with flooding - but what can you do to prepare?
The first thing to do is register to receive Flood Warnings from the Environment Agency so you know exactly where and what is happening. For real-time flood warnings and advice you can call the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Parenting Open or Close
We would like to achieve a future in which any parent within the District who needs support will know where to turn and be able to benefit from a range of appropriate and accessible services. Improving parents' skills, taking preventative measures and using enforcement action to reduce anti social behaviour will contribute to strengthening communities.
We recognise that the majority of parents in the District do a good job, often in challenging circumstances. Below are some useful links ranging from general information through to specialist services including access to evidence based parenting programmes and courses.