Community safety is not just an issue for police and fire and rescue authorities. Councils contribute in a variety of ways.
These include work carried out through community safety partnerships in:
- Civil contingencies – ensuring that plans are in place to deal with emergency situations such as flooding, heavy snow and ice, civil unrest or terrorist incidents
- Regulation, licensing and trading standards – such as alcohol and entertainment licenses to help maintain public order, food hygiene certification for businesses to prevent food poisoning
- Contributing to anti-social behaviour strategies through a range of council services including lighting, street cleansing, planning and leisure. Further information regarding anti-social behaviour can be found at the Safer Somerset Partnership website.