The Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP (Policing and Community Safety Partnership) aims to make our community safer.
It is funded jointly by the Department of Justice and the Northern Ireland Policing Board. The PCSP has a Policing Committee to take forward specific police monitoring and engagement functions, with the wider PCSP taking forward community safety related functions.
PROJECT SUPPORT PROGRAMME 2022-23
The Project Support Programme is open to all constituted community groups, Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and Community Police Liaison Committees operating within Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.
The PCSP supports community projects addressing anti-social behaviour, crime, domestic abuse, confidence in policing, fear of crime, road safety, burglaries, business and retail crime.
Grants from £500 to £5000 will be awarded to successful groups for projects that continue up to the 24th of February 2023.
Applications can be made under one of the following themes:
Objective 1 – Reducing anti-social behaviour, addressing the effects of drugs and alcohol as a contributing factor in crime and anti-social behaviour, increase reporting of Domestic Abuse incidents and provide support to the victims, increase confidence in policing;
Objective 2 – To reduce the fear of crime, especially amongst vulnerable groups including addressing hate crime, road safety, reduce burglaries, business and retail crime
Completed applications must be returned in a sealed envelope endorsed 'Policing and Community Safety Partnership – Project Support Programme Application 2022/23' and addressed to the PCSP Manager, Lisburn & Castlereagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Civic Headquarters, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL to arrive no later than 1.00pm on Friday 27 May 2022.
What we do?
Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP aims to make our community safer. We do this by focusing on the policing and community safety issues that matter most in Lisburn. 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;
deliver a reduction in crime and enhance community safety in our district, directly through our own interventions, through the work of our delivery groups or through support for the work of others.
Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP Policing Committee works with local police to develop the local policing plan and monitor their performance against this plan.
The role of the Policing Committee is to carry out the following specific functions:
to provide views to a relevant police commander and to the Policing Board on any matter concerning the district;
to monitor performance of the police in carrying out the policing plan in the district; and
to make arrangements for obtaining the co-operation of the public with the policing in preventing crime and enhancing community safety in the district.
Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP will work with the community to identify issues of concern in the local area and potential solutions, and will prepare a plan to address these concerns. The focus of the plan will be on delivering practical solutions. We also work in partnership with those organisations that have a contribution to make to enhancing community safety in our area.
Sign up for the Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP and PSNI Text Alert Scheme by clicking here.
Community involvement is vitally important if we are to really deliver a safer society for everyone. Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP would be keen to hear your views. We will be hosting public meetings in the future and these will be publicised locally.