CCP: RESIDENTIAL LINKS

COUNTER CRIME PARTNERSHIP in association with COMPREHENSIVE LETTINGS are pleased to announce an initiative to reduce Shoplifters being housed close to the Town Centre...

 

COMPREHENSIVE LETTINGS have sucesfully integrated checking if any new Lettings Applicants against the SentrySIS offender database and declining applications from people involved in Town Centre Crime. Phase Two of the plan is to introduce Deterrent Signage both supporting the original phase, but also warning existing residents in blocks managed by the letting agent that the CCTV could be used now to identify Offenders.  

When asked by CCP in 2019 whether TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL would consider not housing Offenders known to commit Town Centre Crime close to the Town Centre, Cathy LOW, Housing Solutions & Allocation Manager said: "We work to Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 which provides the statutory framework for preventing homelessness and provision of assistance to ANYONE who is threatened with homelessness or actually homeless. We are accountable to the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government to whom we regularly provide data on performance. In light of your comment that our policies ‘clearly need improving’ I can only advise you that every council in the country works to the same legislation as that is what we are required to do..". It therefore appears to be the responsibility of Lettings Agents and Landlords to make decisions to protect our Town Centre, so with this in mind we welcome new Members.  

CCP can be adopted by Community Safety Partnerships (CSP), Business Improvement Districts (BID) or Businessess Against Crime (BAC) organisations either in full under the CCP branding OR white labelled under a district's existing scheme branding.

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