Community Safety

Our Community Safety Team leads North Somerset Council’s crime and disorder agenda under our section 17 responsibilities of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. The Community Safety Team develops the partnership plan and delivers the safer aspect of the Safer and Stronger Partnership.

The Community Safety Team have a range of work areas including:

Anti-social behaviour (ASB)

Find out about anti-social behaviour, what it is and what you should do if you are affected by it.

Domestic abuse

Includes information for practitioners and anyone affected by domestic abuse in North Somerset.

Evening & night time economy

Learn about what we are doing to improve Weston-super-Mare after dark including the Weston Purple Flag and the MAVISbus.

Hate crime

Find out how to report crimes carried out against someone because of their race, religion, sexuality, disability or gender.

Modern slavery

Find out about Modern Slavery including what it is and what to do if you think it’s happening.

Serious organised crime

Learn about Serious organised crime including what it is and what to do if you think it’s happening.

Terrorism and extremism

Find out about terrorism and extremism including Prevent.


Latest community safety news

Police launch week of enforcement and education aimed at reducing the impact of knife crime

Avon & Somerset Constabulary’s work to tackle knife crime and serious violence will be intensified this week, as the police take part in a week of action aimed at reducing the number of knives on the streets, and educating young people about the dangers of carrying a knife.

Clever gardening tips to deter burglars

Spring is in the air and if you’re thinking of tidying up your garden, some clever planting could also make your home safer.

Help collar irresponsible dog owners

Residents in North Somerset are being encouraged to report irresponsible dog owners as part of a crackdown on dog fouling in the area.