Baroness Newlove launched her ‘call to action’ for community safety today.
She is working with ministers to encourage local people, businesses and frontline workers (like the police) on what more they can do to make their communities safer.
The Baroness is keen to find what initiatives are being effective in various communities up and down the country in terms of community safety – so other areas can take them up if they think they would work for them.
She is going to go around the country visiting projects and meeting people who have helped make a difference in their area, witnessing first-hand what works and what the barriers are to successful community activism.
The Baroness has become a blogger! She is keen to communicate directly with activists and the wider public, sharing on-going learning from her visits, highlighting innovation and challenges and signposting people to useful resources – and reporting back to ministers next year detailing how Government can empower local people and communities in their endeavours.
For more details on Baroness Newlove’s progress – you can log on to her blog here.