Helier is an initiative that involves a participative partnership between
the community, the Home Affairs Dept and the Parish of St Helier. It began
in 2006 when Ian Rogan and Gill Hutchinson who work on the Building a
Safer Society Community Safety Strategy from the Home Affairs department
began a process of engagement with St Helier parishioners and businesses
to address issues of crime and anti-social behaviour in St Helier.
a number of focus groups and meetings, members of the community agreed
to set up four Community Action Groups with the aim of developing actions
plans to address four main issues which had been identified: alcohol and
licensing, late-night transport, anti-social behaviour and the perception/fear
of the Safer St Helier Community Partnership (SSHCP) is to reduce crime
and anti-social behaviour in St Helier by following a few basic principles.
St Helier is community led:
St Helier Community Partnership and the initiatives it implements is owned
and run by members of the community.
solutions to local problems:
focuses on issues that are most relevant to the communities in St Helier
and seeks to implement solutions that are both practical and sustainable
for those communities.
is based upon an in-depth study of the particular issue. Whether it is
late-night transport or under-age drinking SSHCP will conduct its own
research in order to understand the scale of the problem, understand the
impact that it has on the local community and inform interventions.
will be monitored and evaluated to ensure that it is working as intended
and the outcomes are those the SSHCP are seeking to achieve.
very aware of the damage that so called 'Quick-wins' can do to local communities.
Our initiatives are all sustainable long-term programmes aimed at making
effective long-lasting changes.
has been involved in setting up, monitoring and evaluating a number of
new initiatives including:
Extension of Premises Licence.
Taxi Marshal Scheme.
Awareness Raising Campaigns.
Alcohol Licensing Law.
St. Helier Community Partnership prepare, submit and present written reports
to The Council of Ministers who have been extremely impressed by the outcomes
from the group and have thanked all those concerned in the preparation
and initiatives contained in the reports.
- chair of the group- said:"We believe, and we hope, that Safer St
Helier Community Partnership has achieved what it set out to do. It has
helped to reduce crime & anti-social behaviour in St Helier, it has
increased feelings of safety for those who live, work and play in our
capital and it has achieved this by working with the community, enabling
members to develop their own solutions and empowering community members
to take ownership not only of the solutions but of the problems".
| Funding Partners | Q-Safe
| Alcohol | Links
Social Behaviour |
Us| Contact | Passenger