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Craven District Council

Craven Community Safety Hub

We support community safety initiatives across Craven District.

Keeping Craven safe is the focus of the Hub. When crime and anti-social behaviour issues are highlighted or trends identified, multi-agency problem solving interventions can be quickly put in place to help our neighbourhoods stay safe. We have access to countywide community safety services, and can facilitate projects to reduce crime and disorder as well as working towards the Prevent Duty. 

The Hub based at Craven District Council consists of a Council officer and an officer from North Yorkshire Police. Where needed there is capacity to bring in the county council, fire service, social landlords, probation services, youth services, voluntary services and other local agencies to tackle issues as they arise. The work has seen crime and anti-social behaviour levels drop significantly over recent years for residents and visitors alike.

Whilst there have been many changes to the organisations working to keep Craven safe over the last few years, alongside significantly reduced budgets to deliver initiatives, the focus has remained on reducing crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour for all those who live; work or visit our district.

North Yorkshire and York’s Community Safety Hubs are multi-agency teams that coordinate partnership activity to address issues that have an impact on the safety of our communities. They have a focus on those most in need of help in order to intervene at the earliest opportunity and promote community resourcefulness.

In Craven our focus is mainly on early intervention and prevention.  Our primary aim is the safeguarding of vulnerable people.

Through the Hub, multi-agency problem solving is the key to tackling troubling behaviour in our towns and villages and all organisations work together to solve issues and incidents as quickly and efficiently as possible.

You can keep up to date with advice, news and community events through the following links:


North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership

North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership

The North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership takes the strategic lead for statutory responsibilities. It brings together the responsible authorities, supported by other relevant organisations, to fulfil their statutory responsibilities to work together in accordance with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

Each district has a Local Delivery Team (LDT) and the Safer Craven Hub is the LDT for Craven. The purpose of the Local Delivery Team is to bring together the operational managers of the responsible authorities, supported by other relevant organisations, to co-ordinate and ensure the delivery of the North Yorkshire Community Safety Plan.