The Local Community Safety Partnership (LCSP)
Community safety is a broad concept that goes beyond just policing and crime. It’s about people being and feeling safe in their communities. This includes everything from visible Gardaí, and improved street lighting, to safe places for children to play.
The Local Community Safety Partnership (LCSP) is a new government initiative which brings together community members, the voluntary and community sector, statutory services, and local councillors to work together in identifying and tackling community safety issues locally. Local Community Safety Partnerships will be established in Dublin’s North Inner City, Longford and Waterford, on 24-month pilot basis. Each LCSP will have an independent chairperson and will bring together residents, community representatives, business interests, councillors, local authorities and State services such as An Garda Síochána, Tusla and the HSE to devise and implement the Local Community Safety Plan.
The Dublin North Inner City Local Community Safety Partnership has been established to help promote community safety across the 10 neighbourhoods within this area. These neighbourhoods are: City Centre East, City Centre North, City Centre West, Clonliffe/Ballybough, East Wall/North Lotts, Halston Street/Inns Quay, Montpelier/Arbour Hill, Sheriff Street/IFSC, Smithfield/Broadstone, and Dublin Port.
The independent Chairperson for North Dublin Inner City LCSP, Mr. Cormac O’Donnchú, was appointed in February 2021. In May he was joined by the Local Community Safety Coordinator, Patrick Craig, and the Local Community Safety Administrator, Rachel Meade.
The LCSP team held the first round of public consultations with community members between May 7th and May 27th 2021. The concerns raised at this meeting helped to inform the Community Safety Plan. If you wish to be notified of upcoming community safety meetings for your neighbourhood, please contact the team by email at: [email protected] or through their office at: Unit 3, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1.
An Garda Síochána, in consultation with the LCSP, have issued an interactive map for the Dublin North Inner City neighbourhoods. The purpose of this map is to help members of the community identify the name of their local Community Garda. The Garda Interactive map can be found here https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=009f65a7d2f449888dedda6d33cd770a&extent=-816905.2146%2C7007572.8594%2C-583772.2783%2C7109692.7292%2C102100
How will this work?
The Local Community Safety Partnership will give the community a stronger voice in identifying and tackling the issues that individuals, families, young people, business owners and all members of the community face. Representatives of the community will make up 51% of the members of the Local Community Safety Partnership, meaning community voices will be the majority.
The Local Community Safety Partnership will work with the community to identify local priorities and use these to develop a local community safety plan that will be delivered in a collaborative fashion by all stakeholders.
What else do I need to know about this initiative?
- The Local Community Safety Partnership will be set up in the Dublin North Inner City Local Electoral Area in early 2021
- The Local Community Safety Partnership will bring together residents, community representatives, business interests, councillors, the voluntary sector, local authorities and state services such as An Garda Síochána, Tusla and the HSE to devise and implement the Local Community Safety Plan
- The partnership will have an independent chairperson
- The Pilot project overall will run for 24 months
For further information on community safety, please see the attached community safety policy document published by the Department of Justice: