Community Safety teams were established in local authorities as a result of Section 17 of the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.
On 1st October 2020, Community Safety in Hart returned inhouse as a focused single council service, having operated previously as part of a shared service across Basingstoke, Hart and Rushmoor under the banner of Safer North Hampshire (SNH) since November 2012.
Hart Community Safety will continue to work in partnership across North Hampshire as a key partner of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) for commonly experienced and cross border issues. For more information on the CSP visit www.safernh.co.uk.
Additionally, Hart Community Safety seeks to facilitate a comprehensive response to the specific needs of Hart's communities, by raising awareness and understanding of:
- Antisocial behaviour (ASB) and its impacts, intervening proportionately and working with partner agencies to address matters, where possible.
Antisocial Behaviour | Safer North Hampshire (safernh.co.uk)
- Overseeing Community Trigger reviews of persistent cases where victims of ASB do not feel they have received an appropriate response from the partner agencies involved.
Community Trigger | Safer North Hampshire (safernh.co.uk)
- Awareness of and what to do when residents have a concern about themselves or someone else that may be suffering abuse.
For an adult: Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board | Working together to safeguard adults at risk (hampshiresab.org.uk)
For a child: About Us - Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (hampshirescp.org.uk)
The common aim of the above is to support in improving the quality of life for local people.
CCTV in Hart
Hart District Council has a number of CCTV cameras around the district, which are monitored at a state-of-the-art CCTV control centre, 365 days a year throughout the day and most of the night.
The system is operated by Rushmoor Borough Council on our behalf – for all enquiries, including footage requests, please call Rushmoor Borough Council on telephone 01252 398399
Our cameras help us to:
- Prevent and deter crime, disorder, and anti-social behaviour.
- Reduce the fear of crime.
- Increase public feelings of safety.
- Provide evidence in criminal and civil court cases.
- Direct resources (ours and the police) where they're needed most.
- Help in civil emergencies.
Domestic abuse affects the lives of thousands of people every year and can take the form of physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and / or financial abuse. One in four women and one in six men will suffer from domestic abuse during their lifetime and if this is something affecting you, you are not alone and help is available.
In an emergency, you should always call 999.
Alternatively, you can discreetly ask for "ANI" at a local Boots pharmacy to access immediate help from police and other support services. Staff are trained to recognise the codeword and will offer you a private, safe space and mobile phone for you to call 999.
To find out about the local sources of support visit Safer North Hampshire Domestic Abuse webpage
- Safer North Hampshire Domestic Abuse leaflet
- Nepali Domestic and sexual advice booklet (in Nepali and English)
- North East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum service directory
The North East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum aims to bring together representatives from the many local agencies who work with those affected by domestic violence and abuse in Hart and Rushmoor. The forum meets bi-monthly to share good practice, increase awareness of domestic violence and identify gaps in services.
For information, please contact the Community Safety team
Community Safety Coordinator - Telephone 07816 109687
Community Safety Officer - Telephone 07816 109682