The Malvern Hills Community Safety Partnership (MHCSP) is the statutory Community Safety Partnership (CSP) for the Malvern Hills district.
MHCSP brings together public sector agencies who share resources in order to create a safer district and to tackle the problems that affect our local communities.
Members of the Malvern Hills Community Safety Partnership include:
- Malvern Hills District Council
- West Mercia Police
- YMCA Worcestershire
- Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service
- Fortis Living
- Worcestershire County Council
- Malvern Hills Neighbourhood Watch Association
- Freedom Leisure
Representatives of each agency meet on a quarterly basis to discuss strategies that aim to reduce the levels of Crime and ASB in local neighbourhoods, as well as reduce the fear of crime across the district.
The overriding aim of the MHCSP is for its members to work together to ensure that crime and ASB are reduced and that the district is a place where residents are safe and feel safe.
The aim is to improve the quality of life for the people of South Worcestershire by:
- Tackling crime
- Reassuring the public
- Building community cohesion and reducing anti-social behaviour
- Reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs and alcohol
- Criminal damage
- Alcohol related crime
- Anti-social behaviour
- Vehicle crime (not including vehicle interference)
- Theft from the person and robbery
- Fear of crime
ASB: Anti-Social Behaviour
Community safety partners both individually and collectively have a duty to deal with anti-social behaviour.
All ASB should first be reported to West Mercia Police by dialling 101 (the non-emergency number). The police will then contact us if it is a matter we can help with.
A hate incident is motivated by a person's hatred of other people because of their actual or perceived:
• Race, Colour, Ethnic Origin, Nationality or National Origins
• Sexual Orientation
• Gender or Gender Identity
A victim of a hate incident does not have to be a member of a minority group or someone who is generally considered to be ‘vulnerable'. You do not have to tolerate hate and reporting any incident, no matter how minor can make a difference.
To report a hate crime contact 101 or report online via the True Vision website.
You can report anonymously if you wish, but we would like you to give your details so that we can help and support you.
There are many forms of domestic abuse which include: physical, sexual, psychological, social or economic abuse, or neglect of an individual. Forced marriage and honour crimes are also forms of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is a crime that is largely hidden behind closed doors, and can leave victims feeling powerless and isolated. Some people don't even realise they are being abusive but that doesn't make it acceptable or that you have to tolerate it.
- Support for women regarding domestic abuse. Visit the Womens Aid website or call 0800 980 3331
- Support for men and women experiencing domestic abuse. Visit the care and support page on the Homegroup website or call 0808 801 0327
- For advice from the Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre. Visit the WMRSASC website or call 01905 724514
- Raped or Sexually assaulted in the last 28 days? Visit The Glade website for advice or call 0808 178 2058
If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local Victim Support care team in West Mercia on 01905 726 896. Lines are open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.
If you need support outside of the open hours, call the Supportline for free on 0808 16 89 111 or request support via the Victim Support website, where you will also find more information.
Rob Rich - Malvern Hills Community Safety Resilience Manager
Telephone: 01684 862290