The Partnership

Welcome to the Safer Colchester Partnership website where you can find out more about the work of the Partnership in keeping Colchester safe. The Partnership consists of a number of important organisations in Colchester and our colleagues in the NHS, Essex Police, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Colchester Community Voluntary Service , Colchester City Homes, the Garrison , Essex Probation and  Essex County Council all play a vital role in making Colchester a safer place to live, work and visit.

I hope you find this website a useful source of information . We would welcome ideas and information from individuals and community groups about how we can keep Colchester safe and I would be delighted to hear from you with any contributions.

Pamela Donnelly

Chair, Safer Colchester Partnership

The Safer Colchester Partnership’s (SCP) aim is to work together to reduce crime and disorder in Colchester and deliver the key priorities contained in its Annual Partnership Plan

The Partnership was established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.


Statutory Members of the SCP are:


Colchester Borough Council

Colchester City Council

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Essex Fire and Rescue Service


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Essex Police

Essex County Council

Essex County Council

Essex Community Rehabilitation Company

Essex CRC (Community Rehabilitation Company)


Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care Board

Non-statutory Members of the SCP are:


Colchester Borough Homes
Colchester Garrison l
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SCP membership can be flexible to ensure other organisations or people are able to attend and make a valuable contribution to crime and disorder reduction in Colchester.

The ONE Colchester Strategic Group and the Community Safety Delivery Board

The ONE Colchester Strategic Group consists of Chief Officers from the Partnership’s Statutory Members and is responsible for making strategic decisions and directing the Community Safety Delivery Board. Both groups are well placed to make a valuable contribution to reducing crime and disorder across Colchester.

The Community Safety Delivery Board’s aim is to work together to reduce crime and disorder in Colchester and in order to do this in 2020-2021 a new fund is being made available to bid into, for specific projects and initiatives in line with the SCP’s Strategic Priorities. Applicants can apply for all or part of the fund. This will encourage wider partnership involvement and encourage local groups to tackle local problems. Find out more about the fund and how to apply:

SCP Grant Guidance

SCP Grant Application Form

To learn about how the delivery board will contribute to make Colchester safe for this year, and to review last year, please see our

Key Priorities 2023- 2024

Annual Partnership Plan 2023 – 2024

Strategic Assessment of Crime 2021 – 2022








For further information about the Partnership, please email