PCSP’s target busting Action Plan celebrated

Cllr. Roy Gillespie (Chair) and Karen Moore (Manager) of Ballymena PSCP look over the independent valuation report of the Ballymena PSCP action plan 2013-15, by Copius Consultanting. INBT05-208AC
Cllr. Roy Gillespie (Chair) and Karen Moore (Manager) of Ballymena PSCP look over the independent valuation report of the Ballymena PSCP action plan 2013-15, by Copius Consultanting. INBT05-208AC

Ballymena Policing & Community Safety Partnership is exceeding targets in relation to 13 projects implemented as part of its 2013-15 Action Plan.

The independent evaluation report by Copius Consulting showed that targets were achieved for another four Action Plan projects.

Flagship community safety projects like the Warden Scheme were highlighted and there was praise for new projects such as the Criminal Justice Worker project which supports victims of domestic violence through the court process.

PCSP Chair Cllr Roy Gillespie said: “We are delighted with the results of the evaluation. The PCSP has had a steep learning curve since the former District Policing Partnerships were integrated in 2012. I am very pleased with what we have achieved in light of that significant challenge. It is really heartening to see the differences made, especially at a time when resource cuts seem to be happening everywhere.

“I believe the positive nature of this report is a valuable confirmation of the worth of PCSPs in promoting the partnership working which can make such an immense difference to the quality of life of local residents”.

Ballymena PSNI Commander Stephen McCauley said: “Each of these projects have made a contribution to the safety of people in Ballymena. The PSNI is committed to keeping people safe. Our policing with the community ethos means working with communities and other statutory agencies like PCSPs. I am pleased that this work has been evaluated so highly.”