Agenda item

Community Safety - Briefing on 'Always an Alternative'

Report of Exectuive Director, Operational Services



The Head of Communities introduced this item and was accompanied by Angela Greenwood and Anthony, CEO of ‘Always and Alternative’. A presentation was given on knife crime awareness which outlines local context, data on knife homicides, violence reduction unit, weapons disposal options and the tree of opportunity.


Members gave comments and asked questions. Responses were provided surrounding knife bins, stab proof bests, peer group pressure, impact of social media, educating young people, youth services and the possibility of adding knife crime onto the future work programme.