Limavady Councillor Micheal Coyle takes PCSP chair

Limavady Councillor Michael Coyle has taken the Limavady Policing and Community Safety Partnership chair for the PCSP’s last year before it amalgamates with the three other Councils within the new Causeway Coast and Glens Council.

He takes the place of outgoing chair, Councillor Alan Robinson.

PCSPs exist in all current Council areas and came as a result of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

The Limavady Partnership (PCSP) was established in April 2012, bringing together the work of the former Community Safety Partnership (CSP) and District Policing Partnership (DPP).

It is facilitated by Limavady Borough Council and overseen at regional level by Department of Justice and Northern Ireland Policing Board.

Alderman Coyle is looking forward to a busy year ahead of the implementation of RPA.

“It is a privilege to take the chair in this very important year,” he said.

“I served as the chair of the DPP previously, but the functions and work done by the PCSP is completely different, so I am looking forward to fresh challenges.

“The work Limavady PCSP has done to date has benefited our community enormously and we are looking forward to continuing this delivery before April next year, with the aim of laying strong foundations going forward into the new administration.”

Membership of PCSPs includes elected members and publicly appointed, independent members, as well as statutory organisations that have a role in reducing crime and tackling anti-social behaviour.

Limavady PCSP is tasked with the formulation and delivery of a strategy that reflects and addresses the needs of local people.

The PCSP aims to deliver safer, shared and confident communities across the Limavady Borough Council area.

If you would like to know more about the work of Limavady PCSP, please contact 777 60304 or write to Limavady PCSP, Council Offices, 7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 0HA.