Stronger, Safer Communities

Our Stronger Safer Communities Forum exists to share information, debate issues, and help the VCS sector to speak with a collective voice in this area.  You can read the Terms of Reference here.  If you are interested in getting involved, please email or complete the contact us form on this website.

Future meetings

The next meeting of the VCS Alliance’s Stronger Safer Communities Forum will take place on 20 June from 1.45-3.45pm at the Community Space, Roots Coffee and Community, 69 Alvin St, Gloucester GL1 3AG

The agenda will include an update on Children First from Prospects and the Getting to Good Project and Youth Engagement from Nigel Hatten at the OPCC. We will have a round table update for you to share views and discuss issues on community safety

Parking is available in local streets – please check signage and local parking regulations and there is a pay and display car park in Hare Street.

Please email if you would like to attend as places are limited.

Safer Cyber

The VSC Alliance could support the sector to be more secure online and run Safer Cyber sessions to look at issues such as IT infrastructure and malware and learn from some of the county’s leading experts. The first Safer Cyber session was held in November 2017 when Ian Maxted, police lead for the OPCC Safer Cyber presented on social media and phishing.

Minutes of past meetings

In November 2017 we discussed Strengthening Local Communities, heard news from the Criminal Justice Board and Commissioner’s Forum and updates from Hollie Gazzard Trust, the Aston Project and Gloucestershire Hate Crime. 8 November 2017 081117 SSC Forum minutes

3 November 2016 031116 SSC Forum minutes

8 June 2016 080616-ssc-forum-minutes-final

9 February 2016 090216 SSC Forum minutes FINAL

For details of earlier meetings, please email

For more information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, click here or visit their website.