Epsom and Ewell Community Safety

Epsom and Ewell is recognised as one on the safest places in Surrey to live, work and study. Anti-social behaviour and crime that occasionally happens locally and from outside of the borough that impacts its community is dealt with by a multi-agency approach.

The Crime & Disorder Act 1998 requires a number of public agencies operating in the Borough of Epsom and Ewell to identify crime and anti-social behaviour occurring in their area and to devise joint working arrangements to address the negative impacts upon the community.

Epsom and Ewell Community Safety Partnership operates within the Borough on local issues and collaborates formally as part of the East Surrey Community Safety Partnership on cross borough, county and regional community safety issues.   

Statutory Partners

  • Surrey Fire & Rescue Service
  • Surrey Police
  • Surrey County Council
  • Kent, Surrey and Sussex Probation Service
  • Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

Non-statutory Partners

  • Office of the Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Roseberry Housing Association
  • East Surrey Community Safety Partnership
  • Epsom and Ewell Community Safety Partnership
  • Mole Valley Community Safety Partnership
  • Reigate & Banstead Community Safety Partnership
  • Tandridge Community Safety Partnership

     

The Community Safety Partnership has the following priorities:

Domestic Abuse

Involving physical, emotional and psychological control of one individual over another and has no boundaries of age, gender, race or sexuality. Often it goes undetected until violence, injury or even death occurs.

Anyone experiencing domestic abuse or suspects someone else is the subject of domestic abuse can find information on what to do at the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse website.

Substance Abuse (including alcohol)

Substance abuse in itself has negative health implications for the individual that can affect quality of life, development of chronic medical conditions and early death. Within a community it can destroy relationships, families and contribute to disproportionate levels of anti-social behaviour and crime.

Help is available to those who are directly involved in substance abuse and those are associated with someone who has substance abuse issues at the Health and Wellbeing Surrey website.

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

ASB is often challenging to define and resolve but is recognised as a major area of concern to the community. Below is a number of ASB subjects and what action should be taken.

Noise nuisance

Advice is available on our noise nuisance page.

Environmental nuisance

Such as graffiti, fly tipping or abandoned cars should be reported to the Council.

Neighbourhood disputes

Unless it involves criminal activity (in which case notify the Surrey Police) or the dispute involves housing association tenants (in which case the housing association will have a designated ASB officer) then mediation is the recommended remedy. The mediation service that services the Borough of Epsom and Ewell is Mid-Surrey Mediation Service, and advice is available from their website.

What to do if your report of ASB has not been addressed.

If after evidence of 3 separate reports by an individual of 5 reports by individuals regarding the same incident the appropriate agency(ies) has not considered the report and issued a response, a review can be requested. This is called a ‘Community Trigger’. Details of the Community Trigger and how to submit one can be found in the Surrey Community Trigger Framework.