The South Cumbria community safety partnership plan has been approved by councillors.

South Lakeland councillors have approved the new South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership Plan for 2019/20.

The approval is a recognition of the effective collaboration between South Lakeland District Council (SLDC), Barrow Borough Council, Cumbria Police and partner agencies including Safer Cumbria.

The CSP aims to reduce crime and enable local communities to remain safe and reassured, without fear, or threat, of crime.

Councillor Suzie Pye, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Financial Resilience, sai that South Lakeland was one of the safest places in the country but could be safer.

Cllr Pye said: “The plan identifies clear aims and objectives, and crucially it sets out practical ways of delivering on those five priorities.