SSP appoints new chair people and launches new look

Published: 30 January 2019

The Safer Slough Partnership (SSP) is celebrating the appointment of its new joint chair people, Slough Borough Council’s chief executive, Josie Wragg and Superintendent Sarah Grahame, Slough LPA Commander.

To coincide with this, the partnership has developed a new ‘look and feel’ with an updated logo and webpages to reach out to Slough residents, and raise awareness of the work of the Partnership.

Residents may have already seen campaigns around the town including Modern Slavery and International Men’s Day using the new branding.

The Safer Slough Partnership is made up of a range of local organisations all working together to create a town in which all people feel safe and secure.

The Safer Slough Partnership’s main focus is to reduce crime, violence and harm and increase community resilience so that people are able to help each other to live in a diverse, evolving and vibrant community.

As well as Slough Borough Council, partners include Thames Valley Police, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, Slough Youth Offending Team, Slough Children’s Services Trust, Slough Youth Parliament, Slough Business Community Partnership, Slough Safeguarding Boards, Slough Council for Voluntary Services, Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Berkshire Magistrates and the National Probation Service.

Josie Wragg, co-chair of the SSP, said: “One of the purposes of The Safer Slough Partnership is to bring together resources and expertise from a range of organisations across Slough and work on issues affecting our town jointly.

“Ultimately we want Slough residents to be safe and feel safe, and to protect the vibrant and diverse community that we pride ourselves on.

“To achieve this we will work together to challenge violence and help to protect people, we will work with communities to increase resilience and we will look to be ahead of the game and work to challenge any new risks to our residents, such as modern slavery.

“I am delighted to be part of the SSP and look forward to working closely with all our partners to deliver effective joint working which will benefit our residents and our town.”

Superintendent Sarah Grahame, co-chair of the SSP, said: ““A fundamental role of the Police is to keep people safe, and I am delighted to be joint chair of the Safer Slough Partnership with Josie Wragg.

“This shows the shared commitment we both have to listening to the people of Slough to identify areas that make them feel less safe, and put in place joint solutions with our partners to make Slough a safer place.

“I am really proud to work in Slough and this partnership shows the close and effective working relationships Slough has with both public bodies, voluntary sector and private organisations.

I” look forward to the exciting initiatives we will be involved in over the coming year.”

To find out more about the Safer Slough Partnership, visit www.slough.gov.uk/ssp