A COUNCIL is making the safety of young people and vulnerable adults a main priority in its community safety strategy.

The Pendle Community Safety Partnership, which is made up of partners including Pendle Council, police, the fire service, Lancashire County Council and the community and voluntary sector, has a main aim of making Pendle a safer place to live and work.

In its latest community safety strategy, it will focus on three main priorities over the next three years, which include keeping young people and adults with vulnerabilities safe, tackling the causes of crime through education and early intervention, and campaigns to remind people how to keep themselves and their families safe.

Locally, priorities include tackling substance misuse and domestic abuse, along with other rising national offences such as knife crime.

Chairman David Whipp, said: “Crime levels are on the rise again. This means partnership work is called for now more than ever."