Community safety


Pay a fixed penalty notice (FPN)

If you have been issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) due to a breach of a Public Spaces Protection Order or Community Protection Notice, you can use our online payments system to pay the fine.

This is for offences such as breach of a Public Spaces Protection Notice, Community Protection Notice, or Environmental Enforcement Notice.

This should not be used for payment for parking fines, which can be paid for on our parking fines page.

Community Safety Team

The Community Safety Team sits within the remit of the Trafford Community Safety Partnership.

Our focus is:

  • To work together so that people feel safe and are safe in Trafford
  • To focus on the prevention and reduction of offending and re-offending
  • To support local communities and neighbourhoods to prevent and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
  • To protect members of our community who may be vulnerable to crime

Our priorities

The Community Safety Partnership has 3 key priority areas which are:

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Neighbourhood Crime
  • Anti-Social Behaviour

How we work

In order to ensure the Community Safety Team achieves the above we work on a locality based model, which enables our team to base staff in the heart of communities throughout the Borough of Trafford. This approach ensures that we work with communities to develop ideas to tackle anti social behaviour, and place enforcement at locations that are responsive to residents needs.

What we assist communities with

The Community Safety Team covers a wide range of areas including:

If you are having a dispute with your neighbour, your landlord may be able to help if you are a social housing tenant. If you are a private occupier, we may be able to assist you by providing you with details of mediation organisations in the Greater Manchester area. If you are in receipt of means tested benefits, we may be able to help fund part of this.

Noise Nuisance can be reported to our Noise Pollution team.

We have also produced a good practice guidance document which we are piloting in Altrincham to help with disputes over busking.

How we can work with you

We believe in working with communities to tackle social issues. By working in this manner we ensure we meet the needs of local people & embed skills in communities.

Voluntary and community sector grants

Voluntary and community groups are invited to submit an application for a grant of up to £10,000 to support community based projects which contribute to the Standing Together priorities which are:

  • Keeping people safe
  • Reducing harm and offending
  • Strengthening communities and places

Round 1 applications are now open  and close on 30 June 2023.

Contact us

Campaigns and events

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) propose to deal with a particular nuisance in a particular area that is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life for those in the local community. It can prohibit certain things or require specific things to be done.

Relevant documents

Violence Reduction Strategy

This sets out how we are working in partnership across the borough to prevent and respond to serious violence. Read the Violence Reduction Strategy.

Alley gating, keys and repair

Lockable alley gates on alleyways behind or next to houses help prevent burglary, fly-tipping crime and disorder and antisocial behaviour.