Have You Say On How Local Crime Is Tackled

Safer Neighbourhood Board meeting on October 6th

Wandsworth residents are invited to quiz senior police officers and councillors on how they are tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.

Everyone going to the meeting on October 6th will get a briefing on crime, disorder and general policing issues and will get the chance to take part in a ‘Question Time’-style question and answer session with those responsible for keeping Wandsworth safe.

Other items on the agenda include a review of local police complaints data and a look at how various projects funded by the SNB (see below) are progressing, include a project to engage young people, more support for Neighbourhood Watch, an expansion of the Volunteer Police Cadets and a scheme to reduce moped theft. 

The board is especially keen to see young people, businesses and representatives from the borough’s Ward Panels and Neighbourhood Watches at the meeting. Refreshments will be available.

Cllr Jonathan Cook, the council’s spokesman on crime issues, said, “The Safer Neighbourhood Board is crucial in holding the police and the council’s Community Safety Unit to account and this annual public meeting gives local people a chance to air their views and concerns and know they are being heard. Wandsworth has the lowest crime rate in inner London and we want to keep it that wayOctober 1, 2015rdquo;

The Safer Neighbourhood Board (SNB) holds the borough’s police commander and the Community Safety Partnership to account. It ensures crime reduction targets are being met and influences future community safety policy in the borough. It is also a crucial forum to ensure the borough’s residents can influence how crime is dealt with in their community.

The meeting is at Wandsworth Town Hall on October 6 at 6.30pm.

Book your place here.

Find out more about the Safer Neighbourhood Board here  

September 29, 2015