Wandsworth safer neighbourhood board

What is the board responsible for?

  • Hold the Police Borough Commander and the wider community safety partnership to account for the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan, crime reduction and police confidence targets.
  • To inform, influence, support or challenge policing and community safety policies that affect the communities they represent.
  • Ensure communities are more closely involved in problem solving and crime prevention. Widening engagement with previously under-represented groups such as young people and victims, allowing their voices to be heard and to influence local delivery.
  • Linking the work of Ward Panels, Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs), Neighbourhood Watch and Stop and Search Community Monitoring Groups to create a bigger picture to aid in reducing crime.


Members of the Safer Neighbourhood Board (SNB) are expected to be representative of Wandsworth communities.

Members are expected to participate fully in listening to community concerns and assisting the police and other legal agencies in tackling crime and disorder, whilst improving confidence and providing reassurance.

The following are represented in membership:

Member representation Number
Chair – Cabinet member with lead responsibility for Community Safety 1
Members of the Council (2 Majority Group and 1 Opposition Group) 3
Ward Panel member representing each of the three Local policing Areas (Battersea, Tooting and Wandsworth which includes Putney and Roehampton) 3
Businesses 1
Victim Support 1
Faith/Community representatives 2
Independent Advisory Group 1
Borough Residents Forum 1
Mental health (charities) 1

Additionally others will be invited to attend as non members, as required, in a support or advisory capacity.

About the board

Committee Paper No 14-23 outlines the consultation and formation of the SNB.

The request for all London Boroughs to have a Safer Neighbourhood Board came from London Mayor, Boris Johnson.

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