Have your say on how crime is tackled
Published: Friday 25th September 15
The people of Wandsworth are invited to quiz senior police officers and councillors on how they are tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.
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.
Everyone going to the meeting on October 6 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.
Oher items on the agenda include a review of local police complaints data and a look at how various projects funded by the SNB are coming along, 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 way, so it’s important that residents feel, and are, safe.”
Go along to Wandsworth Town Hall on October 6 at 6.30pm.
Find out more about the Safer Neighbourhood Board at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/SNB.