Safe | Secure | Resilient – Brexit Briefing

Register here to join us on Thursday 21 March 6pm-8pm at New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2JL, for briefings from DS Shabham Chaudhri and DC Richard Fidge of the Metropolitan Police and to share ideas on building a positive environment together in our neighbourhoods & boroughs.

Bring photo ID for entry to New Scotland Yard.  Allow 10 mins to clear security.  Registration by 11am on 20 March is essential.

Please pass on this invitation to others who might find it useful.

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Policing in London: consultations in each borough

police and crime planStop Press (9 Jan): Here is the draft Police and Crime Plan, the slides shown at the Lambeth consultation and the Consultation Draft, which gives details of how to provide feedback.  The deadline is 6th March.  Written responses are invited here.

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Consultations come, consultations go.  This one is on policing and crime – and a roadshow is coming your way.

We’ve all attended public meetings or filled in a questionnaire.  Those of us who’ve done plenty of both may reckon it’s of little value unless

  • the conversations are with the right people (those in public agencies with strategic responsibility)
  • local communities have already had a chance to talk through what is working, what needs to change and why
  • there is a commitment to follow up the consultation and review progress

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime – MOPAC – says

“We want your views to help shape the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan which will be published in April 2013.

It will set out how we aim to reduce crime in the capital over the next four years and what the Met Police and other agencies are doing to tackle crime.”

mopac logoThere isn’t much time between the final consultation at City Hall on 28 February and the publication date to make any changes, but there will be a chance to see what is planned and to ask how local communities will be engaged over the next four years.

How will other agencies – eg the community safety team within each local council – be tackling crime and engaging local people?  How will your borough’s community police engagement group (CPEG) be involved?  Will there be a role for local faith forums?  There is a particular focus on engaging the victims of crime – how will young people and other victims be included?

“The MOPAC has a duty to consult communities on policing in London, including getting the views of people in the area.

It also has a new responsibility to include victims of crime on matters concerning their policing and to obtain their cooperation with police in preventing crime.”

Boroughs with a Hate Crime Forum will want to see how their work relates to the new policy.

Find your borough below (the link will take you to further details) and find your local CPEG from the map here.  Would it be useful to look at this at our next meeting?  Suggestions always welcome.

  • Barking & Dagenham Barking Learning Centre Thursday, 21 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Barnet Hendon Town Hall Monday, 14 January, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Bexley Council Chamber & Public Gallery Tuesday, 29 January, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Brent Sattavis Patidar Centre Thursday, 10 January, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Bromley Bromley Civic Centre Monday, 28 January, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Camden Camden Centre Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Croydon Croydon Conference Centre Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Ealing Ealing Town Hall Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Enfield Civic Centre Conference Room Monday, 14 January, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Final MOPAC consultation City Hall Thursday, 28 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:30
  • Greenwich King William Court, University of Greenwich Tuesday, 29 January, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Hackney Hackney Assembly Hall Thursday, 24 January, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Hammersmith & Fulham Hammersmith Town Hall Tuesday, 5 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Haringey Haringey Civic Centre Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Harrow Harrow Civic Centre Thursday, 10 January, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Havering Salvation Army Centre Thursday, 21 February, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Hillingdon Civic Hall in the Civic Centre Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Hounslow Lampton Park Conference Centre Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Islington Islington Assembly Hall Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Kensington & Chelsea Chelsea Town Hall Thursday, 31 January, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Kingston upon Thames Council Chamber Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Lambeth Electric Brixton Wednesday, 9 January, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Lewisham Civic Suite Monday, 28 January, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Merton Council Chamber Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Newham Stratford Old Town Hall Monday, 11 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Redbridge Redbridge Town Hall Monday, 11 February, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Richmond upon Thames Clarendon Hall Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Southwark City Hall Wednesday, 9 January, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Sutton Secombe Theatre Auditorium Tuesday, 12 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Tower Hamlets Skeel Lecture Theatre Thursday, 24 January, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Waltham Forest Waltham Forest Assembly Hall Wednesday, 20 February, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
  • Wandsworth Public Halls Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 – 20:00 to 21:00
  • Westminster Salvation Army Thursday, 31 January, 2013 – 17:00 to 18:00

The first roadshows are on 9 January (Lambeth and Southwark) and the last (for everyone at City Hall), is on 28 February.

2012 torch comes to 6 London boroughs

The Olympic torch is coming to London just before the Games open on 27th July 2012.  Here’s the route –

Waltham Forest – 21st July

Bexley – 22nd July

Wandsworth – 23rd July

Ealing – 24th July

Haringey – 25th July

Westminster – 26th July

Opening Ceremony – 27th July

There will be evening receptions in each of these boroughs – lots of opportunities for everyone to get involved in welcoming the symbolic flame and sending it on its way to the Games!

More info here.

Let’s have a brief update on the Games at next week’s meeting.  The Olympic Truce idea is gaining momentum and has been registered under LBFN with the Cultural Olympiad.

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