Priorities and panel meetings
There will be seven meetings between June and September 2021, with each meeting focusing on a priority area.
- Thursday 24 June 2021 - First introductory meeting
- Monday 5 July 2021 - Issues specific to Redbridge and golden threads briefing.
- Thursday 22 July 2021 - Domestic Abuse. View the meeting summary
- Monday 9 August 2021 - Drugs and Street Violence. View the meeting summary
- Monday 16 August 2021 - Women's Safety. View the meeting summary
- Thursday 9 September - Anti-social Behaviour. View the meeting summary
- Thursday 13 September - Burglary and Public Confidence. View the meeting summary
- Tuesday 21st September - Commissioners are meeting in person to discuss their recommendations.
The role of the panel
- Better understand the root causes and impact of crime in Redbridge
- Embrace the local community’s voice and reflect their crime priorities
- Review and assess the effectiveness of the Metropolitan Police, Redbridge Council, health services and other community safety partners in the delivery and quality of their crime prevention and response services
- To be independent and provide recommendations that tackle the root causes of crime
- Consider other issues relating to community safety and crime in Redbridge
Crime and safety has been the top priority for residents. In 2020, we carried out surveys and local engagement sessions to listen to your concerns and find out your thoughts on how we currently tackle crime in the borough. More than 3,000 residents had their say.
From what you told us as well as local crime statistics, the Community Crime Commission focused on five priorities:
- Domestic violence
- Drugs and violence
- Violence against women and girls
- Anti-social behaviour
With each of the priorities, the panel will look at how to tackle the root cause of crime and not just the result. It will take a holistic approach with all members of the community safety partnership taking responsibility for building upon recommendations that come forward.
A huge amount of great work is already being done to support residents, businesses and workers in Redbridge. From Street Watch to the work currently underway on women’s safety and taking in the homeless during the pandemic. The panel will build upon this work and help to make a safer borough to work, live and carry out business.
To show the Community Crime Commission’s commitment, it will not stop after providing its recommendations. They will meet again a year later, in 2023, to check on the progress made and hold the community safety partnership to account.