Safer Neighbourhood Panels I

MQT on 2006-07-12
Session date: 
July 12, 2006
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In response to my question last month on Safer Neighbourhood Teams (Question 1204/2006) you said setting up Safer Neighbourhood Panels is the next step, can you explain the remit of the Safer Neighbourhood Panels, involvement of local residents and how the police are to work with LAs which don't duplicate existing structures?


Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Panels I

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Panels I

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Safer Neighbourhoods Panels should be made up of local people who live and/or work in the area, or are involved in charitable work or business and have a close connection with the area.As well as local people and members of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, local authority representatives or other significant partners i.e. (youth worker or housing provider) may be involved.The exact composition of panels will vary from area to area - depending on local structures and on the issues being addressed in the local neighbourhood.The role of the panels is to review the information gathered from the community and assist the team with making informed choices as to the main policing priorities on which they should concentrate and then to monitor, review and report progress.Just as the composition of ward panels will vary from area to area, the relationship between ward panels and local authorities with existing structures will also vary.