Neighbourhood Panels (5)

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Metropolitan Police Service issued Practice Advice in September 2005 to provide "Guidance on Setting Up and Maintaining Neighbourhood Panels". It is noted in the guidance that the "panel should be made up of local people whose role is to assess the local concerns, identified through community engagement and analysis".

Please provide an estimate of the percentage of neighbourhood panels that have undertaken such analysis.


Answer for Neighbourhood Panels (5)

Answer for Neighbourhood Panels (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Neighbourhood panels themselves do not undertake such analysis. Identification of local concerns through community engagement and analysis is the responsibility of Safer Neighbourhoods teams along with Safer Neighbourhoods analysts and researchers. Neighbourhood panels can, and do, assist in this process but their primary function is one of assessing this information and using their own knowledge of the community to ensure that key community issues are set as priorities for the Safer Neighbourhoods team and partners to tackle.