Neighbourhood Panels (7)

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 detail the nature of such analysis undertaken in the London Borough of Sutton.


Answer for Neighbourhood Panels (7)

Answer for Neighbourhood Panels (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Community engagement has been carried out by all of the Safer Neighbourhoods teams in Sutton using either public and community meetings, the Mobile Reassurance Unit to carry out street briefings, door-to-door calls with short questionnaires asking about local concerns, engagement with Neighbourhood Watch schemes or engagement with young people (through schools and a the execution of a borough-wide survey). The results of engagement are then analysed by the Safer Neighbourhoods Focus Desk that sits within the Borough Intelligence Unit. The desk has a dedicated problem solving sergeant, a dedicated analyst and a dedicated researcher. This team then provides a report for the Safer Neighbourhoods team to present to their panel.