Neighbourhood Panels (13)

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 must decide if the councillor should have a role in deciding the priorities as their involvement may politicise the outcome".

How many councillors have been formally so excluded from decision making on policing priorities in their ward?


Answer for Neighbourhood Panels (13)

Answer for Neighbourhood Panels (13)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The majority of Safer Neighbourhoods teams do not involve councillors in decision making. However, as per the Metropolitan Police guidance note, councillors are frequently involved and have an input into both panel meetings and the work of Safer Neighbourhoods teams at a local level.