Brick Lane

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Mayor encourage the setting up of a special team dedicated to the policing of Brick Lane?


Answer for Brick Lane

Answer for Brick Lane

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Decisions about policing levels for Brick Lane are operational policing matters for the local borough commander.However, as a busy area with a thriving market I would expect the police to be considering and regularly reviewing the level of resources needed. I understand the area already attracts significant attention from local agencies, and benefits from a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Team. Decisions about resource needs are best made at the local level, with the police working closely with local businesses, residents groups and the local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.