Police Community Consultation in Harrow

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3277
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

At a Police and Crime Committee meeting you confirmed that the 'Harrow Police Community Consultative Group' (HPCCG) should apply for funding from MOPAC as the funds were available. Why is it that MOPAC has been systematically blocking all approaches made by the HPCCG, Harrow Council and myself for funding to enable police communication and engagement in Harrow which has come to grinding halt since the last 9 months?

Answer

Answer for Police Community Consultation in Harrow

Answer for Police Community Consultation in Harrow

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC has certainly not systematically blocked Harrow Police Community Consultative Group or any other CPEG from funding. Councillor Navin Shah has been previously informed that funding for the Harrow Police Community Consultative Group was withdrawn as the group failed on three occasions to satisfy the MOPAC funding criteria.

I also know that Councillor Navin Shah recently met with my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, who advised him that MOPAC are not minded to commit further funds to a model of community engagement that is due to be replaced by a new model.

I am advised that HPCCG continues to function independently from MOPAC and the Borough Commander will address its next meeting on the 22 October.