Waltham Forest Community Safety Board (10)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4061
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Waltham Forest Community Safety Board have recently contacted me regarding your plans for new Safer Neighbourhood Boards. They ask that you answer the following question in detail:

Do you accept that the role of Independent Advisory Groups and Community Engagement Groups are totally different and therefore should not be merged into one single body?

Answer

Answer for Waltham Forest Community Safety Board (10)

Answer for Waltham Forest Community Safety Board (10)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There will be local flexibility on how Safer Neighbourhood Boards (SNBs) are implemented and this is likely to be covered within corporate guidelines. Although the two roles are very different, they are very often filled by the same local members of the community. You raise a very important point therefore and we need to find a way to make the various groups work together.