Safer Neighbourhood Panels 1

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3691
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your response to Question No: 3075 / 2013 you said yet I understand that ward panels are to be abolished and will be replaced by more remote cluster based panels. In Barnet, at a recent Barnet Community Safety Engagement Group we were told that this means instead of 21 locally based panels, there will be just 4 cluster based ones. is this correct? And if so how can you say "Ward Panels continue to be the bedrock of police and community engagement", when they are going to cease to exist?

Answer

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Panels 1

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Panels 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I refer you to my response to MQ 3075/2013 in which I assured you that Ward Panels will continue to be the bedrock of police and community engagement. There are no plans to abolish ward panels.  The 21 Barnet ward panels will continue to exist and will run alongside the four Barnet Neighbourhood cluster panels.