Hampstead Safer Neighbourhoods Panel

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4024
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A constituent has raised concerns with me that Hampstead Town Safer Neighbourhood Panel has not had a Panel meeting since April. In answer to MQ 3075/2013 you stated that Panel meetings should be held in public on a bi-monthly basis. Do you have a sense of how many ward Panels across London are not currently regularly meeting? What steps will you take to ensure that Safer Neighbourhood Police have the capacity to regularly engage with local communities?

Answer

Answer for Hampstead Safer Neighbourhoods Panel

Answer for Hampstead Safer Neighbourhoods Panel

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware that the vast majority of Ward Panels across London are meeting regularly as required.  The MPS is committed to ensuring that all ward panels meet on a bi-monthly basis, although due to a variety of factors there may, of course, be variations to this at times. There are a particular set of circumstances in relation to the Hampstead Town Safer Neighbourhood Panel, but these are not typical across the MPS.   Going forwards, Safer Neighbourhood Boards will have a role in ensuring all wards have a functioning panel and this will provide an opportunity for greater accountability of the MPS and communities for working together to deliver ward panels.

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