Policing of Bushy and Richmond Parks (1)

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2014-12-09
Session date: 
December 9, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4968
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

Question

The current model for policing Richmond and Bushy parks is not working.  Shift patterns do not match visitor or incident patterns and there are no specific environmental policing considerations in the current model.  Would you commission research into how this model could work better for the effective policing of the parks?

Answer

Answer for Policing of Bushy and Richmond Parks (1)

Answer for Policing of Bushy and Richmond Parks (1)

Answered By: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

MOPAC submitted a bid to the Home Office on 8 September 2014 for future funding for policing The Royal Parks. It has also instituted a programme of meetings involving MOPAC, the MPS and The Royal Parks to discuss the priorities for the funding available and to allow us to decide collectively, in as far as is possible, what other funding might be available. These discussions are also considering how best to involve key stakeholders including friends groups and park users.