Anti-social behaviour and the night time economy in Havering

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2110
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In 2015, Havering Council and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) won the international Herman Goldstein Award for excellence in problem-orientated policing for their work reducing anti-social behaviour in the night time economy. How will MOPAC and the MPS take the lessons learned from Havering's approach and expand this to suitable areas across London?

Answer

Answer for Anti-social behaviour and the night time economy in Havering

Answer for Anti-social behaviour and the night time economy in Havering

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This kind of partnership work between local authorities and the MPS is crucial in tackling anti-social behaviour in the night time economy, as well as violence and other crimes. London has some of the most vibrant and dynamic nightlife in the world and it is in everyone's interest that the night time economy is safe and secure, and I value the partnerships that are led by police, local authorities, business, Business Improvement Districts and others to work together.

The night time economy can bring significant challenges for crime and anti-social behaviour affecting businesses, visitors and residents. The violence and other crime that affects some of our communities, often fuelled by alcohol, leaves many people put off from sharing in the opportunities that the night time economy offers.

In my Police and Crime Plan, I set out that that MOPAC and the MPS will work with London's Night Czar, Transport for London, London's boroughs, the business community and other partners to make London's night time economy safer.

Also, following consultation, my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and I have been clear that anti-social behaviour should be a priority across London, and this is reflected in my Police and Crime Plan.