Cuts to Community Road Watch funding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17407
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent has been told by their relevant Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) contact that: “there has been a big change in the way Community Road Watch (CRW) operates, which has been agreed between the Met Police and Transport for London (TfL) who fund the scheme. Until further notice the scheme will only be able to accommodate 2 watches per borough per month. Additionally, each session is only allowed to be between 30-45 minutes duration.” Your Vision Zero action plan said you would support local interventions including enforcement, so why are you cutting back Community Road Watch?

Answers

Cuts to Community Road Watch funding

Cuts to Community Road Watch funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response. Please be advised that there may be some delay as the information also requires input from functional bodies.

Cuts to Community Road Watch funding

Cuts to Community Road Watch funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This appears to be a miscommunication. There has been no reduction in the offer of  Community Roadwatch (CRW) schemes in London. The Metropolitan Police Service has simply made some administrative changes in the back office. Community RoadWatch is a vital element of my Vision Zero Plan and empowers local people to take control of their streets and help tackle speeding and anti-social driving.

CRW sessions will last 30-45 minutes as this has been found to be the effective duration for activity.