Crime and Disorder Grant to the London Borough of Haringey

Reference code: 
PCD 238
Date signed: 
01 November 2017
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper is requesting the approval of a project proposal and expenditure plan for the Performance Reward Grant and the subsequent awarding of a grant to the London Borough of Haringey to fund the projects in the proposal that they will be leading.

Following extensive consultation between the MPS and the London Borough of Haringey (LBH), this report contains details of a proposed expenditure plan on projects over a 2 year cycle beginning at the start of the 2017/18 financial year.  

The proposals are to be delivered in the context of the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 and are aligned to meet the Plan’s strategic priorities of:  
·    Tackling violence against women and girls, and
·    Building a better police service for London through
      > tackling the crime and safety problems that most concern local residents,
      > increasing trust and confidence in the MPS, and
      > supporting Business Crime Reduction Partnerships to make London a better, safer place to work and do business.
 

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to;
•    approve the project proposal and expenditure plan for the Performance Reward Grant of £577,803
•    approve a grant of £471,591 to the London Borough of Haringey to fund the projects in the proposal that they are responsible for leading
 

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    Haringey Borough Operational Command Unit (BOCU) has been awarded a Performance Reward Grant (PRG) from the Department for Communities and Local Government, which can be used to fund projects within the local area. There are no restrictions on how this funding can be spent.  The PRG funding of £577,803 is split into capital and revenue with £211,326 available for capital expenditure and £366,477 available for revenue expenditure.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    Following extensive consultation between the MPS and the London Borough of Haringey (LBH) it has been agreed that, in line with the priorities in the LBH Corporate Plan 2015/18 and the Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2013/17, the PRG should be used to address two strategic priority areas:

·    Tackling violence against women and girls, and
·    Building a better police service for London through
      >    tackling crime and safety problems that most concern local residents,
      >    increasing trust and confidence in the MPS, and
      >    supporting Business Crime Reduction Partnerships to make London a better, safer place to work and do business.

2.2.    Project delivery will be through the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) overseen by a Performance Management Group.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    Haringey has been awarded a Performance Reward Grant (PRG) from the Department for Communities and Local Government, to be used over a period of two years from 2017/18 to 2018/19. The balance of the PRG funding of £577,803 is split into capital and revenue with £211,326 available for capital expenditure and £366,477 available for revenue expenditure.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    This report seeks MOPAC's approval to provide a grant of £471,591 to the London Borough of Haringey to fund a number of projects being led by LBH under a joint initiative with the MPS.

4.2.    Under Schedule 3 Paragraph 7 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (“2011 Act”) MOPAC may do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the exercise of the functions of the Office which includes entering into contracts and other agreements (whether legally binding or not). Making a crime and disorder reduction grant is a legally binding agreement which is justified by the fact that it will secure, or contribute to securing, crime and disorder reduction within the Metropolitan Police District (“MPD”) and this is within the exercise of MOPAC's functions.

4.3.    Paragraph 4.8 of the MOPAC's Scheme of Consent and Delegation provides the DMPC with delegated power to approve the strategy for the award of individual grants and/or the award of all individual grants whether to secure or contribute to securing crime reduction in London or for other purposes.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    The equality and diversity impact of the projects will be continuously monitored by the Community Safety Partnership with checks and balances from the Executive Performance Management Board.

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    MPS Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant request