Community Safety Ward Walkabouts (2018)
Community Safety services in the council continue to work with partners, including the Police and housing providers to deliver the annual programme of Community Safety Ward walkabouts. These aim to give residents an opportunity to:
- meet and speak directly to senior members of the police, council and partners about their local crime and ASB concerns
- help to identify and agree actions to improve the area
- find out how to become a ward panel member for their area and to help shape local police priorities
- see how we work together, hold partners to account and build confidence in the police and council in dealing with local community safety and ASB issues impacting residents.
A series of 18 Community Safety Ward Walkabouts were conducted during the 2017 series and a Review Report produced with recommendations for consideration and planning the 2018 programme.
We are working with partners to set 20 dates for the 2018 programme, linking them to the police’s new Community Contact Sessions, one per ward. We will look to conduct these events over the summer months (between July and September), to coincide with seasonal peaks for anti-social behaviour and crime. Residents will be invited through various community groups, to attend and share their concerns, see problem solving in action and be part of the solution.
If you would like to get involved in the 2018 programme (once dates are set), please check this page for further details.
If you sign up to OWL (Online Watch Link), we will also keep you updated on your local area and when you can come along to your next ward walkabout.
Information and action taken at previous ward walkabouts can be found by visiting:
- OWL (Online Watch Link) is used by the Metropolitan Police Service in partnership with local Neighbourhood Watch coordinators to communicate with residents and businesses across the Borough. OWL is an advanced solution for police & communities to grow and manage Neighbourhood Watch, School Watch, Business Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL provides watch members with the latest messages and local crime alerts sent by email, telephone, SMS or fax. Register for the scheme.
- Do you know what is considered as Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)?
Visit the ASB page website to find out more and how to report Anti-Social behaviour.
- To report Anti-Social Behaviour or a crime that has already happened, or to seek crime prevention advice, please call the police non-emergency 101 reporting line. Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long your call lasts.
- Always call 999 when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or in danger.
- To discuss any issues about community safety contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team by visiting the The Met Police website.
- To receive your local Safer Neighbourhood team newsletters, sign up for the group email service on the neighbourhood link website and follow your local Safer Neighbourhood team on Twitter @MPSTowerHam.