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The council has been addressing concerns over safety

08 March, 2018

• THE past few weeks have borne witness to tragic events which have undoubtedly caused many residents of the borough to be concerned for their own and their family’s safety.

I want to reassure all residents that we take their safety seriously and have been proactively working to address their concerns.

The council’s new responsive security patrol has been working closely with the police and community safety teams in the borough during this challenging time.

With high-visibility foot patrols, officers wearing body-worn cameras, and an additional dedicated hot-spot vehicle, they have been successfully deployed across the borough over the last two weeks.

At the last council meeting we announced additional investment to boost this service and provide increased reassurance and support for residents on our estates.

We will invest a further £150,000 and extend the hours of the security patrol to run from 4pm until 3am. This will ensure a proactive presence as our young people are returning home from school in hot-spot areas and the ability to improve liaison with local community safety teams and the police.

The extended service will additionally launch drop-in sessions in local tenants’ and residents’ associations halls to offer residents reassurance and personal safety advice.

If anyone is in danger you should call the police on 999. If you have concerns about community tensions please contact us on: 020 7974 4444 or by email at:

Cabinet Member for Better Homes


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