Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader has spent an afternoon in Stocking Farm today hearing from local residents about their concerns in relation to policing.
Hosted by Liz Kendall MP and local councillor Vijay Singh Riyait, Sir Clive spoke with a large cross section of the community, to hear what they feel the biggest policing concerns are for their area.
Speaking after the event he said: “One of the really striking things I got from today was the importance the community placed on their own empowerment. They realised that issues such as anti-social behaviour and drugs can’t be dealt with by the police alone, that communities have to be part of that effort as do partner agencies.
“However, there clearly are very significant concerns particularly in relation to ASB and drugs supply. It is important that I reflect on those as we look towards updating the Police and Crime plan in September, and that we strain every sinew in addressing such issues that clearly blight far too many innocent lives.
“Making our Communities Safer is already a key priority in the plan, as it protecting the vulnerable in our society. It was good to hear from local people about what they feel should be our priorities.”
Sir Clive finished the day at the Federation of Muslim Organisations inter-faith Ifta as part of the Holy month of Ramadan. He is also planning to visit this weekend’s Caribbean Carnival meeting local people and taking a look at the policing operation behind the celebrations.
Posted on Monday 9th May 2016