Friday, December 21, 2012

The London Police and Crime Plan – Consultation

As you may know, Boris Johnson the Mayor of London, became Police and Crime Commissioner for the capital in May 2012.

A key part of the Mayor’s role is to produce a Police and Crime Plan, which sets out the crime reduction strategy for London for the next four years, and explains what the Metropolitan Police Service and other agencies should be doing to tackle crime in the capital.

From 7th January 2013 – 4th March 2013, the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) will be consulting with anyone who lives, travels or works in London. The final Police and Crime Plan will be published by April 2013.

With our help, they want to produce a plan that will:
  • Improve crime prevention in neighbourhoods;
  • Hold the police to account for cutting crime and boosting public confidence, whilst giving Londoners better value for money;
  • Ensure other agencies work better to deliver effective justice, better service for victims and improved resettlement to cut re-offending.

During the consultation period MOPAC will be hosting meetings in every London borough – here in Redbridge this will be on Monday 11th February 2013 from 8pm-9pm in the Lambourne Room, Ilford Town Hall. The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, and senior Metropolitan Police officers will be sharing a platform at each event to answer questions and discuss the issues.

Please be advised that the public and other stakeholders can pre-register for events from Friday 21 December 2012 at

From 7 January 2013 you can also take part in the consultation by viewing the draft plan online and completing a questionnaire at or by emailing and asking for a copy of the questionnaire.


  1. Replies
    1. The Deputy Mayor (Police & Crime) is known to pat bottoms.

  2. The links do not appear to get you to the places you need to be. I have e-mailed a person at MOPAC for a direct URL to the questionnaire and stuff.

    1. Do let us know if and when you get a reply ...

  3. The Wanstead & Woodford Guardian website reports today (29 December) that both Wanstead and Woodford police stations have been closed to the public during the Christmas period.

    In the case of Wanstead it would seem that a notice on the door gave "staff leave" as the reason for closure. Let's hope the crooks took their leave at the same time.

    It seems that no reason was stated for the Woodford closure. It is reported that the Borough Commander, when asked for the reason, said that she did not know! I wonder whether our Assembly Member will report such a crass comment to the police authority?

    A classic case of a Diploma in Whelk Stall Management.

  4. Since we can digress on this blog, I am going to hazard a guess that Morris has not seen yet the paper edition of the Wanstead & Woodford Guardian. If he had looked at the first page, he would definitely be on his high horse, about a favourite topic of his!

  5. Thanks Anne - I was aware of it from the e-edition. It is a disgrace that any resident should have to tolerate the nuisance caused by an unauthorised erection.

  6. As promised, this include details of the draft plan, community events and online questionnaire.

    The Redbridge "Consultation" is on Feb. 11th. 8p.m. - 9p.m. at the Lambourne Rooms in the Town Hall. You can pre-register by following the Redbridge Community Events links.

    1. It has now been confirmed that both the police stations at Wanstead and at Woodford have been identified for closure. That is subject to the psthetic charade of a public "consultation".

      This will do nothing for the sense of well-being, or feeling of personal safety, for residents of (or visitors to) this part of Redbridge. More importantly, it will make even more difficult the ability of residents to assist and to communicate with police on a day to day basis. What, if anything, is our London Assembly member doing about it?

      Our Borough Commander does not appear to have done much, or indeed anything, to assist residents in opposing such proposals. On the contrary all she has done (metaphorically) is to lay on her back and have her belly tickled in the furtherance of her career progression up the greasy pole.

  7. NeighbourhoodWatcher10:52 pm, January 11, 2013

    Latest news out about Fire Station closures

    Unlike Police Stations, Redbridge seems to have escaped.