Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Hoxton Safer Neighourhood Team

The next meeting of Hoxton Ward's Safer Neighbourhoods Panel will take place on 22 March at 6.30pm in the Carol Young Community Hall on Cranston Estate.

The Safer Neighbourhoods Panel is made up of local Hoxton representatives, councillors, and the Hoxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team. It mets three months to discuss local policing issues that matter local residents and, with the help of residents, it sets the policing targets.

The Hoxton Safer Neighbourhoods Police Team are all based at the Safer Neighbourhood Office on Orsman Road and the team leader is Sergeant Matt Devereau.

The Team is a permanent fixture in Hoxton, not a 'quick fix' brought in to respond to local changes in crime and disorder. They have been working in Hoxton since 2006 and resident's voices are important on the panel.

The three current priorities for the Team - set at the last meeting are:

  • Anti social behaviour - drugs
  • Dangerous cycling 
  • Theft of pedal cycles
You can read the current Hoxton Safer Neighbourhood Team newsletter there.