- ON: Thursday 29th September 2011
- TIME: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
- AT: Idea Store Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road, E14 6BT.
These meetings are:
- A chance for the community to have direct contact with the Police Borough Commander, senior Council officers and partners, to discuss KEY PRIORITIES in the community
- A platform for local people to share their experiences and views
- Opportunities to promote and raise awareness of current action being taken to address key issues
- drug dealing (20 minutes)
- anti-social behaviour (20 minutes)
- licensing (20 minutes)
- the impact of the 2012 Olympic Games on the borough in terms of crime and community safety. (20 minutes)
- Other issues that affect /impact the community (20 minutes)
|Police in Riot Gear in Mile End Park on Saturday 3rd September 2011|
- Were the actions of all those that contribute to the working of the licensing function in Tower Hamlets effective at preventing the events which led to the murder at the Broke/Boheme club (plus prior disturbances) and the identified need to revoke the licence for the nightclub at 562 Mile End Road.
- Will the property at 562a Mile End Road (see Murder nightclub premises for rent) ever again be approved for use as a nightclub?
- How effective were the Police in their regular monitoring of this night-club given past experience and the evidence identified to the Licensing Committee prior to the licence being revoked? (see Broke / Boheme Nightclub Licence REVOKED! and Resolution of the Licensing Sub-Committee re 562 Mile End Road)
- Will the Police continue to seek limits on the extent of extended hours for fast food outlets in the Mile End area given the recognised tendency for this to be associated with crime, anti-social behaviour and littering in a residential area?
- the closure of Mile End Road and
- the appearance of riot police in Mile End Park
- SEE Serious Public Disorder in Mile End and Stepney Green and Mile End Park - Saturday 3rd September
- We're very surprised to see that neither the riots nor the public disorder following the static demonstrations merit an appearance on the agenda for this meeting
- Would the level of disturbance to local people and the scope for "static demonstrations" to get out of hand (as happened on 3rd September) not be better controlled if such demonstrations were held away from residential areas?
- Would the Police agree that The Town Hall and associated car parks are a more appropriate location for such demonstrations at a weekend?
- While we recognise that use of sirens are essential at times, their use since the Public Disorder appears to have become much more frequent and much more extended. In the context of recent events this only serves to raise anxiety levels amongst local residents. Use of extended sirens at night - as has been happening - is anti-social behaviour and constitutes a noise nuisance unless use is strictly necessary.
- Are the Police prepared to be accountable for the extended and more frequent use of ALL emergency sirens used by the Police?
- See STOP excessive use of emergency sirens!
The meeting will be chaired by John Biggs, Metropolitan Police Authority Link member. The panel will include:
- Paul Rickett (Police Borough Commander),
- Andy Bamber (Head of Safer Communities, LBTH),
- Vince Fihosy (2012 City Operations Programme Director, Greater London Authority),
- Mary Durkin (Head of Youth & Community Learning, LBTH),
- Colin Perrins (Head of Commercial Services, LBTH) and
- Rachael Sadegh (Interim Drug, Alcohol, Action Team Co-ordinator, LBTH).
You can submit questions in advance of the meeting. It's more likely that those who do will get their questions answered.
To attend you MUST register by contacting the following officer on 020 7364 1613 or firstname.lastname@example.org