GREENWICH SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD BOARD
Holding the police to account in a positive way
are in place in every London Borough, bringing police and communities together to decide local policing and crime priorities, solve problems collaboratively and make sure the public are involved in a wide range of other ‘community safety’ decisions.‘Safer Neighbourhood Boards’
The Safer Neighbourhood Board in Greenwich is called the Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Board (GSNB). The GSNB meet regularly to hold the police to account, in a positive way and to ensure communities are more closely involved in problem solving and crime prevention.
Topics we have covered: Neighbourhood Policing, Domestic Abuse, South-East Basic Command Unit changes, Stop and Search, Neighbourhood Watch, Burglary, Crime Trends etc.
The core functions of a Safer Neighbourhood Board are
defined as follows:
Enable local engagement with the Police;
Enable local accountability of the police;
focus on the Police and Crime Plan key principles and priorities - putting victims first and reducing inequalities; keeping children and young people safe; tackling violence against women and girls and tackling hate crime and intolerance. (details of which are can be found here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/mayors-office-policing-and-crime-mopac/police-and-crime-plan-safer-city-all-londoners
Regular meetings of the board are focused to help:
establish local policing and crime priorities
monitor police performance and confidence
monitor data about complaints against borough officers
provide assurance that a system of independent custody visiting is delivered
ensure all wards have a functioning Ward Panel
support the Borough's Independent Advisory Group
support Neighbourhood Watch
ensure the Stop and Search community monitoring function is delivered
In 2019, it was decided, that we would have an open forum, where members of the public would come an hour before the main meeting, to discuss, with a senior police officer and members of the board, their concerns regarding crime in their area. This has proved very successful and we are looking to make this a regular agenda item.
We usually meet at Woolwich Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
Public pre-meeting: Starts from 18:00hrs till 19:00hrs
Main Meetings from 19:00hrs - 21:00hrs