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Islington holds first crime summit

Islington Council, in partnership with Islington Police, is hosting the summit on 22 March to launch the new Safer Neighbourhood Board and give the community a chance to help shape priorities for the coming year. 

 

Residents will be able to put themselves forward for four places on the Board, which will be responsible for managing local responses to crime problems and shaping community safety in Islington. 

 

It will give local people and victims a greater voice in setting policing priorities and help improve consultation between the community, the police, the council and other partners. 

 

During the summit, attendees will hear from key community safety leads such as Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council’s executive member for community safety and Detective Chief Supt, Gerry Campbell, Islington Police’s borough commander and special guest speakers.

 

The summit will also offer interactive workshops to discuss what is working well and collaborate on how to improve on this approach.

 

Cllr Convery said: "We’re committed to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in Islington, and that’s why we're holding the borough’s first crime summit.

 

"Our residents have a vital part to play in helping keeping our communities safe – this is a chance for them to give their views on what is working well and what we can do better.”

 

Detective Chief Supt Gerry Campbell said, "We are resolute in our commitment to tackling and reducing crime and ASB in a sustained way on the borough. We can only do this with the community’s support. I welcome this first crime summit, which is a fantastic opportunity for the public to better understand our challenges and to influence how we tackle the borough’s crime problems."

 

The event at the Islington Assembly Hall is free, runs from 10am and is open to everyone. To secure a place at the event you will need to register by emailing csputeam@islington.gov.uk and include ‘Crime and Safety Summit’ in the title, indicating whether you are attending as a resident or as part of a community organisation.

 

 

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