Published: Monday, 21st November 2016

Residents are strongly encouraged to come along to the meeting on 1 December 2016.

Safer Greenwich's Neighbourhood Board Public Meeting is being held:

Date: Thursday 1 December 2016
Time: 7.30pm to 9pm

The Gallery at The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
London SE18 6HQ

About 'Safer Greenwich'

Safer Greenwich is a new, independent organisation which is run by and for residents.

It runs the Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Boards which meet regularly to hold the police to account and ensure communities are more closely involved in problem solving and crime prevention. They also scrutinise the use of resources by the borough police to guarantee value for money while tackling the crime issues that matter most to the local community.

The meeting will provide a great opportunity for residents to hear more from their local police officers on the work they're doing in the community and discuss some of the main crime issues facing the borough.

'Greenwich is as safe as possible for everyone'

The Chair of Safer Greenwich, Eileen Glover, explains: "As the only voluntary organisation solely focused on working in partnership with the police and the local community to prevent crime, Safer Greenwich enjoys working with all our partners and residents to make sure Greenwich is as safe as possible for everyone."

'Encourages residents to have their say'

Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment, said: "The Royal Borough of Greenwich encourages residents to have their say on the crime issues that matter most to them.

"The Royal Borough has a proven track record through the Safer Greenwich Partnership of responding effectively to the needs of residents from the Public Space Protection Order in Woolwich to the borough-wide, anti-fly tipping campaign but, there is always scope to further listen, engage and improve the work we do. That's why these Safer Greenwich meetings are so important and I strongly urge residents to come along to this public meeting in December."

'Deliver on the priorities that matter most to residents'

Borough Commander Simon Dobinson added: "Engaging with residents on a grass-roots, community level is absolutely vital for building safe and strong communities with trust at their very core. The Metropolitan Police is proud to be working hand-in-hand with Safer Greenwich to deliver on the priorities that matter most to residents."