Safer Neighbourhood Team
Verbal report from Inspector John Pendleton – Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Inspector John Pendleton gave a verbal update, and tabled a paper, from the four Safer Neighbourhood Teams. The priorities for each of the four wards were:
Beddington North: anti social behaviour involving vehicles, speeding, and increased police visibility.
Beddington South: anti social behaviour, increased police visibility and youth diversion.
Wallington North: high police visibility, speeding vehicles in Parkgate and Springfield Roads and graffiti. It was explained that speed checks had taken place and, from the results, it would appear that there is a perception issue as most of the cars were not speeding.
Wallington South: increased police visibility, anti social behaviour of youths and anti social behaviour involving vehicles. It was explained that speed checks had taken place in Woodcote and Stafford Roads as well as some minor roads. From the results it would appear that there is a perception issue as most of the cars were not going above 30mph.
There was some discussion about setting up of youth panels as a means of engagement with young people and members were very interested in getting involved. Panels have been set up in the Northern Wards area and Cheam so far.
Resolved: (i) To thank Inspector Pendleton for the written information and for looking after The Grange, especially with no parks police.
(ii) To request that Inspector Pendleton enquire about councillors assisting with youth panels as they are set up.