Safer Neighbourhood Board this Wednesday

Residents are invited to attend Hounslow’s Safer Neighbourhood Board [SNB] meeting this week and have their say about policing and crime in their area.

Published: Monday, 12th September 2016

Residents are invited to attend Hounslow’s Safer Neighbourhood Board [SNB] meeting this week and have their say about policing and crime in their area.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 14 September, at the Southville Community and Children’s Centre, Southville Road, Feltham,TW14 8AP, from 7pm.
At the last meeting, the SNB has decided to rotate where meetings will be held, making it easier for residents to attend and raise issues where they live that affect them directly with the board and Hounslow police.

Hounslow’s Police Borough Commander Raj Kohli, will be there to answer questions from residents on police performance in key areas of crime, how they are working with local communities to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and responding to issues raised by residents at the meeting.

The SNB board meet four times a year. Their primary role is to hold the borough police to account and scrutinise to promote a high standard of policing and the reduction of crime.

It works to identify issues of crime that are of priority and the monitoring of the policing service in Hounslow. It is made up of a cross-section of members from local communities and organisations from across the borough.

Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, Hounslow Council, said: “These meetings are aimed at giving residents information across the board on what’s going on in and around their neighbourhood with policing.

“We encourage residents to attend these meetings if they can, as they can voice concerns, issues and questions about what is affecting them in the area they live and they have the chance to put these questions directly to police, the council and other organisations.

“It is a case of if we know about it, then we can try to do something about it. These meetings are all about sharing that information.”

The SNB have also arranged for the police to hold a community meeting at the Hanworth Centre, Hounslow Road, Hanworth on Wednesday 21 September, at 7pm. The meeting will be chaired by the Police Borough Commander Raj Kohli. Residents are encouraged to attend and put their crime and community safety questions to senior police officers.