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Metropolitan Police Authority (National): GLA and MPA Crime and Community Safety Roadshow: Working with local communities to tackle violent crime

Press release   •   Jun 09, 2011 11:31 BST

Kit Malthouse AM, Deputy Mayor for Policing and chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), is setting out on a third round of roadshows to highlight how the Mayor’s key strategies are working to protect local communities across London.

Crime and community safety remains the Mayor’s top priority. In the forthcoming months changes are set to be introduced in London with the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill replacing the MPA with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC). This new round of roadshows is an opportunity to discuss these changes, outline a vision for working with local communities across the capital to tackle violent crime, and provide an update on the Mayor’s key strategies:

- Met Forward 2: The MPA’s revised strategic plan for the Met, which includes improving the safety of town centres and public transport and tackling gangs, knives and weapon dogs 
- Time for Action: the Mayor’s programme to offer better life chances to young people who might otherwise be caught up in crime or violence
- The Way Forward: the Mayor’s violence against women strategy to tackle a range of serious and often un-reported crimes that impact on women in all parts of society
- The Right Direction: the Mayor’s priorities for improving safety for transport and travelling, covering travel on public transport, cycling, road safety and walking

Kit Malthouse AM, Deputy Mayor for Policing and chair of the MPA, said:
“Together with the Mayor I remain dedicated to tackling the causes of violence across London. It is our intention that these roadshows will provide the public with a way of contributing to the question of how we address violent crime and put into action effective and focused delivery.

“We all recognise the ongoing financial landscape provides real challenges, so all partners, with input from our local communities, must work determinedly to identify those initiatives that really work to prevent and reduce violence.

“This new round of crime and community safety roadshows takes place as we are preparing to implement a new regime of accountability for the delivery of policing. The new Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC) will ultimately be accountable to Londoners for the delivery of policing in the capital and we will be discussing the benefits this shift will bring to promoting and protecting community safety.”

Members of the audience will be invited to put their questions on crime and community safety to Kit Malthouse, and either Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing Ian McPherson or Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Kavanagh.


Notes to editors

1. Dates and venues
South West London: Thursday 9 June 2011
Croydon, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston 

South East London: Wednesday 15 June 2011
Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Bexley, Bromley 

North and Westminster: Thursday 16 June 2011
Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Westminster 

North West London: Wednesday 6 July 2011
Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea, Brent 

North East London: Monday 11 July 2011
Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets

2. The booking form for the roadshows can be found at:

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