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Redbridge Community Crime Commission gets underway

Published: 28 July 2021

Community Crime Commission to tackle residents’ crime concerns in Redbridge gets underway

A ground-breaking exercise in tackling crime in Redbridge got underway on Thursday 24th June, with the launch of the new Community Crime Commission (CCC). The Commission will focus on key local crime concerns including anti-social behaviour, violent street crime and domestic abuse.

Chaired by Dr Javed Khan OBE, Chief Executive of Redbridge-based children’s charity, Barnardo’s, the commission will hear evidence from residents about the impact of crime in the borough, as well as gathering insight from research into the issues residents have told us most affect them. The commission will meet regularly throughout summer 2021 and generate a set of recommendations which will be presented to the Council Cabinet later this year.

The 16-strong commission is made up of residents alongside experts in the fields of policing, education and youth work.  The commission will focus on five priority areas:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs and violence
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Burglary

The crime priority areas were chosen using data from the largest ever public consultation in Redbridge’s history, in which more than 3,000 residents of all ages shared their concerns about crime.

Running alongside the CCC will be a panel of 60 local volunteers, the Community Voice, who will ensure that the views of local people are well represented.

Community Crime Commission Chair, Dr Javed Khan OBE, said:

“It is a huge honour to lead the very first Community Crime Commission in Redbridge. I’m convinced that tackling crime can only be done successfully if communities are directly involved, with local people having a huge role to play alongside the council, police, health services and other service providers. The CCC is an opportunity for us to bring all those voices together, to create innovative solutions that make a lasting difference and our communities safer for everyone.”  

The commission was delivered as part of a commitment by the leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal, Leader of Redbridge Council, who said:

“The Community Crime Commission is a key part of our commitment to tackling crime across Redbridge. We want to listen to local people, experts and the police to shape a Redbridge approach to resolving crime, making our borough safer for everyone.  

I’d like to send my personal thanks to everyone who took the time to share their experiences and ideas in our incredibly successful crime consultation earlier this year which has directly fed into the Community Crime Commission priorities. The CCC, led by the brilliant Dr Javed Khan and an incredibly talented panel of experts will empower local communities to play a lead role in how we tackle crime across the borough.”

You can find out more about the Community Crime Commission at their website or by signing up to the community safety newsletter.



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