Enforcement crackdown on Ilford Lane criminal activity
Published: 2 August 2018
Redbridge Council is working with the Police, partners and enforcement officers to crackdown on criminal activity on Ilford Lane.
Over the past weekend police officers made two arrests and issued a 48 hour dispersal order against 24 individuals from the area.
This is part of a wider operation launched on the 27 July18 to tackle the issues of drug dealing, prostitution and antisocial behaviour associated with the area.
Extra night police patrols throughout the weekend, additional enforcement officers, improved lighting, gating alleyways and installing CCTV has helped make Ilford Lane a more hostile environment for offenders.
Cllr Jas Athwal, Leader of the Council, said, ‘We want to clean up Ilford Lane for good and we are working closely with the police and our partner organisations to put a stop to the illegal activity in the area. Through improved lighting, additional enforcement officers and police patrols in the area we can disrupt and put a stop to it.
We are getting tough on crime and want to create a ‘ring of steel’ around the borough to protect our residents and make Redbridge a better place to live.’
Recently Redbridge council consulted with residents on proposal for a PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) which included on the spot fines for attempting to procure the services of sex workers or harassing people on Ilford Lane and the surrounding area. The PSPO is likely to go live before the end of August 2018.