Redbridge Action Day Team

Redbridge Action Days crack down on unlawful behaviour in the borough

Published: 18 November 2022

Tackling fly-tips, cracking down on illegal street activity, and ensuring businesses are complying with the law were all part of two recent Redbridge Action Days focused on community safety.

Run throughout the year, the multi-agency action days take place in various locations around the borough to crack down on law breakers and engage with local communities to share safety advice and information.

During the latest action days, several council teams including the Neighbourhood Team, Enforcement, Licensing, Housing Standards, and Food Safety, joined forces with the police to lead a series of community safety minded activities around Ilford Town Centre, and Ilford Lane.

Activities included:

  • Targeted action around antisocial behaviour and street crime by the borough’s Community Protection Task Force and local Police.
  • High visibility patrols supported by The Challenger – the council’s mobile CCTV unit.
  • Free personal safety alarms distributed, and engagement with the local community to discuss women’s safety.
  • Inspection of food outlets.
  • Alcohol sale compliance checks, along with general advice given to local businesses around the sale of age-related products.
  • Intelligence based housing checks to ensure properties have the correct rental licence. Fire safety checks were also carried out and advice given to tenants.

Grime crimes were also investigated including fly-tips, with the Neighbourhoods Team on hand to check and verify that commercial waste agreements were in place for a number of businesses. They were also out in the community offering advice and information to local people around waste disposal.

Both action days generated a slew of results, including a drug offence related arrest, anti-social behaviour warnings, Fixed Penalty Notices for environmental crimes and Penalty Charge Notices for parking offences.

Other recent Redbridge Action Days have also included targeted community safety activities in Barkingside and Hainault.

Cabinet Member for Crime, Safety and Community Cohesion, Cllr Khayer Chowdhury said: “As a council, we work closely with the Police and other partners throughout the year to keep our borough safe and clean for local people. Redbridge Action Days are particularly effective in supporting this work as they bring a wide range of teams together for targeted action, helping crackdown on unlawful behaviour, and delivering positive outcomes for the local community. We need residents to report crime and anti-social behaviour to the police so we can use their intelligence to target Redbridge Action Days in neighbourhoods across the borough.”

Local people can also go online to report crime and antisocial behaviour to the police via: https://www.met.police.uk/ro/report/

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