Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Ward Panel

I am afraid I missed the ward Panel meeting with the safer neighbourhood team at Strawberry Vale, due to the Health meeting. I understand Alison Moore went, and represented the councillors. There are a number of concerns locally, and I struggle to see how Mayor Johnson's destruction of community policing, by reducing ward SNTs to 2 from 9 will improve patrolling and local knowledge. As I have said before, it is about maintaining stats, not real service delivery. I have real concerns about some areas in the ward, but I fear the new policing structure, where they all operate out of High Barnet Police Station, will not deliver it.