Second Crime Summit to be Held

A chance to tell authorities your views about crime in the area

Following last year's inaugural Crime Summit, when more than 400 residents flocked to the town hall, hundreds of residents are once again expected to make the trip to thrash out crime problems on a street by street basis.

Last year saw the launch of two 24/7 round-the-clock beat policing squads in Fulham and Shepherds Bush town centres. This year's theme is 'Securing Your Safety' and residents will have a golden opportunity to explain to the authorities, face-to-face, how H&F can be made a safer place. Discussions to bottom out the main issues will take place in a series of 16 ward based groups.

Cllr Greg Smith, H&F Cabinet Member for Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour and architect of the Crime Summit, says, "Residents will again have everybody that potentially has the solution to their local crime problems on tap at the Crime Summit.

"We are continuing to work hard with the Police and other partners to drive crime down further in Hammersmith & Fulham. We have made good progress since last year - especially in the two 24/7 trial areas - but we need to do more. Continued input from residents is vital to getting this right. Our aim is clear, we want to secure the safety of everyone who lives or works in the borough."

As well as taking part in the ward based workshops visitors can view a range of crime prevention stalls as well as hearing keynote speeches from the Council Leader, Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh and Police Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Ali Dizaei.

This year's Crime Summit will take place on Saturday March 8 in Hammersmith Town Hall and will run from 9.00am - 14.30pm. If you would like to book a place or want more information please email or call 020 8753 2816.

Residents will also have a chance to give their views on H&F's local asset management plan. The asset management plan and consultation documents can also be viewed by clicking this link.

February 24, 2008