Agenda and minutes

Safer Neighbourhood Board - Thursday, 29th September, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Email: 020 8132 1383 

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The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and introductions were made.




Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Gina Needs, (Cabinet Member, Community Safety & Cohesion), BCU Commander Caroline Haines, Superintendent Rhona Hunt, Chief Inspector Karl Curran, (A/Inspector Eren Emin in attendance on Karl’s behalf) Glenn Breslin (SNB Vice-Chair),
Irene Wilson, (Town CAPE) and Alok Agrawal (Southgate Green CAPE).



Tim Fellows (Chair) to present.


Feedback also to be provided:

·         Stop & Search monitoring group

·         CCTV Monitoring group

·         How CAPE’s are functioning


This has been a quiet period for the Chair of the Safer Neighbourhood Board.


In the last quarter he had attended the Hate Crime Case Management Panel. Unfortunately, he was unable to attend the Hate Crime Executive due to other commitments and was also unable to attend the LCP² meeting as it clashed with tonight’s meeting.


Stop & Search Monitoring Group

Janet Marshall (SNB Vice-Chair) provided a brief overview of the work of this monitoring group and updated members on the recent meetings she had attended. Lots of information is provided at the meetings and the group question and provide constructive criticism as appropriate. A new Police Inspector has been linked to the group and there are lots of plans ahead. Janet was planning to attend a new recruits meeting which would take place during the day on the 19 October 2022.


CCTV Monitoring Group

Tim and Janet provided some background information on the role of the CCTV Monitoring Group and explained that the Council had wanted some independent scrutiny of the CCTV cameras therefore the SNB provide volunteers who visit the CCTV centre in groups of two to view the cameras and provide feedback. Janet advised that she had recently attended a meeting of this monitoring group at which details of the new security passes for the CCTV Monitoring Centre were discussed. SNB members were encouraged to contact Tim or Janet if should they be interested in joining this monitoring group, for which training would be provided.


CAPES and Ward Boundaries.

In response to a question from the Chair, A/Inspector Eren Emin confirmed that all the CAPES were now working to the new ward boundaries. Eren agreed to forward details of all the new wards and CAPE Chairs to Stacey Gilmour, (SNB Secretary) in order for membership details to be updated accordingly.

Action: A/Inspector Eren Emin 


In response to a question regarding the frequency of CAPE meetings A/Inspector Emin confirmed that it was standard procedure for these to be held every three months, and this was corporate across all London boroughs. SNB Members asked if the CAPE meetings dates could be booked in advance and after further discussion it was agreed that moving forward, at least two future meeting dates would be provided at the earliest opportunity.

Action: A/Inspector Eren Emin


Concerns were raised by Vickie Pite (CAPE Chair, Whitewebbs Ward) as there had been no police in attendance at their last two successive CAPE meetings. No Councillors had attended either. Therefore, as a result of this, there had been no feedback on their priorities. A/Inspector Emin apologised for the lack of police attendance and said this should not be happening. He would look into this matter and feedback accordingly.

Action: A/Inspector Eren Emin



To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 19 July 2022.


AGREED the minutes of the meeting held on 19 July 2022 subject to the following amendment:


i)             Page 1, minute no:3 - the correct spelling of the word crime.



To receive an update from Superintendent Rhona Hunt and Chief Inspector Karl Curran.


A/Inspector Eren Emin went through the quarterly edition of the Core Script looking at Partnership and Community Policing in Enfield during July, August and September 2022. The following was highlighted:


·         The information provided a flavour of the role profiles of the teams, some of the work the teams had been delivering and the key objectives for the coming year.

·         Updates and information were provided on the following:

o   Community Tensions

o   BCU Performance Overview

o   Key Tasking’s

o   Portfolio Overview

o   Planned Operations

o   CAPE Meetings

o   Good News Stories

·         Full details for each of the above can be found in the agenda pack report.

·         An update was provided on the Portfolio Overview which included information on the following:

o   Safer Neighbourhoods

o   Safer Estates

o   Edmonton Green Town Centre Team

o   Operation Boxster

o   Project Taipan

o   Partnership & Prevention Hub

·         Safer Neighbourhoods in Enfield is broken down into 25 wards, consisting of one Inspector, seven Sergeants, 52 PC’s and 21 PCSO’s. The officers work shifts between the hours of 0700-2300 7 days a week.

·         Officers attend three monthly ward panel meetings to discuss current crime trends and listen to concerns of the local community and agree policing priorities for the coming months.

·         There are daily high visibility patrols in hotspot areas to tackle issues such as burglary, robbery and violence against women and girls as well as conducting reassurance patrols after events that are likely to have an impact on the local communities.

·         Another large part of Neighbourhood policing is dealing with long term issues within communities with a view to ‘designing out crime’ to stop it happening in the first place.

·         Information and discussions took place on the role profiles of the Safer Neighbourhood, Safer Estates and Safer Schools Teams, their key achievements in July, August and September 2022 and their Key Objectives for 2022.

·         Further information was also provided on the various police operations currently taking place which included the key objectives for 2022 as well as key achievements.

·         Information was provided on the Partnership & Prevention Hub, its role profile, key areas of responsibility and Key Objectives for 2022. 

·         Discussions took place regarding planned operations which included Safeguarding Operations, Robbery/Violence Operations and Cross Cutting Operations. Various good news stories were also shared with the Board.

·         Additional information was provided detailing BCU performance overview data for July 2022.

·         Discussions took place around this data and explanations were provided to the questions raised regarding the various figures.

·         Concerns were raised regarding the dramatic rise in ‘purse dipping’ in Enfield Town Centre as well as on public transport. A/Inspector Emin confirmed that operations were planned to address this issue, which included increased police visibility and covert operations. The transport police were on board to help tackle the increase in this crime type on public transport. Work was taking place to raise public awareness, train stations were being leafleted, lots of purse bells had been ordered and these would be cascaded to community engagement hubs via the Ward Sergeants.

·         Cllr Supple  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.



To note the dates of future meetings as follows:


Thursday 8 December 2022

Tuesday 7 March 2023


These meetings will commence at 7:00pm and will be held in the Conference Room at the Civic Centre.


NOTED the dates of future meetings as follows:


Thursday 8 December 2022 (Cllr Emma Supple submitted her apologies for this meeting)

Tuesday 7 March 2023


These meetings will commence at 7:00pm and will be held in the Conference Room at the Civic Centre.