Agenda and minutes

Safer Neighbourhood Board - Tuesday, 7th March, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, 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 were received from;  Tim Fellows, Cllr Emma Supple, substituted by Cllr Stephanos Ioannou, Superintendent Rhona Hunt, Simone Strauss (Cockfosters Cape), Vicky Pite (Chase Capre), Eddie Fraser (Haselbury Cape), Irene Wilson (Town Ward).




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 period with a lot of activity happening across the borough, with some positive results.


In the last quarter he attended the Hate Crime Case Management Panel twice, Gold Group Meeting, Safer & Stronger Communities Board, Hate Crime Forum, Whitewebbs CAPE, Crime Scrutiny Panel and two LCP meetings.


The Chair also met with the newly appointed LGBT SPOC for North Area, Rebecca Dunleavy and Sam Balch the NA Faith Officer.


Chief Inspector Karl Curran clarified that Superintendent Rhona Hunt is not leaving Enfield. The Chair welcomed the soon start of Supt Simon Beardwell to the borough.


Stop & Search Monitoring Group

Janet Marshall (SNB Vice Chair) provided a brief overview, updating members on the recent meetings she had attended. The group have been looking into their terms of reference to see what needs changing to improve Enfield. The group have been focusing on getting NFA’s down, which is currently at 75% across the Met.


CCTV Monitoring Group

Janet explained how she monitors the Claverings site CCTV independently which she can go into at any time unannounced. There is no security passes on the premises at present. Janet is due to make another visit soon to check the progress on security passes.


How CAPE’s are functioning

Attendance has been low since Covid. New members do not turn up to meetings, and some Councillors come and want to take over. The Cape Chairs commented that councillors need to be made aware of their role at a CAPE. It was suggested to trial a hybrid meeting so more people could attend, and to look at the time the meeting is held.


Chief Inspector Karl Curran confirmed all police officers are going to be issued a work mobile so will be easier to get in contact with. Staff rotations are gone which will provide each ward more stability and provide neighbourhood policing.  



Members to be made aware of their role in CAPE


Share map with ward contact details of Police Officers (Chief Inspector Karl Curran)





To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2022.



AGREED the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2022.



To receive the Partnership and Community Policing update from Chief Inspector Karl Curran.


Chief Inspector Karl Curran presented this item highlighting the following key points.


The Met’s turn around plan involves creating more trust, less crime, and High standards by being more effective, fairer, and responsive. A link has been sent to the Board to provide any feedback. The police recognised the criminal offences by officers are part of the reason for the Met needing to transform and know the service to London across a range of other areas also needs to improve.


The Met is putting a focus on neighbourhood crimes, creating more proactive units, while delivering high standards. The police aim to keep the public safe while protecting the most vulnerable in targeted high-volume areas.


Neighbourhood policing will involve all wards having 2 DWO’s and a PCSO in line with the ward boundary changes and uplift of 2 wards for Harringey. As of mid-February all wards in Enfield will be up to their allocated DWO numbers, expect for one officer. Enfield is receiving new PCSO’s and currently short of 2 PCSO’s.


Members of the Board commented they were pleased with the Met’s Plans and believe they are heading in the right direction.


Members commented that although a technical resource is coming for CAPE’s to be virtual, the expectation should remain that people attend in person, but with an availability for when necessary to join remotely.


High level crime data has shown in the last three months that violence is down by 7.1%, robbery has gone up 5.8% and burglary has gone down by 16.8%.


Cllr Gina Needs, cabinet member for Community Safety & Cohesion commented that the police have been engaging with the community by coming to events and engagement days. Members were welcome to email Cllr Needs if there was a particular CCTV camera they wanted checked.


Cllr Stephanos commented that he found the presentation very useful and insightful.




To note the dates of the future meetings will be confirmed following Annual Council on Wednesday 10 May 2023.


NOTED that the dates of future meetings will be confirmed following Annual Council.


Members requested that there not be a meeting held in December.