Agenda and minutes

Safer Neighbourhood Board - Tuesday, 19th September, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

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The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Apologies were received from Cllr Emma Supple who was substituted by Cllr Adrian Grumi


The following members also sent apologies:


Tom Mautner JP, Chair – Arnos Grove CAPE (substituted by Peter Musgrace, Arnos Grove CAPE Secretary)

Rasheeda Ali-Sevaratnam, Independent Advisory Group.

Vicki Pite

Glen Breslin







Tim Fellows (Chair) to present.


Feedback also to be provided:

·         Stop & Search monitoring group

·         CCTV Monitoring group

·         How CAPE’s are functioning


The Chair advised that this had been a period with a lot of activity happening across our Borough, with some very positive results, evidenced in the crime statistics.


The MET Turn Around Plan has now been published, the final version took into account feedback from the first draft and the Baroness Casey Report into the MET. That report pulled no punches for the MET.


Of particular interest to us, the Turn Around Plan does contain a greater emphasis on Neighbourhood Policing and the importance of visible policing with stronger neighbourhood teams.


The roll out of the plan in Enfield and the practical, visible signs of its implementation is something SNB will be closing following.


In the last quarter, the Chair attended:


·         Hate Crime Management Panel X 2

·         Safer & Stronger Communities Board

·         Whitewebbs CAPE

·         Brimsdown CAPE

·         Crime Scrutiny Panel

·         LCP2 meeting


It was confirmed that during this period the NA Faith Officer has left and the position will hopefully be filled soon.


Stop & Search Monitoring Group

The group are back to having meetings and are in the process of getting new members, with some recommendations having already been received in. Chief Inspector Karl Curran suggested that attendees need to be refreshed as there are number of cross over meetings taking place. Young people need to be engaged and he suggested visiting youth centres and a lot of work is needed to get young people to come through the ranks, perhaps something that the Young Mayor can be involved in.




CCTV Monitoring Group

Janet Marshall (SNB Vice Chair) advised that independent monitoring is taking place and is currently being updated.



How CAPE’s are functioning

Chief Inspector Karl Curran advised that the value of the current CAPE’s contact needs enhancing.  Police Officers can easily change their shift patterns to attend CAPE meetings when booked and regular dates are needed in the diaries. An invitation is sent to all chairs and councillors, who are key members and their input is significantly needed. If councillors do not attend, then the group offices need to be notified. Chief Inspector Karl Curran said he had instructed a set of guidelines be created to assist in CAPE meetings. The Chair advised that it is all currently in the Handbook but the document is too long and an abridged version suitable for Enfield be created.  A What’s App group was recommended but not everyone will be willing to join the group.



Update from Chief Inspector Karl Curran:

Chief Inspector Karl Curran provided an update on key changes in the BCU in respect of Enfield allocation of police. Within the new system it is envisaged that 14 new inspectors will be available as the workload of the current neighbourhood inspectors is too high. New map sighting allocations of officers per ward is not available yet.


There will be 700+ new PCSO’s introduced over the next three years. Every BCU (such as Enfield, Haringey etc) will gain a group of new PCSO’s, Sgts and Inspectors, Enfield being the smallest BCU in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.



To agree the minutes of the Safer Neighbourhood Board meeting on the 7th March 2023.


The minutes of the last meeting dated 7th March 2023 were agreed.



To receive the report of Andrea Clemons, Head of Community Safety and Rebecca Barnett, Community Safety Intelligence Officer.

Additional documents:


RECEIVED, in respect of SSCB Performance Management, the monitoring update report of Andrea Clemons, Head of Community Safety and Rebecca Barnett, Community Safety Intelligence Officer.


The following comments were received:


·         Extra funding has been received to tackle vehicle theft, with a joint operation taking place in Chingford next month.

·         Stolen vehicles found without a known suspect are allowed to be claimed back by the owners, avoiding the cost of pound and forensic support.

·         Police do not have the manpower to attend all vehicle theft calls although welcome the intelligence to keep stats figures up to date.  Car thieves are part of organised crime units, and use different people each time, making analysis difficult.

·         Restructure of BCU has provided a proactive “one team” on call 24/7 with good results seen.

·         One of the priorities of the Crime Scrutiny Panel is tacking violence, and more information/stats are needed. Police can provide and share live crime data. Once CAPE dates are confirmed, the information can be provided directly.

·         Further stats are available. If PCSO’s need further training to access this it can be arranged.




To note the dates of future meetings as follows:


Wednesday 29 November 2023

Wednesday 6 March 2024


The date of the next meetings were confirmed as:


Wednesday 29 November 2023 – the Board requested an slot at the beginning of the next meeting to discuss Safer Neighbourhood Plan, a new area of business and Counter Terrorism (Karl Curran to provide a powerpoint presentation)


Wednesday 6 March 2024