July’s Safer Hackney Roadshows – run by the Council and Police

What: July’s Community Safety Roadshows - a chance to meet and talk to Safer Hackney Officers as they tour the borough – the Police, council officers and the Fire service

Where and when:

Friday, July 2nd – 9am to 1pm –
Ridley Road Market, Dalston, E8 2NP; 1pm to 4pm – Kingsland Shopping Centre,
Dalston, E8 2LX

Thursday, July 8th – 11am to 3pm –
Broadway Market, London Fields, E8 4PH; 3pm to 6pm – Queensbridge Sport and Community
Centre, 30 Holly Street, E8 3XW

Tuesday, July 13th – 11am to 4pm – Hackney Homes, Clapton Neighbourhood Office,136-142 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QD

Wednesday, July 21st – 11am to 5pm –
Tesco, 180 Well Street, E9 6QV

The Safer Hackney team – made up of Hackney Council, Police and the Fire Service -continues to tour the borough with community safety roadshows. The people who work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Hackney, will be appearing at a community venue near you for four dates in July.

More than 200 residents came to the first roadshow at Tesco Morning Lane to get free, practical information and local advice on community safety, and the following three roadshows saw around 100 visitors drop by to meet the team. Top of residents’ priority lists were issues relating to anti-social behaviour.

Metropolitan Police statistics for 2009 show that total offences in Hackney are at their lowest since 1999, with over 1,000 fewer victims of crime last year than in 2008. And nearly 10,000 fewer victims than ten years ago. The most common issue on the agenda of residents who came to the roadshows was anti-social behaviour.

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney said: “We want to hear from as many people as possible about their priorities for a safer Hackney. All residents are welcome to come along and find out more about what we do together to keep Hackney safe from crime and anti-social behaviour and to share their thoughts on safety in their own local areas. We are here to listen as well as to inform, advise and support.”

Hackney Partnership Superintendent, Mark Bird, said: “This is Hackney residents’ chance to have their say on local crime matters. It’s an opportunity for them to tell us about their concerns and to discuss how these concerns could be addressed.”

Graham Howgate, Borough Commander (Hackney) for the London Fire Brigade said: "Although the number of deliberate fires has fallen, the number of Hackney residents who have accidental fires at home is still of concern. We want to reach as many residents as possible to give them Home Fire Safety advice."