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Tell us about your crime concerns

61The community is being urged to voice their concerns about crime at a Residents’ Question Time on Tuesday, August 18.
Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Board is hosting the second in a series of events, where residents can ask questions of Tower Hamlets Council’s Community Safety team and police.
Cllr Shiria Khatun, Deputy Mayor and cabinet member for community safety, the Met’s Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Andy Ewing, and the council’s Head of Community Safety, Andy Bamber, will appear on a panel to answer questions from members of the public.
The Board was established in August last year as part of the Mayor of London’s plans for boroughs to be more open about crime and policing.
The meeting is supported by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and will be attended by local police ward panels, Neighbourhood Watch and the Independent Advisory Group.
Local police ward panels are made up of residents supported by their local neighbourhood police team.
The event will take place at Langley Hall in Aberfeldy Street, Poplar from 6.30-8pm.
The key objective of these meetings is to allow residents to raise any crime or Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) concerns directly to the police and the council.
It will also give the police and council an opportunity to tell the audience  their plans for making the borough safer.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: “The first of these Safer Neighbourhood Board events took place on the Isle of Dogs in June where the council and police were given valuable information by the public. I urge all Poplar residents to come along to this latest event to tell us of their local issues and hear about our plans to make the borough safer for everyone.”
Cllr Shiria Khatun, Deputy Mayor and cabinet member for community safety, added: “This series of events present a useful exercise in which residents can explain their crime concerns and the council and police can respond. It also means that residents can hear directly about new initiatives to help combat crime and ASB in Tower Hamlets.