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Chair's Welcome to preliminary session covering LCPCG business


The LCPCG Chair, Jackie Addison, welcomed everyone to the meeting.  She noted that the next meeting of the LCPCG would be the presentation of the Annual Report as well as hosting elections for the S N Board “Community Board Member” positions.  The minutes below are shown in the order of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.


Apologies and Note of Absences


From the Shadow Board

Cllr Pauline Morrison, (Lewisham Council substituted by Cllr Daby), Mahad Abdullahi, (LCPCG Strategy Group), Gordon Glean, (LCPCG Strategy Group), Sue Lemos, (Lewisham Pupil Ambassadors), Nigel Long, (Equaliteam Lewisham)

LCPCG members

Cllrs Obajimi Adefiranye, Marion Nisbet and Crada Onuegbu, Siva Pillai - LEMP, Joan Ruddock MP, Sian  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.


LCPCG Membership pdf icon PDF 56 KB

The Strategy Group are recommending that the LCPCG should agree six Membership applications and the LCPCG are also asked to note the report on other changes to LCPCG’s Membership. 


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The meeting noted the report on changes to the LCPCG membership and accepted the following six Membership applications:

Action for Community Development              Grove Park Ward Panel

Telegraph Hill Ward Panel                    New Cross Ward Panel

Lee Green Ward Panel                          Blackheath Ward Panel

The Chair noted that these 6 groups will now  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.


Minutes of previous LCPCG meeting pdf icon PDF 125 KB




The minutes of the previous LCPCG meeting, held on 3 Dec 2013 were agreed. 



Introduction to FIRST SESSION OF SHADOW BOARD - Board Members only pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Please note that during this session questions will only be allowed from Members of the Shadow Safer Neighbourhood Board.



Sitting on the Shadow Board:                            

Cllr Jackie Addison                       LCPCG Strategy Group

Royston John                                 LCPCG Strategy Group      

David Michael                                LCPCG Strategy Group

Phil Turner                                      LCPCG Strategy Group

Nico Springman                            Ward Panel Forum Chair /LCPCG

Martyn Grover                              Representative from Business Community / LCPCG

Emmanuel Imuere                      Stop and Search Group Chair/ LCPCG  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Reports on Policing - Lewisham Borough Commander pdf icon PDF 481 KB

Members of the Board will question Borough Commander Russell Nyman of Lewisham Police on the attached reports.


MOPAC provided the reports, the first covers Crime Statistics, Confidence and satisfaction figures and ASB as reported to police (London wide figures only – Lewisham figures expected next time).  We were also expecting  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.


MOPAC submitted a report on basic policing and crime statistics, and supplied (non-customised) figures on Complaints and Stop & Search.  The Chair noted that these had arrived later than agreed, and that the Complaints and Stop and Search figures were not intended for this type of meeting and we had expected  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Neighbourhood Watch - Chief Inspector for Neighbourhood Policing pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Ch. Insp. Stuart Bell has submitted a report on the status of Neighbourhood Watch in Lewisham, and will be questioned by Members of the Shadow Board.



Ch. Insp. Stuart Bell submitted a short report and was questioned by Members of the Shadow Board.  Subjects covered included

·         Possible Volunteer turnover after 8/9 years

·         Support provided by Police officer and PCSOs

·         High levels of NW in areas were SNT historically took strong interest



Independent Custody Visitors Panel pdf icon PDF 45 KB

The London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) have submitted a report on the work of the Independent Custody Visitors Panel in Lewisham.  We hope that there will be someone available to answer questions from Members of the Shadow Board.



MOPAC submitted a report on the work of the Independent Custody Visitors Panel in Lewisham.  They did not send an officer to answer questions, but two members of the volunteer Panel were present and Ms Mahil, their chair, agreed to take questions from the Shadow Board.   Subjects covered included  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Community Payback - SERCO pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Anastasia Clarke and Gary Hewitt from SERCO Community Payback have submitted a report and will be questioned by Members of the Shadow Board.



Anastasia Clarke, Gary Hewitt and Alton Gibbs from SERCO Community Payback submitted a report on (adult) community Payback in Lewisham and answered questions from the Shadow Board.  Subjects covered:

·         Initial reports of SERCO scheme and changes as a result

·         Reassurance about safety and appropriate placements dependent on risk

·         Request for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


Safer Neighbourhood Board Fund - proposals & review of local projects

The LCPCG Chair will give the meeting an update on the MOPAC Safer Neighbourhood Board Fund.  There will be a joint pot of £1million available for all boroughs to bid for.



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Local Policing Update from Borough Commander pdf icon PDF 55 KB

The Borough Commander, Russell Nyman, will give an update on significant policing changes or initiatives in the borough – including TASER and any firearms usage since the last LCPCG meeting.




Mr Nyman told the meeting that his current deputy Supt Mickey Gallagher will shortly be moving to Brent and Supt Neil Evans will become the new deputy.  He also explained that MOPAC have asked police to carry out an audit on Contact Points after extremely low usage.  He specifically asked  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.


SECOND SESSION OF SHADOW BOARD - Questions from the Audience

This session is intended for members of the audience to ask questions relating to the reports above, or other issues relating to policing and community safety in the borough.



At 9.40 the second session of the meeting opened: 

The audience asked questions which were answered by the panel and by police relating to the following topics:

·         Funding for No cold calling zones

·         Ask that Commendation process also be promoted with Complaints

·         Can MOPAC policing figures show also rates per  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.





The Chair reminded everyone that this meeting was a trial for the new Board and was held to test the concepts and to see how it will need to be improved.  The audience were asked to complete and return the feedback forms which were distributed at the door.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12a


Notice/Poster for meeting pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Attached is a poster for this meeting – LCPCG members are asked to distribute within their organisations and/or display on community noticeboards, websites, etc.



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Feedback form pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Audience members are asked to fill out this form and give their feedback on the meeting including the written reports and data.


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