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1 What Matters to our Communities
Sgt Paul Dunn MBE Metropolitan Police

2 Involving the Community

3 Insanity Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein











14 Community Problem-solving

15 Policing environmental issues

16 Involving local people

17 Everybody wants to feel they are heard
Finding Commonality Everybody wants to feel they are heard Young people have the same fears as adults Everybody wants a safe, clean and healthy place to live

18 Local concerns

19 Serious about community involvement?

20 - Invest in the delivery
Meet and work with people where they feel safe and comfortable Respond to the needs and abilities of the individual when devising methods Make meetings and focus groups dynamic,rewarding and fun Support the communities to take an active role or a passive role as appropriate Offer residents incentives and rewards for offering their time

21 Are we prepared on the ground ?

22 Not a gift - training needed please
Group work It’s about engagement and/or consultation Understanding and relating to young people and hard to reach communities Problem solving approaches Understanding the roles, powers and provisions of local service providers Give them a voice and learn to listen

23 Who said this ? Main concerns -fear of crime, bullying, vandalism, poor lighting and dog mess What we believe would improve our environment is –getting rid of drugs, gangs, violence. alcohol, dirty play areas, derelict buildings and What we also want – more friendly police and PCSOs, trustworthy loyal and kind people, nice gardens, more activities, Litter free and uncluttered streets and a decent neighbourhood watch. More sports activities, better and safer public transport and people who listen. Shops and restaurants that sold quality foods No fly-tipping or graffiti, more flowers

24 Answer- Young people

25 Value their commitment

26 Really hear what communities are saying
Don’t presume we know best Help join communities - not divide Give communities back their roles and responsibilities Speak in a language we all understand

27 Think what you write!

28 Welcomed to our world! Dumped Materials Dumped rubbish Hazardous waste
Empty houses

29 Responsible Retailers Agreements Community Reparation Orders
Innovative examples Responsible Retailers Agreements Community Reparation Orders Reparation Agreements for Graffiti Community Watch Beat sweeps Chewing Gum Boards Neighbourhood Agreements

30 Project Manager

31 Developing a Neighbourhood Agreement
Neighbourhood Agreements are set up to empower communities to understand partnership working, to identify shared and individual responsibilities and to participate in local decisions regarding local issues

32 A Neighbourhood Agreement
Improving Services for all Instilling responsibility and accountability Educating communities Establishing communities have to play their part and be part of the solution Service providers seeing the community as equal partners

33 Will build a cohesive community
Being a good neighbour To increase a sense of community spirit To increase satisfaction of local residents in the area they live To promote and develop community cohesion To tackle locally identified ASB and nuisance To develop community considerations for each other To require the community to take responsibility for their behaviour, their children’s and the welfare of children within the community To instil responsibility within residents for promoting a cleaner and greener environment To keep pets under control To develop a confidence within the community to report more crime and ASB Will build a cohesive community

34 Case study : Perry Vale ward, Lewisham
The communal gardens at the rear of Elsinore Road had been a place where household refuge and unwanted furniture had been dumped for a number of years. The communal gardens were heavily overgrown and afford cover to the local youths and associated ant-social behaviour. The Perry Vale Safer Neighborhoods team identified that this area would benefit from the Capital Clean-Up Campaign and Community Payback scheme. On Saturday 31st March 2007, offenders undertaking community orders aged between 16 and 30 started the mammoth task of site clearance. The project was completed in June 2007 and reported crime in this area has reduced significantly greatly improving the quality of life for local residents The before and after photographic evidence shown on attached slides demonstrates the problem and clear benefits after the clean up activity This project featured in the Capital Clean-Up Campaign 2007 DVD Film

35 Before community payback

36 Before community payback

37 Before community payback

38 Before community payback

39 After community payback

40 After community payback

41 After community payback

42 After community payback

43 Community Payback Community payback helpline


45 Mob. 07733 014962
Thank you Mob Action line

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