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New people’s police board’ set up to tackle East End’s crime

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:45 05 October 2010

A NEW people’s board’ is being set up to give the public a say on policing and community safety in London’s East End. The launch of Tower Hamlets’ new Police & Community Safety Board on November 25 is also being used by the Borough Police Commander to outline his vision’ for reducing crime and yob behaviour

A NEW people’s board’ is being set up to give the public a say on policing and community safety in London’s East End.

The launch of Tower Hamlets’ new Police & Community Safety Board on November 25 is being used by the Borough Police Commander, Paul Rickett, to outline his vision’ for reducing the East End’s crime and its yob behaviour.

The Mayor of London’s Deputy for Policing, Kit Malthouse, has been invited to speak on City Hall’s priorities across the capital.

The launch at Bethnal Green’s Oxford House community centre in Derbyshire Street from 6.30 to 8.30pm is open to the public who get the chance to meet police and question them on their practices.

The new board plans six regular meetings in the coming months to give the public a chance to have their say on police and crime issues. It is also hoping to recruit people over 18 who live or work in Tower Hamlets as members to represent the East End’s variety of neighbourhoods and communities.

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