Letter sent on behalf of Andrew Boff AM: The new Fire Plan for Barnet

In a previous post on this website I referred to London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore’s position on the issue of fire station closures. I wrongly stated that Mr Dismore had opposed proposals that would have led to better attendance times for his residents . I now accept that not to be the case. Mr Dismore supported those elements of the draft…

Victoria Borwick calls for greater community involvement in local policing

At today's Police and Crime Plenary, Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick will ask the Mayor to introduce a Met Smartphone app for the ‘Met Police Beat’ which allows you to follow and communicate with your Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT). Commenting Victoria Borwick said, “The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police says we need to improve technology to engage with Londoners. This app could prove to be a…

James Cleverly says the Metropolitan Police need New York style Predictive Crime Mapping

At the Police and Crime Plenary, Assembly Member James Cleverly will call on Boris Johnson to radically improve the Met’s intelligence system and introduce predictive crime mapping* in London. Commenting, James Cleverly AM said, “Money needs to be targeted at systems that can achieve more for less. Predictive crime mapping is a computer programme which allows police to turn up at an event and prevent…

Andrew Boff asks Mayor why £500k was wasted on an alleged increase in trafficking which never took place during Olympics

Andrew Boff, London Assembly Member will ask the Mayor why the Metropolitan Police was given half a million pounds in response to a misguided view that sex trafficking would increase during the Olympics. Andrew Boff speaking before the London Assembly Policing Plenary said, “Before the 2012 Games there was a great deal of hype around the idea that the Olympics would open the flood gates…

Roger Evans challenges Met Police over waste

At the Police and Crime Plenary, the GLA Conservative Group will challenge the Mayor and Met Commissioner to tackle inefficiencies and waste in the Met. Commenting, Roger Evans, the London Conservatives Police Spokesperson said, “In spite of significant savings made each year there are still opportunities to make savings in the Met. “I'm delighted that the number of police officers will increase under the new…