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Gordon Brown's speach at Labour Conference

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:26 pm
by Rekhmire
Monthly Neighbourhood Priority meetings as part of Neighbourhood Policing?

Is it possible to solve all problems within a month?

Re: Gordon Brown's speach at Labour Conference

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:36 pm
by baronsmirnoff
We have been holding these monthly meetings for 5 years

Re: Gordon Brown's speach at Labour Conference

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:45 pm
by Rekhmire
baronsmirnoff wrote:We have been holding these monthly meetings for 5 years
Do you mean monthly surgery's or public meetings? We have several surgery's a month, but a public meeting every three months where there is a member of Supervision present. It's following these that the priorities are set for the next three months. Then the public are updated with the the progress each month via a monthly newsletter.

Re: Gordon Brown's speach at Labour Conference

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:52 am
by baronsmirnoff
Monthly Neighbourhood Priority meetings, were a panel of people from all areas of the Ward, businesses and faith groups met every 4-6 weeks at the local hospital to be presented with our crime figures since last meeting, to set our priorities and to get feed back on what we are doing about them and talk about any issues that concern them.
We then send out the minutes to the panel who feed back to their communities

Re: Gordon Brown's speach at Labour Conference

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:46 am
by JEA
We've been holding these meetings for years, along with Surgeries. They're crap. The same people with a bee in their bonnet turn up each time to make sure their interests are looked after, you just don't get a true representation of people's feelings on the area.

We're doing street consultations now. We letter drop a street (or get NHW to do the posting) to say that next Thursday at 7pm we'll be sat in the street for an hour in our marked mobile office-van thing, come and speak to us. We do about 3 streets a month. We also have a consultation slip that we give out at all the victim visits, H2H, church fates etc. that they can fill out with what they want the priorities to be and return to us there and then or by post or to our NPT letter boxes stationed in the local community centres. We've also had them printed in the local free magazine, along side the NPT article we put in there, so they can cut it out and send it in.

To be honest, I don't like the street consultations. They're poorly attended and eat up a lot of our time. I do like the consultation slips as you cover a wide and diverse proportion of the area, rather than just the busy-body's who come to meetings.