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The second in a series of public meetings on crime will be held in Edmonton on 8 December and will be followed by a community weapons sweep.

Led by Enfield Council, the ‘Staying Safe this Winter’ event will take place at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, at 10am to 12pm and is intended to be a follow-up to the extremely well-attended meeting on crime held in July.

The public meeting is open to all residents of Enfield and no pre-registration is required. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Cohesion, Cllr Nneka Keazor will lead the discussions and representatives of the police force will also be speaking.

Cllr Keazor said: “The meeting on 8 December is an opportunity to continue the dialogue with residents that started in the summer and to learn more about the concerns of the community. The violence seen on the streets of London recently has horrified us all. Enfield Council is absolutely committed to working with the police and all other partners to make Enfield safer for everyone. We know residents are deeply worried about the increase in violent youth crime and we know more needs to be done, particularly with regards the number of police officers in Enfield.”

Enfield Council funds 16 police officers out of its own budget – despite significant government funding cuts – and spends over £1 million a year on a range of security cameras including 352 community safety cameras, many of which are in the Edmonton area.

The community weapons sweep will give attendees the opportunity to engage with police officers, Council officers and other members of the community. It will take place on a nearby council housing estate following a full briefing. Anyone can get involved although under-18s must be supervised. Those requiring assistance should make themselves known to Council staff. The sweep will be on ground level for ease of access. All are welcome.

Source:  new.enfield.gov.uk/news-and-events/invitation-to-meeting-on-crime

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