The Waltham Forest Safer Neighbourhood Board (SNB) had its first meeting on 24th September 2014. It is a new body, replacing the former Community Safety Board, and formed under guidelines laid down by MOPAC. Its purpose is to "...set local policing and crime priorities, monitor police performance and confidence, and fulfil a number of other important functions". Members are appointed for a period of three years, after a rigorous selection process.
Project Funding (2017/18)
The SNB works with MOPAC to recommend the allocation of annual funding for local projects which aim to benefit community safety in Waltham Forest. Ideas for new projects are warmly welcomed, and the SNB may be able to offer advice on meeting the strict MOPAC requirements:
A project must prevent crime, reduce crime or deliver police/community engagement, particularly with communities that have a poor history of engagement with police. It must be explicit in the application which of these objectives the project aims to fulfil and how.
For those applications that don’t win immediate support, in most cases it’s because the ‘what’ and ‘how’ around the objectives isn’t explicit.
The submission deadline (to be confirmed) is expected to be 6pm on 5th May.