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Open evening for residents to meet Ealing Police and find out about their new policing plans for the borough

An open evening for residents and businesses across Ealing to find out more about police plans for the borough is to take place next week.

The ‘A New Met for London’ is part of a series of events the Metropolitan Police are holding across each and every borough in London.

Residents will get the opportunity to find out about local plans on 8 August 2023 from 6pm-9.30pm at the University of West London. During the evening  senior local officers will present the plan and give locals an opportunity to ask questions as well as find out about the various different areas of policing and how they will be tackled. Light refreshments will also be provided during the evening.

An Ealing Police spokesperson told EALING.NEWS that residents from all of Ealing’s seven towns are encouraged to come along and ask any question they like to the senior leadership who will be attending: “Senior leaders from emergency response, safer neighbourhoods, CID, safeguarding and the HQ functions will be in attendance at the event.”

The spokesperson added: “There will also be several breakout areas to discuss topical areas of policing, giving the opportunity to engage and speak directly with police officers from various departments.”

Tickets to attend need to be reserved in advance by clicking here as there are only a limited number of spaces at the venue.

Among those attending is Ealing Safer Neighbourhoods lead Superintendent Sean Lynch who said he is looking forward to meeting members of the public.

In a statement, the Met said: “The plan sets out how we will deliver better policing as we radically transform the organisation to set our officers and staff up to succeed. We want Londoners to know their local officers and work with them to help shape their policing priorities, to reduce crime and to tackle anti-social behaviour.”

Among the initiatives and objectives which it is aiming for, the Met added: “When victims call us for help we want them to be satisfied with our response. We will keep serious violence low. We will solve more rapes, domestic violence, child abuse and other cases of predatory offending, and we’ll target the most dangerous offenders to take them off the streets before they can offend again.”

Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said: “I care deeply about this mission and I’ve been candid from day one about the scale of reform needed to make it a success. Our people want to better serve the public and have been calling for change. We want the public to trust in the work we’re doing, to see how we’re fighting crime in their communities and how we’re keeping people safe.”

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