Residents of Barking and Dagenham can now report crime and antisocial behaviour to council enforcement and police officers at two newly designated Community Reporting Hubs.
The Hubs will make it easier for residents to report any issues by having enforcement and police officers based at the hubs in Whalebone Lane Community Hub and Dagenham Library Community Hub twice a week:
- Dagenham Library Community Hub, every Monday, 3pm to 7pm and every Thursday 10am to 2pm
- Whalebone Lane Community Hub, every Monday 10am to 2pm and every Thursday 11am to 3pm
Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to speak to our enforcement team and local police officers and these new hubs allow them to do just this.
“Residents will be able to raise any concerns they have as well as report crimes and antisocial behaviour happening in the area.”
The police and council will work collaboratively and share any information to help solve the issues raised.
Superintendent David Rhodes said: "This is a unique offering to the community where they will be able to go and speak to someone from the local neighbourhood team as well as someone from the local authority. This collaboration should see us able to reach more people and be to deal with the issues that matter to people."
The council and police launched the Hubs earlier this week with an open day for residents where they could meet enforcement officers from the Community Safety Enforcement Team, Antisocial Behaviour Team and Trading Standards as well as the police and raise any issues.
For more information on the Community Reporting Hubs, residents should head to the council website.