Post- Riot Policing in Croydon likely to be raised at MOPAC meeting on 4 November

The policing of the riot torn stretch of London Rd is likely to be a major issue for discussion at the MOPAC  (Metropolitan Office for Policing and Crime)  public consultation meeting on Tuesday 4 November.

Further details and to register see

In the lead up to it Croydon Councillor and GLC member Steve O’Connell met with some concerned business owners in late September. This was followed up by a letter from  Stephen Greenhaugh, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, to Council Leader Tony Newman on 31 October. Greenhaugh will chair the meeting.

In the letter he cites the recommendation of the Croydon Independent Local Review Panel Report into the rioting in Croydon on 8 and 9 August 2011 that there should be more visible police presence. ( The report made 24 recommendations. A key question is what has been done to act on them in the three years since the riots.

A critique of the report was penned by Andrew Pelling, now Labour Councillor for Waddon, in Inside Croydon  on 2 March 2012: 

Other postings on the progress with riot compensation etc can be seen by putting riots into Inside Croydon’s search box.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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