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. (http://www.croydononline.org/lirp/report.pdf). 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.