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Safer Neighbourhood Board

The Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Board (SNB) was established in April 2014 and replaced the former Community and Police Partnership.

Role

The role of the Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Board is to bring together the police and communities to establish local policing and crime priorities, make sure the public is involved in community safety decisions, monitor police performance and confidence, and to fulfil a range of important specific functions.

It delivers a number of projects each year to encourage dialogue between the police and hard-to-reach or vulnerable groups.

Applications to join

The SNB reviews its membership once a year for the AGM normally held in July. The majority of current board members are prepared to continue on the board, but we are also calling for applications, with a nominator and seconder, for new members.

In particular, we are looking for a member who can represent faith groups and LGBTQ+, but if you feel you represent a particular community or organisation which would benefit from membership, please do apply, and we will give every application serious consideration.

The following are already represented:

  • Police Liaison Groups
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Older people
  • Young people
  • Education
  • Business
  • Disability groups
  • Local residents

In addition, the following send representatives: 

  • Stop and Search Monitoring Group
  • Crime Prevention Panel
  • Youth Outreach
  • Victim Support
  • Multicultural Richmond
  • Local Trading Standards.

Two councillors are nominated by the Council to sit on the board.

If you would like more information, email richmondcpp.snb@gmail.com.

Public meetings

Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Board holds public meetings to discuss all aspects of policing within the borough and acts as an umbrella body for the 17 ward Police Liaison Groups.

Members of the public are welcome to attend SNB meetings, which are held every quarter at York House. There are opportunities to ask questions of the speaker and police representatives about crime and policing issues.

Twickenham station is five minutes by walking from York House, which is also served by the 33, 110, 267, 281, 290, 490, H22, R68 and R70 bus routes.

Upcoming meetings

Some details to be confirmed nearer the date:

  • Tuesday 26 October - venue and time to be confirmed

Previous meetings

View the minutes and notes from the previous meetings:

Go Girl public safety project

Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Board has launched a public safety project aimed at women and girls, which aims to empower them and to feel more confident when they are out and about in public.

The idea is to teach women how not to 'freeze' when they feel they are in danger, so many report that 'no words will come out of their mouths, their legs stop working.' The Go Girl initiative raises awareness of what we can train the human body to do, age-old skills designed to build personal confidence. A few easy exercises help by-pass this 'freeze', so the body takes over automatically, the voice comes, and the legs move again.

View Go Girl brochure (pdf, 166 KB).

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Contact

To contact the Safer Neighbourhood Board email richmondcpp.snb@gmail.com.

Updated: 06 August 2021