Tackling Crime Together


Redridge Crime Commission


Independent Crime Commission

We will launch a first-of-a-kind Independent Redbridge Crime Commission led by a high profile independent chair, working in partnership with our communities to tackle crime.


£50,000 Community Safety Fund

We are creating a £50,000 Community Safety fund, to help fund Community safety initiatives like training for Street Watch.


Community Safety Fund


Enforcement Team on Patrol with Police

Enforcement Teams on Patrol

Following the epidemic of crime in the borough, and a clear lack of police resources due to £1bn funding cuts, Cllr Athwal has taken the extraordinary step of deploying Redbridge Council Enforcement Officers on street patrols at until late in the evening to increase the uniformed presence on our streets and is looking at other steps the Council can take.

Cllr Athwal personally went on patrol with the Enforcement team to show his commitment to residents and their safety. 

£4.4m investment in brighter safer LED lighting

The Redbridge Labour Council has so far invested £4.4 million in replacing every streetlight in the borough with new energy efficient LED lights. These lights will help us reduce crime by lighting up the dark nights. Given the safety concerns recently these are now being turned up to their maximum brightness to light up the night and prevent crime.

New Brighter LED Lights


New CCTV and ANPR Cameras


£1.5 million investment in CCTV and ANPR

The Redbridge Labour Council is investing £1.5m in ANPR cameras to tackle the rise in crime across the borough. These have reduced crime in other areas by up to 50% and we will do whatever it takes to reduce crime in Redbridge. As a vehicle passes an ANPR camera, its registration number is read and instantly checked against database records of vehicles of interest. Police officers can intercept and stop vehicles, check for evidence and, where necessary, make arrests.

Petition Against Police Cuts!!

Redbridge Council does not control the Police in London, but we have been continually working with the Police and the Mayor of London to increase their presence on our streets in Redbridge.

Police agree that the £1bn cut to their funding from the Conservative Government is an extreme pressure on their resources.

Please sign our petition to the Home Secretary, The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, to reverse her cuts. 

Sign the petition and share with friends, family and residents at: www.redbridgelabour.org.uk/policing


Sign our Petition!!!