Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Tuesday 28th November- attending the Waltham Forest Police Commendation Ceremony and then speaking at the Tower Hamlets Labour Party Campaign Fundraiser 
  • Thursday 30th November - helping to host a fundraising quiz for Sarcoma UK.
  • Friday 1st December- attending parliament to support the parliamentary constituencies amendment bill and then attending the public meeting on crime and anti social behaviour in Walthamstow. Details below. 
  • Saturday 2nd December - attending the Barncroft Christmas Fayre and then the Side by Side Refugee Fundraiser at St Marys Church.

Crime in Walthamstow: Letter to the Mayor's Office, Acid Attack Consultation and Public Meeting

This week I have written formally to the Deputy Mayor for Policing to ask for her assistance to ensure Walthamstow has the community policing it needs in the months ahead to tackle gang crime. If you would like to see this letter and my request for their help you can see it on my facebook page here. Please do follow this page for updates on issues such as this during the week between these e-newsletters.

In addition to extra police on our streets and in light of the recent rise in acid attacks, there is now growing support for the introduction of a new offence preventing the sale of products with the most harmful corrosive substances to under 18s. This is intended to be similar to the existing knife legislation and is in response to the significant proportion of known offenders who are under 18. Introducing this offence would make it harder for under 18s to obtain products containing the most harmful corrosive substances that are of particular concern and which are being used as weapons to inflict serious harm and severe life changing injuries. You can comment on these proposals here.

On Friday 1st December, I will also be attending a public meeting in Higham Hill, organised by Cllr Karen Bellamy, with the Leader of Waltham Forest Council Cllr Clare Coghill and Borough Commander Richard Tucker. The meeting will take place at Whittingham Primary School and doors will open at 6.30pm.