East Ilford Betterment Partnership

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Clementswood Ward - Ilford Town Centre and Ilford Lane Operations

Clementswood Ward - Ilford Town Centre and Ilford Lane Operations


Clementswood Safer Neighbourhoods Police Team assisting at a High Road Baptist Church community event. 

Here is an update EIBP has obtained from the Local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams that illustrates the hard work they are putting in place to make our community safer for Residents.  In the new year we hope to organise a crime meeting at Clementswood Community Centre, to discuss the huge increase in violent crime we have seen locally over the last 6 months. Please look out for an email at the start of 2018:

Good Afternoon,

We are writing to you to provide an update on what work has been happening on Clementswood Ward and on surrounding wards in recent months.

An operation in Ilford Town Centre commenced in September 2017 by Ilford Town Centre Team in response to increasing reports of drug dealing and associated criminal activity.

  • The operation also focuses on vulnerable people caught up in this criminal activity
  • The operation has been run in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge Local Authority and British Transport Police
  • Outreach work and support is being provided jointly with Redbridge Social Services
  • There have been over 70 arrests and prosecutions since the operation commenced
  • 12 arrests have been for drug supply offences
  • 8 arrests for weapons - 5 knives, 2 baseball bats, 1 knuckle duster and 1 imitation firearm
  • A number of other arrests have been made for offences such as Robbery, Burglary, Drug Possession etc.
  • The operation will continue over the Christmas period up until the end of 2017
  • Any members of the public with information relating to the operation are asked to contact Ilford Town Centre Team on 0208 345 3464 or alternatively Crime-stoppers on 0800 555 111
  • Associated anti-social behaviour in the Ilford Lane area was also targeted.
  • The operation has been run in partnership with Barking & Dagenham police, London Borough of Redbridge Local Authority and outreach workers.
  • Since the operation began there have been 40 arrests and 37 cautions for prostitution.
  • In the locality of the operation (Loxford ward) during August 2017, the following crime reductions were achieved compared to August 2016: All crime = 21% reduction, Robbery = 33% reduction, Sexual offences = 50%, reduction, Violence against the person = 21% reduction.
  • A survey of local residents and business owners conducted at the start of the operation and repeated October 2017, indicates a substantial increase in police confidence in dealing with prostitution in Ilford Lane.