GCEB Executive Committee and Ex-Officio Members 2013/14
Peter Durant, Chair, Greenwich West Safer Neighbourhood Panel
Christine Holder, Charlton Triangle Over 55’s Group
Roy Nagalingum, All Saints Community Group
Maureen O’Mara, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Environment
Dina Patel, GCEB Co-ordinator
Ajaib Saib, Plumstead Business Watch
Ray Seabrook, Assistant Director Community Safety, Greenwich Council
Sharon Whittington, Safer Communities Manager, Greenwich Council
Richard Wood, Detective Chief Superintendent, Borough Commander Greenwich Met Police
Stop and Search Scrutiny Committee Members 2013/14
Steve Bone, Middle Park Safer Ward Panel
Karen Hughes, Woolwich Common Ward Panel
The Greenwich Community Engagement Board (GCEB), formed in October 2007, acts as an independent body to help improve community safety throughout the Royal Borough of Greenwich by engaging the communities that live, work and study within the borough, the Metropolitan Police, Greenwich Council and other appropriate agencies and statutory bodies.
The GCEB focuses on:
• strengthening the relationships and building trust between communities, the police and council
• raising awareness of key issues that affect the wider communities, and
• increasing the understanding of the roles and responsibilities of represented groups.
The outcome is to help reduce the fear of crime and increase the feeling of safety.
GCEB Members are representatives from local communities that live, work or study in the borough and have an interest in community safety. The Board meets five times a year, including an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October.
The GCEB Executive Committee is responsible for providing the strategic direction and maintaining the focus on delivering the GCEB’s aims and objectives. The Executive members are voted in at the AGM.
The GCEB Constitution, which sets out the framework in which the board operates, was reviewed by the GCEB Executive in November 2009 and adopted by board members in October 2010. It replaced the GCEB Terms of Reference.
Stop and Search
The GCEB also oversees the role of the Stop and Search Scrutiny. A separate working committee was formed in September 2010 and is made up of community representatives who have volunteered to review the statistics and practices of the Met Police carrying out Stops throughout the borough with a view to clarifying the aims, objectives, approach and outcomes of Stop and Search.
Related Stop and Search documents.