The Redbridge Community Police Team (RCPT), have responsibility for the patrolling of Redbridge's Parks and Open Spaces. Additionally the team take part in partnership operations, focused on licensing and anti-social behaviour issues.

The team

The Redbridge Community Police Team consists of 12 constables, two sergeants and are managed by an Inspector. The team have access to additional resources, working closely with the Special Constabulary and Redbridge Council's Enforcement Teams.

Come and meet the team

The RCPT will be carrying out contact point visits during July and August giving you, the park users, the opportunity to engage with them and express any concerns you may have regarding your local park.  The team will also be providing crime prevention advice so do please get involved.

See below for list of visits:

2015 Park Time 
07 July Wanstead Park 11am-12noon
09 July Clayhall Park 11am-12noon
13 July Claybury Park 11am-12noon
15 July Goodmayes Park 1pm-2pm
17 July Hainault Forest Country Park 1pm-2pm
21 July Loxford Park 1pm-2pm
23 July Ilford War Memorial Gardens 3pm-4pm
27 July Ray Park 11am-12noon
29 July Seven Kings Park 11am-12noon
31 July Valentines Park 11am-12noon
04 August Uphall Recreation Ground 12noon-1pm
06 August South Park 12noon-1pm
10 August Westwood Recreation Ground 12noon-1pm

Contacting the team

If you want to speak to the team about an issue in a park prior to these visits, please contact:

Joint tasking

The Council hosts weekly meetings with the Police, Vision Trust - Redbridge Culture and Leisure and the Council's Community Safety Service. To jointly set patrols and task the team, based on up-to-date information and intelligence about emerging issues or hotspots.

Work in parks

The team patrol Redbridge's parks and open spaces, providing a visible policing presence seven days a week. They work closely with Vision Trust - Redbridge Culture and Leisure, Park Keepers and staff. The team will also work with parks user groups and Friends of the Park organisations along with other stake holders.

Twelve of the Boroughs larger parks have been allocated a member of the team, who will act as a single point of contact for park keepers and park user groups, in the same manner as Safer Neighbourhood teams.

Licensing and ASB issues

As well as patrolling the parks, the team carry out joint partnership activities with the Council's Enforcement Teams. The team deal with anti-social behaviour, licensing, trading standards and streetscene issues. The team will work until 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights.

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