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Public reassurance meeting

Published Monday, 15 September 2014

Residents were given the chance to air their concerns and identify areas for improvement at a meeting held in response to the high profile murder of Palmira Silva.

Around 50 people attended the event, organised by Enfield Council and the Metropolitan Police, in Eldon Junior School, Eldon Road, Edmonton, on Thursday (11 September) and spoke to ward councillors, police, housing and council officers about topics ranging from crime and graffiti, to groups congregating in the area and council services.
Enfield Council and the police will now review all the comments made by residents, identify potential problems and then work with local communities to resolve them. Residents who raised concerns will be contacted advised individually  how their concerns are being dealt with.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “The meeting was discuss and understand any concerns residents may have so they can be dealt with. We want to help people feel safer as well as be safer.
“The incident in Nightingale Road was not connected to terrorism, extremism or gang crime. It was an extremely rare tragic  event..  While it is understandable that people are concerned by that event it is important to remember that crime in the borough is dropping over the longer term and the council and police are working really hard to keep people safe.
“We have offered individual support and reassurance to those who were immediately affect by the events in Nightingale Road and will continue to do this as necessary.
 Chief Inspector Ian Kibblewhite, from Enfield Police said:"This meeting was an opportunity for local residents who were more closely affected to speak directly to police and partners. I hope this has helped to resolve their concerns and allow residents to work towards a return to normality."

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