In August a Lambeth Made Community event was held in Tulse Hill to discuss the Lambeth Council public health strategy to address violence towards young people. Taking place via Zoom, local residents joined Ward Councillor Mary Atkins, Cllr Jacqui Dyer (Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Community Safety), Sergeant Lucy Burrows (Metropolitan Police Tulse Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team) and other partners to discuss talk through this new approach.
Prior to the meeting the community had been asked to provide their thoughts via a new consultative website – trailing a new form of engagement on these matters for the Council that has also been used on other local community consultations. During the meeting issues ranged from anti-social behaviour, whether enough activities are on offer to support young people and the Stop and Search tactics used by the police. On Stop and Search, an intergenerational approach was encouraged, with training for older people on how to how to help younger residents by acting as a witness to Stop and Search.
These new Lambeth Made Community meetings will be held quarterly and an action plan will be developed for Tulse Hill that will be shared before the next meeting. We will also keep residents informed on the development of this plan as it is published.