It is great news that finally after working with residents and the local Safer Neighbourhood Team that we have managed to successfully lobby for a dispersal zone to be implemented in the Neasden Shopping Centre area.
The Zone implemented means that police have the power to split up groups and has sanctions if they return. People have already been arrested for breaching Police warnings so some success is there and this is a good thing.
However, it is disappointing to see that there are simply not enough police officers visible or patrolling to maximise the success of having this zone in place. Your Labour Action team is raising the matter with the Police and hoping to increase patrols in the area.