Home Secretary Theresa May visits Waltham Forest to hear how borough is dealing with gangs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Home Secretary Theresa May is greeted by Council Leader Chris Robbins. Home Secretary Theresa May is greeted by Council Leader Chris Robbins.

Theresa May visited Waltham Forest yesterday to hear how the borough is dealing with gangs.

The Home Secretary visited The National Skills Academy in Hollydown Way, Leytonstone, where several ex-gang members are being taught construction skills.

Along with MPs Iain Duncan-Smith and Stella Creasy, council leader Chris Robbins, cabinet member for community safety and cohesion Liaquat Ali, and acting borough commander Pippa Mills, the Home Secretary was briefed on the ‘education to employment’ programme and recent successes of enforcement operations.

In attendance from Waltham Forest were employability specialists for gang members, representatives from Waltham Forest’s gang programme Enough is Enough and members of Gangs Unite, a programme aiming to engage those at risk of anti-social behaviour in more positive activities.

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12:47pm Fri 5 Jul 13

red37red says...

walthamstow not doing anything about gangs..
walthamstow not doing anything about gangs.. red37red
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