Online Public Meetings in July 2021

Canals Local Policing Forum is holding an online public meeting at 7pm on 8th of July, to highlight and address community safety and sustainability concerns in the Rialto area. Please follow this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/rialto-public-policing-forum-meeting-tickets-161938511447

During the live online session, bodies linked to the Forum – including An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council – will respond to questions and work together to address problems raised.
We are looking forward to this our first online meeting.  We hope the meeting will be of practical value to participants and will help us work together to build a safer community.  Anyone living, working or otherwise connected to the Rialto area will be very welcome at the meeting.

South West Inner City and Ballyfermot-Chapelizod Local Policing Forums  both held their first ever online Public Meetings in June. Minutes and any other documentation arising from these two meetings will be posted here in due course.

Updates from South West Inner City LPF

South West Inner City Local Policing Forum held a virtual public meeting on 17th June 2021. The minutes of this meeting, as well as an update from the Chair on follow-ups to the issues raised, can be found here:

In February 2021, South West Inner City Local Policing Forum shared some updates and contact information for Kevin Street and Kilmainham Community Gárdai. The information leaflet can be downloaded here:

New Year 2021 News

We understand that lockdowns are difficult for most people, especially
so for the more vulnerable members of society. Community Call is a
collaboration between local authorities, An Garda Siochána and local
community groups, to help elderly or vulnerable members of the
community during the Covid pandemic.
Community Call helplines can provide:
· Delivery of food, medication, fuel or other household items
· Someone to talk to or keep in touch with
· Other practical supports, signposts and referral to reliable information
and services
Dublin City Council Community Call helpline contact details:                 
(01) 222 8555 or E: covidsupport@dublincity.ie

With public meetings still unable to take place during the extended Covid restrictions, Local Policing Forums are thinking of new ways to connect with members of the public. We still hold regular management committee meetings online, and have tried to ensure that committee memberships reflect the whole area and that community leaders are able to bring to the Forum any community safety issues that may be causing concern. We have also reached out to our mailing lists to ask people to get in touch if they wish us to highlight anything to An Gárda Siochána, or to Dublin City Council.

Another recent development is that since January 2021, all of the four Local Policing Forums are now fully represented on the Dublin South Central Joint Policing Committee, and input to the JPC report each quarter. This means that persistent community safety issues, that cannot be solved locally, can now be highlighted at a higher level.