Communities get involved

How your community can get involved

Community Voice Panel

Redbridge Council is looking for residents to have their say and become part of our Community Voice group. 

Community Voice provides a way for local people to get directly involved and have their say in council decision-making. By taking part residents can have their say on important issues that affect their neighbourhood and make a real difference to the area they live in.

The Community Voice panel will be consulted on issues that affect residents. It will look at how to improve services with the panel able to provide suggestions on a range of issues that most affect your neighbourhoods. We may ask for your views on a wide range of different topics such as anti-social behaviour, the sustainable transport strategy, how to reduce burglary, the Our Streets initiative, how to improve council customer services, reducing domestic abuse, and more.

Each member of the Community Voice will receive £100 worth of vouchers over a year and needs to be available for a minimum of two hours per month. We want the panel to be as representative of the borough as possible and seek to ensure all communities and age groups are heard.

Want to get involved? Interested residents can email for more information, and can apply to be a member using the online Community Voice New Member Form

Talk to your local team

Redbridge wants communities to work with us to make our neighbourhoods safer. We want to tackle your experiences of crime, anti-social behaviour, drug, and alcohol misuse problems on our streets. You know what is happening, where problems are growing. You are our eyes and ears, and we want to listen to what you tell us and work together with partners to resolve the issues in your community so you can be positive about the future of your area. 

There is a diverse range of local groups working in the community that encourage residents to get involved. For example, Partners and Communities Together (PACT) and local Neighbourhood Policing Team Panels. Talk to your local team to find out what is happening in your area and how you can get involved. 

What can you do to help in your communities 

  • Always report issues to us. We want to solve these issues quickly
  • Always call 999 if it is an emergency 
  • Call the Police on 101 if it is not an emergency 
  • Get to know your neighbours 
  • Form a Facebook group or join an existing one 
  • Use Nextdoor or join an existing group 
  • Follow and message us at #Redbridge Live and we can talk to you through social media 
  • Secure your home 
  • Host regular meetings or touch-base sessions with your community and ward Councillors 
  • Help those vulnerable in your community who may be targeted by bogus callers
  • Report any suspicious activity
  • Help those vulnerable in your community who may be targeted by bogus callers