The LET’S TALK 2020 Discussion Forums started in January 2020.

We began at The Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell, visited Surrey Square Primary School – both in January; then in February we went to Highshore School in Camberwell; in March we go to Ark Walworth Academy, Bede House and Dulwich College.

The policing of Southwark is now bracketed with Lambeth and LET’S TALK is seeking to develop its relationship with local Police to see what might be achievable. Chris Haydon had a meeting with the Met’s Deputy Commissioner and the new Borough Commander of Area South (Lambeth & Southwark) at the end of February. Operational duties have often interfered with plans for senior officers to attend our Forums.


But we can’t rely on or expect the police to solve knife crime. Can we? Perhaps we have to get involved.