The Ealing Riots Scrutiny Review Panel has been set up in response to the riots that took place in Ealing on 8 August 2011.
The local inquiry was requested by the Special Council meeting on 16 August 2011 and endorsed by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 18 August 2011.
The cross-party panel is tasked with investigating why the riots happened in Ealing, where the rioters were from, how local services and the community responded and what can be learnt for the future.
As part of its evidence gathering process the panel will hold a series of meetings as well as visiting different sections of the community and those businesses directly affected by the riots. The scope of the inquiry will include:
- The riots and their impact
- The police response and actions taken during the riot
- The response after the riots
- Learning from the riots
The panel is keen to hear from as many people as possible during the inquiry and evidence gathered from the local inquiry will be passed on and feed into the governments independent national riots inquiry being carried out by the Riot and Communities and Victims Panel.
The Ealing Riots Scrutiny Review Panel is expected to submit an initial report with recommendations to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 15 December 2011. The councils Cabinet will consider the panels report early in the new year. Both reports will be available to view in the committee section of the website five days before the meetings.
The remit of the panel is set out in its terms of reference (Word).