recent initiative by the Mayor for London
has seen the establishment of Safer Neighbourhood
Teams (SNT’s) across London. Our local team
covers Kelsey Park and Eden Park ward
and meets regularly to discuss various matters
and agree on strategies to combat crime
in this area.
At the last
SNT meeting on 13th March, I mentioned our
incident with graffiti appearing along Bucknall
Way As there has been a rise in graffiti
across our area, our SNT has decided that
this will be one of the police priorities
over the next few weeks.
You may have
read of the rising incidents of vehicle number
plate theft over recent months. Although
this trend is dropping, the police advise
that you glue the number plate in place
rather than relying on the usual two screws.
been a rise in vehicle break-ins to steal
sat-nav equipment. One of the signs that
a sat-nav may be hidden in a vehicle is
the presence of the rubber stickers that
are used to mount the sat-nav to the windscreen.
The police advice is to take the sat-nav
equipment with you.
I have asked
the SNT to make patrols through the development
on a regular basis as their presence is
re-assuring and it will help them to acquaint
themselves with our area and our residents.
So if you see them, please take time to
speak to them and welcome them.
the crime in our borough is lower than many
London boroughs and our particular local
area does not attract as much crime as other
areas in the borough. This does not mean
that we should be complacent. So if you
see anything or anyone suspicious, either
call 999 or the Safer Neighbourhood Team
on 020 8721 2616 or 07920 233 846.