Kelsey and Eden
Park Safer Neighbourhood
Held at Kelsey Park
On Thursday 31st
1. Those present:
Val Harrison (in
the chair), Inspector Nickalls, Police Sergeant Steve King, Police Constables
Chris Pay and Jeff Lockwood. Police Community Support Officers Jodie-Lee
Callaghan, Joseph Brimm and Patricia Ijeoma, Jane Davies, Eileen Penfold, Liz
Anderson, Diane Smith, Brian Lloyd, Elaine King.
herself and welcomed everyone.
2. Apologies were received
from Amanda Davis, Kevin Bell, Wendy Hardy, Neil Potter, Barry Wyatt, Kelsey
Park Students Luke Alland and Omar Taki and Les Stonebank
3. The minutes from the previous meeting had
been circulated and were approved.
Exclusion zone- Elmers End
PS Steve King and police constable Chris Pay have been dealing with this
issue. Working together with Transport for London they have found a way to move on those
on who insist on drinking at the bus shelters. They are looking to enforce a
By-Law that will allow the police to move on any persons consuming alcohol in a
transport for London
building; bus shelters considered a building.
They may also be able to move on those whose actions may be suspected to
lead to disorderly behaviour, under the Crime Disorder Act.
Parking- Upper Elmers End road
parking is still being looked into around this area. A consultation exercise
has been put into place for May and a residential questionnaire has been
submitted. Further action will be taken dependant on residents’ feedback.
last meeting’s priorities
This remains a
Met priority which continues to rise and fall.
Some time late
February a house party was held at Links way. 30 youths turned up uninvited and
when refused entry decided to cause a disturbance and ASB. The property was
damaged. This incident was followed up by police who were able to identify some
of the youths involved. This was a rare occurrence.
Youths congregating by Co-op - Upper Elmers End road
There has been
an increasing issue with regards to youths loitering around the shop and the
alleyway situated behind the Co-op. The SNT are aware of this and regularly
patrol the area. We are also working alongside Clockhouse SNT who are happy to
overlap with us when we are off duty. Last time they did this- there was a
positive return from stops; with alcohol being confiscated from underage
The issue of how
these youths are getting hold of the alcohol was brought up during the meeting.
Shops have been checked and passed. The problem lies with adults buying the
alcohol for them. Any underage youths found with alcohol are stopped, details
taken and moved on. A letter is then later sent home to notify parents.
Engaging with youths
We are working
closely with Kelsey and Langley school at the moment. There has been a rise in
robberies from schools and we are trying to reduce these levels. There was a
robbery in Hawksbrook lane recently, luckily no one was hurt but two suspects
have were identified and caught.
arisen with regards to the speeding checks that were organised. Unfortunately
the Road Traffic officers were unavailable during this Op but Chris and Jeff
are looking to set up another one soon; hoping to make this more of a priority.
Information update on developments in the Ward and in Bromley
Regular street briefings are being held at St John’s Church
every 3 weeks and In Kelsey Park Café weekly. Hopefully these should pick up
with people becoming more aware of the meetings. The SNT are also looking to
set up a meeting in Tesco’s situated at Elmers End. We are hoping this will be
a slightly bigger event with neighbouring teams getting involved.
In relation to this we are also trying to improve our relations between
ourselves and the community. There are a number of ways that they can contact
us should any problems/ enquiries arise. The team Mobile is proving to be the most popular and
effective way of communication.
Message in a bottle
Darwin ward recently came up with
a new scheme called “message in a bottle”. The scheme has been designed for
anyone living at home, who might be reassured to know that essential
information would be easily accessible to the emergency services should they
suffer an accident or sudden illness. This bottle is then placed in the fridge.
members were very interested in this scheme and S.King will look into whether
this scheme has spread to other local authorities.
A few months back, the SNT received information about a cannabis factory
on the ward. Working with Clockhouse SNT, a warrant was obtained and both teams
were involved in searching the address. Unfortunately the suspect had long gone
but some leftover cannabis was seized.
Over the past few months there have been 3 arrests connected with drugs,
assault and shoplifting. And a Robbery patrol was organised down Hawksbrook in
response to the current rise in school robberies.
has been a decrease in the number of theft from motor vehicles recently
compared to last year. These are mainly due to valuable goods being left on
display but may also include theft of number plates.
are also down compared with last year. This may be due to the smart water
scheme that was brought in late last year. The signage put in windows
advertising that a property is smart watered may also be responsible for this
An email was
received from the chief inspector to determine who has/hasn’t signed it. A
generic constitution across the borough is being looked into.
8. Panel Concerns
Flasher in Kelsey Park
Information about a
male flasher came to our attention during March/April. The SNT tried to obtain
details about the male and identify times seen in the park. The SNT’s shift was
changed to compensate for the searching of this male. Unfortunately the male
was not caught but there has been no mention of him since.
that a few of the residents have noticed a Black Car, Possibly a Vauxhal Astra,
has been acting suspiciously around Langley
school. It has been seen nipping down the alleyways between the shops at links
way. The SNT are aware of this car and the registered keeper.
of priorities for the next 3 months
Youth Disorder, ASB (engage)
Nothing to report.
A date was not finalised at the last
meeting. However, the next meeting will be arranged for a date in June. The suggestion is for Tuesday 21st,
Wednesday 22nd or Thursday 23rd. Any comments please?