Road Safety in Lambeth

October 16, 2010 15:18
 
Road Safety in Lambeth Improving Road Safety is a ward priority for Metropolitan Police officers from Lambeth Borough Streatham Wells Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) led by Sergeant Steve Jones. In partnership with CO15 - Traffic, the SNT hosted an ‘Exchanging Places’ Operation on Streatham High Road, SW16 (A23) opposite Streatham Ice Rink on Friday 1 October from 2pm until 7pm. Cyclists and other members of the public were given the opportunity to sit in the cab of a large lorry to experience the problems that lorry driver’s may have in seeing other road users, particularly cyclists. This also raised awareness of the importance of wearing bright reflective clothing and using lights. Cyclists are reminded that it is also important for them to obey the Highway Code and road traffic law. Regular complaints are received by police about cyclists contravening red traffic lights and cycling on footpaths, putting themselves and other road users at risk. Lambeth Borough Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be issuing fixed penalty notices to cyclists committing these offences. Inspector Nicholas Fallowfield (Streatham and Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods) said, "This initiative is aimed at reducing those hurt by traffic collisions and especially those riding bicycles. Many people do get hurt so this is a good time to listen to the advice being provided and to ensure your own safety, and that of your family and friends, is looked after." On 14th October, Sergeant Jones, himself a former Traffic Officer and a colleague from the South West Traffic Garage at Hampton, PC Nicki Olyott attended a one day Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO) event held in Kennington in partnership with Lambeth Council Road Safety and staff and pupils from the borough’s primary schools. There are 20 primary schools with Junior Road Safety Officers in Lambeth. Schools appoint two or more JRSOs who are usually from year five or year six. Their activities range from: organising poster competitions, taking assemblies and running quizzes to working alongside borough Road Safety Officers to remind parents of the dangers of parking on the yellow zig-zag lines outside schools. The JRSO’s were given an opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with a fully marked and operational traffic pursuit car and use for themselves the laser speed detection guns recently funded by Lambeth Council for use by Lambeth Safer Neighbourhood Team officers. Sgt Jones said, “One of the road safety issues highlighted by the JRSO’s today was that cars speed in the roads around their schools. SNT officers will now have the capability to deal with these offenders robustly by way of Fixed Penalty Notices - a £60 fine plus three penalty points on their driving licence. We look forward to working closely with our schools to address this and other road safety issues.” More information for cyclists can be obtained from the internet by visiting http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers and clicking on ‘cycling’. Further information on our traffic section is available from: http://www.met.police.uk/traffic/ See our "Exchanging Places" cycle safety video on you tube. www.youtube.com search for "Met Police Service lorry" For information on how to get your school involved in the JRSO scheme contact Norma Fender on 020 7926 0332 or email roadsafety@lambeth.gov.uk

Haloween Trick or Treat

October 15, 2010 12:29
 
Dear members To assist combat Anti-Social behaviour around trick or treating Lambeth Life, a local free paper, will have a full page poster for those who don't want people knocking on their door to put up on display. Regards Lambetn Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Alert from Lambeth Business Against Crime

October 08, 2010 13:42
 
Stores in Lambeth have been hit with losses of £300 after being targeted by a criminal gang. The gang are buying gift cards in stores using signature only debit / credit cards. These debit and credit cards are all stolen or cloned and the value of purchases are low level in order to prevent detection. Stores are now only accepting Chip & Pin or cash for the purchase of gift cards. The same gang has also targeted Crystal Palace, Tooting and Sydenham among others. Please be aware. Any information you may have please forward to Lambeth Business Crime Reduction Director on 07818083388 or email Stephen.govier@lbac.org.uk. Please note that under the Disability Discrimination Act these signature only cards are often provided to those with memory disability. Care and caution is advised when refusing. Stephen E. Govier, LLB (Hons), MA. Business Crime Reduction Director Lambeth Business Against Crime 306a, Streatham High Road London, SW16 6HG 07818083388 Criminal Justice Secure Email : stephen.govier@lbac.cjsm.net

Secure you homes

September 29, 2010 13:26
 
Please see the attached document regarding a spate of letterbox burglaries specifically targeting uPVC doors.