West Norwood Snooker Club

October 25, 2010 16:51
Dear Sir/Madam, In the recent months there has been an increase in the number of complaints about noise nuisance in West Norwood during the early hours of the morning. Residents have reported noise from people shouting, car engines and loud music from car stereos. Reports from residents have highlighted that these individuals may be linked to the West Norwood Snooker Hall. At present the majority of the reported problems have been on Chatsworth and Chestnut Road, however we are aware that several other areas may be affected by events held at the premises. We have been working closely with Lambeth Council, Police Licensing and management of the Snooker Hall to find possible solutions to the problem, however we need to ascertain exactly where the problems are taking place, the times and dates, to continue to work with the public and the Snooker Hall to prevent or diminish any future issues. We are holding a meeting at 1930 hours on THURSDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2010 at CHATSWORTH BAPTIST CHURCH on Chatsworth Way, West Norwood, SE27 9HN. This is to be a RESIDENTS ONLY meeting; there will not be any representation from the Snooker Hall, however should residents wish to voice their concerns with the club’s management, this can be arranged for another date. If you are unable to attend this meeting but would like to voice any concerns regarding the issue please feel free to contact us via letter or email. You do not have to supply any personal details and any correspondence will be treated confidentially. We request that all responses are sent to us by Wednesday 10th November 2010 so representation can be made at the residents meeting. Contact either Leigh-Anna Smith on lnsmith@lambeth.gov.uk or the Thurlow Park SNT on ThurlowPark.snt@met.police.uk. Yours Sincerely, Alan Stewart PC846LX Thurlow Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

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
Two juveniles have been arrested and charged for a knife point robbery on the Woodvale Walk Estate, SE27. There have been reports of thefts from motor vehicles around the Knights Hill Square and Langmead Street, SE27. In response to this I have tasked officers from the Knights Hill SNT to conduct high visibility patrols in the area, and to actively investigate any suspicious activity. Please speak to officers if you have any questions or concerns regarding crime prevention. In a multi-agency partnership with Lambeth council, we are seeking to take enforcement action against the persons involved in anti-social behaviour in and around the immediate vicinity of the Woodvale Walk Estate, SE27. Please see crime prevention tips below: Burglary - We have received reports of motor vehicles being stolen during burglaries. To help beat the burglar make sure that all windows and doors are locked and secure and that keys are kept somewhere safe and not close to the front door. Speak to your neighbours and make sure that they are vigilant. Where possible agree with them to look out for each others properties. Report any suspicious sightings of people or vehicles. Remember if you need a quick response phone 999. Vehicle crime When leaving vehicles unattended please make sure to either take personal belongings with you or hide them so that they are not readily on show. The sucker part of Satellite navigation devices which fix it to the window should be taken off and hidden along with the sat nav if you choose to leave them in your vehicle, so as not to advertise that you have a sat nav. If you leave your motor bike out overnight secure it to a solid object. This ensures that it cannot be lifted and taken away. Robbery Don't advertise your valuables. Do not have valuables on show, keep mobile phone use in public to a minimum and avoid loitering in quiet roads. If you feel vulnerable walking from the bus stop or train station, try to arrange to be collected or walk with a neighbour or friend. Stay in brightly lit areas when possible and ensure someone is aware of your whereabouts if you feel vulnerable or are travelling alone. Forensics Forensic science is a great tool to catch criminals. If you are a victim of crime or you think that someone has attempted to break into your property or vehicle please be as forensically aware as possible. Try not to touch anything that could have been touched by the suspect. Do not clean up before scenes of crime officers have attended. Think about items that could have been moved so that you can tell officers the best areas to take samples from. I would like to express that although there is an increase in crime; crime is still relatively small in this particular area. With our efforts combined we will be able to detect and prevent offences. If you need to contact Police to report suspicious incidents please call 0300 123 1212. This is a non-emergency number. For an emergency or to report an incident that requires an immediate response please call 999. If you would like crime prevention advice, reassurance or to arrange for a member of the SNT to contact you please call us on 0208 721 2621. This is not a 24 hour service, so if we are not able to answer your calls immediately please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We would like to send these updates to as many people as possible in the Ward. If you know residents that have not yet signed up to Community Safe, please encourage them to do so. All we need is their name and email address, to provide this free service. Please email details to StLeonards.SNT@met.police.uk. We will then email them the simple joining instructions. Kind Regards, Saul BIRD Pc 733LX Constables Federation Representative

Secure you homes

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

Police Appeal for witnesses

September 14, 2010 16:16
Police Appeal: Can you help? Lambeth Officers are appealing for information and witnesses to a several robberies where elderly victims have been targeted. A 70 year old male was attacked on Martell Road, SE21 just off Robson Road on Monday 16 August at around 9:10pm The suspect, who made off with a briefcase, was described as wearing all dark clothing. As it happened so quickly the 70 year old man was unable to recall any further details. In a separate incident a 75 year old female was targeted and had her handbag stolen. This incident happened on Probyn Road, SW2 at around 7:40pm on Thursday 9 September. The suspect is described as a black male aged around 30 years old and approximately 5ft 6” in height. This clothing this time was a dark shirt with white trousers and a white hat A third incident on Friday 10 September saw an 80 year old female removed of her handbag on Lansdowne Hill, SE27 at around 2:35pm. The suspect was described a black male aged between 23 and 30 years old. Police are keen to trace anyone in the area who may have seen or heard something as they believe the incidents may be linked. Inspector Nick Fallowfield of Lambeth Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team said, “at this stage the suspect described for two of the incidents is similar and as there is no description for the third incident it is possible that this is the work of just one person. If anyone has any suspicions as to whom this suspect is then please call the below numbers. Furthermore I urge our elderly community to be aware of their surroundings and to call police if they think a potential suspect is approaching them. In addition do seek the assistance from other members of the public and call loudly for “help” ”. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Lambeth Police Robbery Squad on 0208 649 2439 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Knights Hill SNT meetings

September 09, 2010 14:24
Please find details of the Knights Hill SNT meetings for September. Come and meet the team and discuss your local issues. What: Street briefing When: 11/09/2010 - 17:00 - 18:00 Where: Rockhampton Road What: Street briefing When: 12/09/2010 - 16:00 - 17:00 Where: Eden Road What: Public meeting When: 16/09/2010 - 19:30 - 21:00 Where: Park Campus, Gipsy Road What: Phone surgery When: 21/09/2010 - 18:00 - 19:00 Where: Gipsy Hill Police Station What: Street briefing When: 21/09/2010 - 18:00 - 19:00 Where: Hainthorpe Road For further details on the team please see http://www.met.police.uk/teams/lambeth/knightshill/index.php Thanks, Insp Fallowfield.

Knights Hill SNT

August 26, 2010 12:07
If you wish to know who is a member of the Knights Hill SNT and when and where you can meet them and what their contact details are then please visit their Metropolitan Police Service web site at the following link. http://www.met.police.uk/teams/lambeth/knightshill/index.php Please do make contact to discuss any issues within the Knights Hill ward area. Thanks, Inspector Nicholas Fallowfield Streatham and Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team Streatham Police station, 101 Streatham High Road, SW16 1HT Phone: 020 8649 2267 Mobile: 07760 495355 E-mail: nicholas.fallowfield2@met.police.uk Together we will reduce levels of serious violence in the London Borough of Lambeth