Subject tag: Crime and Policing

08 April 2018

Palmers Green Police made the following announcement on their Twitter feed last week: The Bogus roofers are around the Palmers Green area again. Victims have been told they have tiles missing. Some work is done then more money is demanded as more and more problems are discovered. Previous victims have been scammed out of up to £30,000. They can often be very forceful or persuasive in getting their victims to sign up to their services. If you are having work carried out by people that fit.......

14 February 2018

There have been further acts of vandalism and arson in Broomfield Park, culminating in the destruction of a "bug hotel" that had been created by children. The burning out of the bug hotel in Broomfield Community Orchard follows an earlier incident, in which bags of waste material were set on fire.  The fire was so fierce that the interior of a metal shed next to the bags was charred. The orchard was targeted by vandals in January, when eight fruit trees were destroyed.  There has.......

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11 February 2018

The following is a brief outline of some of the points raised at the Palmers Green Ward Forum on 8th February. There is another summary, by Sarah Dodgson, on the Enfield Voices Facebook page, produced as part of the Enfield Voices Citizen Journalism initiative.  There is also a video recording of the meeting made by Francis Sealey that he live streamed on Facebook (which not everyone can view - I'm one of those who can't, so I'm relying entirely on the notes I made at the meeting)........

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31 January 2018

Winchmore Hill Police (@MPSWinchmoreH) reported earlier today on Twitter that they had conducted a weapons sweep this morning in Tatum Park, where they "found this knife conveniently hidden away in the bushes".

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24 January 2018

The Friends of Broomfield Park have expressed dismay and anger about a recent spate of vandalism in which some of the park amenities that they have been contributing to have been damaged. The Friends have reported that during the first fortnight of 2018 vandals damaged plants and park facilities in the Community Orchard, Palmers Greenery cafe and the Garden of Remembrance, as well as more generally in the park. In the orchard seven apple tree "stepovers" were destroyed, along with a pear tree........

03 December 2017

Winchmore Hill police have issued the following warning via Twitter: @MPSWinchmoreH Tell everyone about a scam phone call targetting the elderly asking them to ring a number ending in 361877. Says 'You've been named in a criminal prosecution and your home is under police surveillance....' DO NOT DIAL THAT NUMBER! It is a SCAM! Pass the message on please. <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

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14 November 2017

A multiagency "clampdown" on A10 speeding is planned, including the use of a PSPO to break up "car cruising meets" Public responses to the proposed package of PSPO measures have been highly supportive and they are likely to be introduced A10 anti-speeding measures Enfield Council, the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London (TfL) have agreed a coordinated package of measures designed to address the problem of motorists speeding and driving dangerously along the A10, starting with the.......

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13 September 2017

A meeting on 20th September will discuss the Mayor of London's consultation on changes to the way that the public can access and engage with the police. As a result of Government funding cuts, since 2010, the Met Police have had to find £600m of savings and must save a further £400m by 2020. Mayor Sadiq Khan is determined to protect the front line from cuts, and he has published draft plans to: close costly and underused police front.......

31 August 2017

In an attempt to reduce certain forms of "anti-social behaviour" Enfield Council is proposing to introduce a borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). The proposed PSPO would prohibit a wide range of activities or behaviour considered to be "unacceptable". A public consultation is under way until 18 September 2017.

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09 August 2017

Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.  The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost identical to the ‘something for you’ slips that are posted through homes when a delivery can’t be made.  To organise a redelivery the cards urge recipients to call a 0208 number, which is not registered to Royal Mail. After ringing the number the automated.......

18 July 2017

Enfield Council is urging residents not to sign up for home improvements on the doorstep to ensure they are not scammed and conned out of thousands of pounds for unnecessary building work.

17 May 2017

This week there have been two instances in Palmers Green of cars mounting the pavement and causing damage.  Fortunately, it seems that in neither case were there any injuries to people walking along the pavement - but if there had been, they would probably have been killed or seriously injured. The first incident happened in Fox Lane on Sunday evening. After hitting and wrecking a parked car, the car that was out of control ended up damaging railings adjacent to the railway bridge. .......

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13 May 2017

There have been a number of Mobile Phone snatch thefts and attempted thefts in the Palmers Green area and across Enfield Borough into Haringey. Thieves are riding mopeds onto the pavement and are snatching phones from victims' hands while they are using their handsets.  Don't make yourself an easy target.  Please be aware of your surroundings when using your phone and take note of the advice below. Don't give thieves an easy opportunity: think before you use your phone in public.......

30 April 2017

Bogus TPS (Telephone Preference Service) callers targeting the elderly. The police are urging residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of bogus telephone calls where the caller claims to be from the “Telephone Preference Service / Agency” (TPS). The callers claim they can now help block calls from outside the UK as part of a new campaign they are running for elderly residents. The caller claims they would like “to confirm details of your TPS registration”.......

17 April 2017

In an emergency, always dial 999. For non-emergencies you can: call 101 and report by phone attend a police station and report at the station office report online at the new website www.met.police.uk. How to report a crime online Go to www.met.police.uk and click on Report Click on one of the options that appears <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

19 March 2017

A new national police website, police.uk, recently went live.  Local information can be found at the links listed below: Metropolitan Police Palmers Green Bowes Southgate Green Southgate Winchmore Hill <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

15 March 2017

The Trygve community safety smartphone and computer app is continuing to become more embedded in north London, for the time being mostly in crime-fighting mode - for instance, see this example of how using Trygve local people and police were able to crack down on drug and weapons crime in Finsbury Park.  But Trygve also has other uses - it can be used to help people get home safely at night and plan and publicise local events. Trygve is being used by the Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhoods.......

08 March 2017

Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Enfield have set up online questionnaires to ask residents about their main concerns

11 January 2017

The local authorities umbrella body London Councils has launched Circle, a new smartphone app (Android and iPhone) designed to help people avoid threats to their personal safety when out and about in London - for instance, when travelling home from a night out. Despite the impression given by the marketing for Circle, it could prove useful to those of us who don't fit the category of attractive young woman! Interestingly, one information source refers to Enfield and Southwark Councils being.......

07 December 2016

Enfield Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have been using Twitter to advertise online surveys for each of the wards in the borough.  Each survey is different, asking whether residents are concerned about specific reported hotspots where there have been reports of "anti-social behaviour" and crime. Surveys for wards in and around Palmers Green Palmers Green Bowes Southgate Green Winchmore Hill Southgate Cockfosters.......