Subject tag: Crime and Policing

02 December 2016

The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is consulting on a draft London Police & Crime Plan with the title A Safer City for all Londoners.  This is the second, statutory, phase of the consultation - the first phase was carried out using a survey on the Talk London website. You can respond to the consultation either by completing a 14-question online survey, by email or by post. Links Introductory information and survey link Current draft document.......

14 November 2016

A resident of Park Avenue in Palmers Green has set up an e-petition on the Enfield Council website asking for a barrier to be fitted at the entrance to an area of lock-up garages at the bottom of Park Avenue, near the footpath across the New River which gives access to Hazelwood Recreation Ground. The petitioners are asking for a barrier to prevent access by flytippers and drug users to the area behind the brick wall The petition reads: We the undersigned petition the Council.......

11 November 2016

Palmers Green is pioneering the use of a Swedish smartphone app to help residents work together with Police and community groups to support each other and increase safety and security in the area, as well as decrease criminal activity.  But don't worry if you haven't got a smartphone -  you can also join in using any computer that's connected to the Web. The Metropolitan Police have selected Enfield to pilot the Trygve app, which is now in use by the Palmers Green Ward Safer.......

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02 November 2016

Enfield Council has funded 16 new police officers to work as an additional resource to tackle crime on Council housing estates. The officers, who began patrolling at the start of September, will be based on estates where residents have reported higher levels of criminal activity and will be a clear visible presence that any crime or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. The extra officers are fully funded by Enfield Council and have been supplied by the Metropolitan Police and MOPAC.......

12 October 2016

Bogus "guttering and roofing" firms are continuing to prey on householders in various parts of Enfield.  Residents are warned not to be taken in, but to report any suspicious approaches to the police or Citizens' Advice Bureau. We first passed on a message from the police about these criminals in July, but it was clear from a briefing given at last week's Palmers Green Ward Forum that the problem is ongoing and that the criminal gangs are not simply picking houses at random,  but are.......

03 October 2016

The following message was sent by Jennifer Arkwright, PCSO for Palmers Green Ward Safer Neighbourhoods Team.  Members of the Safer Neigbourhoods Team will be briefing and answering queries at the Palmers Green Ward Forum on Thursday 6th October. In the early hours of Sunday 02nd October 2016, Palmers Green, Southgate green and surrounding areas of Enfield Borough have been targeted by two unknown males, riding a white scooter, they have been carrying out Theft from Motor vehicle and.......

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26 July 2016

The following urgent message was sent by Jennifer Arkwright, the PCSO for Palmers Green Ward. Dear Ward Member, Enfield is experiencing high levels of rogue traders at present predominantly pretending to be roofers and performing work on your properties that you do not need and did not ask for while robbing your bank accounts all in with the bargain. Chase, Bush Hill and Palmers Green Wards have been effected, nowhere has really escaped this current team/s Please read the attached letter from.......

09 July 2016

CRIME motivated by PREJUDICE is HATE CRIME Don’t suffer in silence – we want you to REPORT IT to us. Verbal Abuse Bullying Physical Abuse Vandalism Intimidation Threats Harassment Please report incidents Police on 101 In an emergency call 999 Enfield Council on 020 8379 4612 Via the new Self Evident app available to download on to your phone on Google Play & Apple App Store No one should be targeted for their Race, Faith, Disability, Sexuality or.......

20 February 2016

The following message appeared on the Park Avenue & New River Crescent Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page on Friday 19th February: Message from my husband: A warning to watch out for men lingering in hi-vis jackets. This morning at 8.50am at the top of New River Crescent, I spotted a man in a hi-vis jacket, leant against a fence, just watching people leave their homes. I spotted him a couple or months ago, similar time, on Osbourne Rd, with a broom, walking around cars, pretending to sweep,.......

18 February 2016

Two of the jewels in the crown of Broomfield Park, the Greenery café and the Conservatory, were broken in to on the night of 17/18 February. Both of these are run on a non-profit making basis by teams of volunteers. The Greenery suffered the most damage. A tree trunk seat was thrown through one window and another window was broken, probably as an easier exit route. The tree trunk was thrown through with enough force to break the metal security bars on the inside of the window. The trunk.......

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21 January 2016

Recent events around the world remind us all of the terrorist threat we face, which in the UK is considered as ‘SEVERE’, meaning an attack is highly likely. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises. The four minute film, Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack sets out three key steps for keeping safe. The film is accompanied by an.......

13 January 2016

Residents have been warned to be on the lookout for a convicted fraudster, who obtains money under false representation, claiming to be collecting for a charity run. Victoria Dooley, born 1981, (see photo) was last year given a suspended prison sentence and issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order which expires in June 2017.  Before then she "must not call at any residential premises in Greater London to request money from any person unknown to the defendant" or she runs the risk of being.......

08 January 2016

Latest issues of Safer Neighbourhood News: Southgate Green Winchmore Hill.......

15 November 2015

Commander Mak Chishly of the Metropolitan Police has requested that the following message be promulgated through all community channels. Dear Friends, We are all aware of the shocking and tragic attacks in Paris last night, first and foremost I would like to express our heartfelt prayers and wishes to all those involved and to the nation of Fran.. We are still in the early stages of learning about what took place last night but I would like to reassure you that we acted very quickly during.......

07 October 2015

The Metropolitan Police have published a leaflet with advice about how to protect the contents of your garden shed.  This is in response to a significant increase in thefts from sheds in recent months. IT'S NOT ONLY GREEN FINGERED PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN YOUR GARDEN What can you do? SHEDS AND OTHER SMALL BUILDINGS Many people take a great deal of trouble securing their house and the property within it. At the same time leaving valuable property in a shed which is either unlocked.......

25 September 2015

The following scam warning has been issued by Fox Lane & District Residents' Association. Christmas is fast approaching, Royal Mail & The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam: A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 661 1911 (a Premium rate number). If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message.......

26 August 2015

Fox Lane & District Residents' Association is warning local residents of a scam that was tried out on one of its members recently (without success in this case): This morning I received a British Airways American Express Credit card through the post in my name – I haven’t applied for one so have reported it to the American Express fraud team. They told me to cut the card up and that they would investigate further. As I was doing this a caller came to the door saying that he was.......

24 April 2015

From Enfield Police: I have been asked to try and get the word out there to “vulnerable ” groups in and around Enfield re this old scam that is doing the rounds again:- Knock on the door from a legitimate sounding company such as Dynorod: “Hi, we have been clearing drains in the area and found that your drains are causing the problem. It’s going to cost a lot of money to clear/repair but if you don’t get them clear/repaired they will cause damage to other properties and you will be.......

14 February 2015

The following warnings about currently common types of scam are included in this month's Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhood News. The most common scam is the one shown above in the picture. Protecting your card details is vital. Card scams involve the use of stolenor counterfeit cards to make direct purchases or cash withdrawals or the use of stolen card details to buy items over the phone or via the internet. What you should know Phone: Your bank and the police will never ring you and.......

21 December 2014

We've been asked to promulgate the following warning from the Nationa Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Summary Action Fraud has received a large number of reportsfrom victims who have been defrauded when attempting to purchase items on online shopping and auction websites. Reporting shows that internet fraudsters  are increasingly exploiting victims’ readiness to sign for deliveries before checking the contents, which causes them difficulties when they later attempt to dispute the transaction........