I was very pleased to read in this week’s East End Life that a tip-off from a local resident led to the discovery of drugs stashed under a communal stairwell in the Waterloo Gardens area on 14 October.
It’s that community awareness that Parkview Neighbourhood Watch wishes to raise in our community. It is that community awareness and willingness to inform police of law breakers that helps to keep us and our children safe and well.
We urge all residents to take a good example on the anonymous hero that told police about that stash of drugs and helped prevent drugs being distributed in our locality. All it takes is a call to the local Safer Neighbourhood Team Tel: 020 8721 2851 Fax 020 8217 6683 or crime stoppers on . There is no need to give your name, you can if you want.
Also very important is that you “immediately” call the police on 999 if you see a crime being committed.
It does help a lot if you are acutely aware and use your power and social responsiblity and call police at that moment in time, when you see the activity going on. That can include someone breaking into a home or shop, someone breaking into a car, people being hurt, damage done.
If you want to be especially helpful please take notes of dates, times and places, write down what repeat offenders look like if you can anticipate the disturbance, especially around well known local trouble spots. We make a notice sheet available on request.