Bethnal Green Community Safety

At the Walkabout in April 2017 for the Bethnal Green Ward, issues were recognised and acted upon.

Please see enclosed the newsletter that reflects upon the local policing issues.

Issues include Parkview Estate Pomeroy House.

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As mentioned in the previous post, residents wishing to become members of the Safer Neighbourhood Panel for Bethnal Green please register with OWL. The next panel meeting, by invitation only, will take place at the Glasshouse.

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Weapon sweeps in Bethnal Green

hidden-knive

As you can see from the picture a 10 inch knife was found barely hidden on a sidewalk in undergrowth.

The knife is hard to see but the handler will know where it is and can retrieve it quickly.

The East London Advertiser reported on the story and shows how dangerous this knife is. If you can see such items in the undergrowth, hidden in bushes, grass or elsewhere please notify the police immediately.

A gun was also found in the Mile End Road by gardeners reports the ELA.

Police Contact Advice:
Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress.
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents. Calls to 101 have a fixed cost of 15p per call.

 

THH safety assurance

Following the tragic and shocking events at the Grenfell Tower block, which prompted some residents to post on Facebook how concerned they are for our safety, Tower Hamlets Homes has posted letters of assurance through letter boxes yesterday.

In our block all tenanted flats and houses have wired in fire alarms. Also residents can additionally install personal fire alarms in their rooms.

Free Fire brigade safety checks can be booked by phoning 0800 028 44 28, you will get a free fire alarm installed by the Fire Brigade.

People are advised to NOT have bulky inflammable goods stored on their balconies and keep all public walkways and areas free of rubble.

Caretakers constantly monitor the estates for safety. Here at Rosebery caretakers have moved away external rubbish and recycling bins from the building.

Bethnal Green Ward

Ward Walkabout on 10 April 2017 between 4.30pm – 6pm (open to residents and partners)
Meeting Point: Globe Road (opposite the Co-op) E2 0LX

We will be visiting some of our ASB hotspot areas during the walkabout:
1. Rogers Estate
All locations:
ASB (alcohol and nitrous oxide), drug use and drug-dealing (mostly cannabis), moped related crime and dangerous driving

2. Tuscan House (Digby Street)
3. Morpeth Street and Warley Street
4. Harpley Square (Raynham House)
5. Parkview Estate (via Meath Gardens)

Hope to see you at the Ward Panel meeting or while we are doing our Walkabout.

This walk walkabout is attended usually by local police officers and the Borough Commander.

Break-in alert

A leaseholder neighbour from Piggott House had his door kicked in at 18:15 yesterday evening, he says somebody had gone through his belongings but nothing was apparently taken.

Neighbours heard a noise but thought nothing of it.

It is difficult to hear where a noise comes from and finding out what it is. On estates noises are hard to source; and with building work going on in many places it is hardly possible to call emergency services for every aggressive noise one hears.

Whilst I do not want to advocate the view that it is the dwellers fault that their doors kicks in easily and they make it easy for the burglars, I would still recommend that residents install a multi-bolt secure door.

Whilst I do not want to advertise any particular manufacturer, a Google search results in many suitable doors being available.

Perhaps if any readers have seen anything yesterday and retrospectively remember any useful information please inform your local Safer Neighbourhoods Officer or ring 101 or crime stoppers help out anonymously as well on the number 0800 555 111.