Crime on Parkview

It was brought to our attention via NextDoor that on the Parkview Estate, there is a high rate of car break-ins. This morning, one of our coordinators went around the estate and indeed found one car windscreen smashed. We will post pics of all problems we found here, anonymised of course.

A picture was taken and the matter was reported to police and CAD 1183/31Mar22 was allocated.

We can offer residents a specific ASB / crime WhatsApp group to let us know immediately when they have become aware of a problem. We can only deal with what we know and then also raise the matter at the SNT Ward Panel. Please let us know if you wish to become a Neighbourhood Watch member and part of a Parkview WhatsApp group. Register for Neighbourhood Watch here and join the Parkview Neighbourhood Watch group. You can then ask to join a WhatsApp group Parkview specific.

car found vandalised on 31. March 2022, we will make daily rounds and add victim’s cars as they occur.

Protect your car against criminals break-ins by not leaving any valuables or tech items in plain sight. Also you are advised to use a security attachment for blue badges. car crime prevention advice here

Community Safety Pledge


Neighbourhood Watch members pledge to

  • Promote a culture that does not tolerate harmful language, antisocial behaviour and hostility towards others
  • Enable others to identify and take an active stance to prevent harassment, antisocial behaviour and intimidation within our community.
  • Actively encourage and support others to Report harassment, antisocial behaviour and intimidation and share intelligence about these crimes to the relevant authorities
  • Support those affected by harassment, antisocial behaviour and intimidation and refer victims to relevant support agencies

Keeping your home safe

A free online course, delivered via Zoom, to those wanting to know more about home safety in and around the home, especially adapted session for people in inner cities.

You are cordially invited to book onto a free event I am hosting. Bookings are via Eventbrite.

Keep yourself, home, possessions safe for city dwellers

This will be for Saturday, 19. February 5pm. Duration ca 1 hour, depending on questions raised.

Course delivery via Zoom.

Once booked onto the course, you can log onto the course on the date/time specified.

Swan rescue on Parkview Estate

Today, 4th. January 2022, we started the year with the dramatic rescue of a swan, who flew into one of our trees along Sewardstone Road. A resident called the Fire brigade at 9:15. Fire brigade arrived with 2 engines and rescued the swan from the tree. The swan was stuck for a mere 45 minutes. The fire brigade reacted quickly and did their best.

Two members from a Swan Rescue organisation, took the swan and put the animal, barely alive, into their car to attempt to save the animal.

Thank you

Just want to express a heartfelt thank you to our caretakers and maintenance staff who regularly keep our estate clean.

We really do appreciate your tireless efforts to keep stairs, walk ways, waste and recycling areas to a good standard. It can’t always be easy with some people dumping rubbish without regard to the rest of us. Caretakers always try their best to manage dumped rubbish and keep overflowing bins at a reasonable standard until waste collections take place. To report a waste problem you can use the LYN App and also up-load a picture of your concern.

Please respect our caretakers.

Also thank you to our local Safer Neighbourhood Team officers who come and patrol our estate to ensure our safety. They are always available to contact by email and by phone 0208 721 2849. Though their shift patterns vary, you can leave a message. If you want to get a reference for your contact please use the online SNT Met Service.

Food hampers delivered

Festive food parcels were delivered to elderly, vulnerable residents on Parkview estate, who cherished them and thanked all the volunteers to bought, assembled, prepared and delivered the food.

We also want to praise those elderly residents who would not open the door unless a person well known to them came to the door.

This was provided by the Parkview Residents Association and helped by main watch co-ordinator Johanna, who left Neighbourhood Watch cards inside the parcels with contact information. Any residents needing support over the festive period, please do not hesitate to contact. We are online via

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Up-date to legal statement

An up-date to the legal statement was made today. Read here.

The editor of this website is holding a valid ICO Data Handling license.

Most important changes are

  1. Residents of the estate are not automatically members of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme unless they register with Ourwatch. Please also visit our Neighbourhood Watch page for changes.
  2. An up-date to privacy and Data handling has been published
    1. Neighbourhood Watch Data is not shared with the Parkview Residents Association
    2. Data collected for the purpose of residents matters is handled separately from Neighbourhood Watch data and may be shared with Residents Association and landlord related and other agencies who handle issues.

Helping with car vandals

It has been brought to our attention that cars in the Parkview Estate had been broken into. When such vandalism happens it is often at night or few people actually evidence the crime.

It is possible within the current legislation that people with camera door bells, car video can share evidence of a crime with police. If people do not want to share to police directly, they can do so anonymously via our anonymous crime reporting facility. You do not have to give a name, number or email address. In fact we do not even monitor your IP address. So you are completely anonymously supporting your neighbours.

You can upload camera footage or pictures to us here.

It would be even better if everybody on Parkview Estate, signed up formally for Neighbourhood Watch, as we can notify each other quickly about things.

As Neighbourhood Watch member it is legal to share evidence with the main coordinator whilst it is illegal to share pics or footage with other civilians.

Of course you must always report any crime, car thefts, any other thefts directly to police for your insurance. You must obtain your own crime number.

However, anonymous evidence can be provided by anybody who has it.

To report a crime, which is still in progress always call 999

Become aWatch members, display stickers

To report a crime, which took place already and offenders are no longer on site you can ring 101 or even can report to police directly via their Twitter account, which also allows you to upload pictures. Once you are on the Police Twitter account, press the envelope and you will be able to make a crime report, which will result in a crime number given to you after a short wait.

It is also helpful to have Neighbourhood Watch window stickers in the dwellings on the estate, it is statistically proven that criminals are 13% less likely to commit a crime if window stickers are visible.