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.

Neighbourhood Watch registration

Dear Residents.

Neighbourhood Watch on the estate is being re-organised into at least 3 watches because each area of the estate has got their own unique problems.

We’ll have a Rosebery House Watch, Sidney House watch and others.

It is essential for the purpose of good communications that all interested register with the new OWL website.

It would also be welcome if residents could pre-register and leave their essential contact information so that can be passed on to the local unit and help avoid extra work for them as you know officers are in short supply these days. Please note that no copy of your submission will be kept by Parkview Residents, only your local Safer Neighbourhood Team will get the information supplied.

So please fill in this following form and all fields are required please.

Neighbourhood Watch

The Metropolitan Police website currently undergoes a major modernisation and changes mean that at the moment, the usual feeds, which show SNT meetings for our area do not work.

A further change also is that Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch now mainly uses the OWL website for inter-watch communications.