The latest SNT newsletter was sent out yesterday and it shows that officers now share three wards between them to patrol. Bethnal Green, St. Peter’s and Stepney Green.
It’s good they patrol, stairwells, ASB hotspots; they even check whether people in supermarkets and public transport are wearing their masks and carry out re-assurance visits.
That is all in the face of police budget cut-backs.
We have our next Parkview Neighbourhood Watch online virtual meeting on 1. December 2020 18:00. and I ask all who want to take part to email me to get admitted to the meeting. Email email@example.com please state your address when emailing me, which will be kept confidential and not published anywhere. We work in full compliance with Data Protection laws. We do not share your details with any third parties without your permission. If you want to join Parkview Neighbourhood Watch please register here and apply for membership.
After writing to councillors, MP and THH, to alert them to design features of the new doors, THH have now confirmed that they will speak with AD about options. Our local Member of Parliament Rushanara Ali has also confirmed she is supporting this issue.
“Police have asked anyone who has had a bike stolen in Hackney or Tower Hamlets in the past 6 months…to email CE-MiST@met.police.uk with as much information about the bike as possible. (Make, model, colour and/or serial number, and a picture if available.)”
As lockdown eases in the UK, we’re expecting a rise in burglaries. Neighbourhood Watch partnered with the Home Office to create a new social media campaign to help keep people safe and continue the great work our schemes are already doing.
We need your help
Please help us spread the word and share the campaign on your local social media pages and chat groups.
As Neighbourhood Watch coordinator I do not get to know about all problems, so cannot argue on your behalf unless you inform me. However you have the opportunity to voice your preferences and ask for special attention to Parkview by using this online Met Police voting portal. The more people vote, the more resources may be allocated to our area.
As the statistics for December 2019 show, the recorded crime rate for our Bethnal Green area is well above average.
The average crime rate of
Tower Hamlets 9
Bethnal Green 11
is very concerning.
21 residential burglaries
19 cases of theft
17 cases of harrassment
Whilst the Safer Neighbourhood Panel, held in conjunction with our local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team decides on a quarterly basis, which areas of Bethnal Green they dedicate their manpower to, it is essential for residents to voice their preferences.
Not every area has people available to attend the SNT Panel meetings but we have the option to voice our concerns.
Whilst the statistics do not show that the majority of crimes are committed in and around Parkview, it is concerning that they take place in our relatively small area of Bethnal Green.
Please act quickly as the next quarterly meeting will be held next week.
A useful tool allows us to see what the crime statistics for our area are like. This website lets you selects the Safer Neighbourhood Area and see the crimes recorded over the previous year ‘ till December 2019.
The average crime rate is 229.12 per 1.000 residents, which unfortunately makes 1/5 of us victims of some crime.
Crime peaks during the summer months.
Residents concerned with issues please contact the Neighbourhood Watch coordinator. Often reporting problems is just a matter of finding the confidence to do so.
The statistics above rely to the whole of Bethnal Green.
You can sign up for a Community Safety letter published by Tower Hamlets council sign up at: