ASB and how to stop it

Did you see the ASB tent behind Mark House last week? Officers from THH and the ASB team patrolled the estate, supported by the local Safer Neighbourhood Team from Bethnal Green East.

How to combat ASB

  1. Register with OWL, which is the police mailing list to get surveys directly from police so that you can take part and explain to police directly what the problem is. They send these around every 3 months.
  2. Complain online directly to THH, which generates a reference number for you to refer to.
  3. Register with Neighbourhood Watch by going here and become a member.

Come and talk to Neighbourhood Watch

We’ll be at the Glasshouse Community Centre most Thursday mornings between 10-12. Have a coffee on us.

Community Safety Pledge

#Bethehange https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/charter

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

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 https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/

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.

Bethnal Green Ward Panel

The next meeting of the Ward Panel is on 1. December 2021 from 18:30 – 19:30

To be able to attend you must notify the Bethnal Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team from Met Police who are our partners in this panel. Email: cemailbox.bethnalgreen@met.police.uk

Ward Panel membership benefits our community as the ward panel determines how policing resources get deployed in our Safer Neighbourhood Ward. See the ward panel handbook here.

The next meeting is at Queen Mary University and we will have elections for Ward Panel officers If there are more people than places, then those who regularly attend and have been member of the ward panel will get preference of entry.

If you wish to join Parkview Neighbourhood Watch then please do so by registering here.

We have a Winter social bring and share party on 18. December and our next watch meeting is on 15. January 2022.

Residents Association AGM

The Parkview Residents Association cordially invites all residents of the Parkview Estate to attend the

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date: Monday 15. November 2021

Time: 19:00

Venue: The Glasshouse Community Centre, 161 Old Ford Road, London E2 9QB.

Agenda:

  • Chairperson’s report
  • Treasurer’s finance report
  • Getting involved in Parkview Residents Association
  • Election of committee members
  • Proposed changes to THH tenancies

It seems that the RA is looking to appoint a new treasurer as the current one is moving away. Have you got the skills with spreadsheets and numbers? Yes, you want to help the local community, please step forward and come along.

Also attending will be

  • Tower Hamlets Homes
  • Bethnal Green Safer Neighbourhood Team
  • Parkview Neighbourhood Watch

The Residents Association is also seeking to appoint a part-time clerk to deal with lettings of the community centre and general admin at a rate of £10.85 per hour (LLW) for 4 hours each week.

Please direct any further enquiries to secretaryparkview@gmail.com

Meeting today

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch has a drop in meeting today at the Glasshouse 18. Sept. 2021 between 5-6 pm together with the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association.

We can give you advice on

  • how to report crime and ASB online using your smart phone, tablet or laptop
  • joining Neighbourhood Watch
  • our local SNT Ward Panel

Crime prevention advice

Pick up booklets leaflets on important issues like

  • Investment Scams
  • Phone Scams
  • Cyber Scams
  • Phishing
  • any other things you want to know
One of our meeting displays

Monthly drop-ins

We now run monthly drop-ins.

17. July2021 

21. August 2021 

18. September 2021 

16. October 2021 

20. November 2021 

18. December 2021 

17:00 – 18:00, The Glasshouse, 161 Old Ford Road, London E2 9QB, Map. 

  • Learn how to report crime ASB online using your phone, tablet, computer
  • Speak to police constables
  • apply to become a member of the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association
  • Discuss your local watch development
  • order / pickup pre-ordered posters/stickers

For all meeting dates please see the THNWA calendar, which also shows other events like the Knife prevention courses for parents, run by One Housing or Fraud and Cyber crime courses.

This check list is very useful. Pick up hard copies at our meetings

Noise from basketball and play area

It was brought to my attention that people playing basketball and ball in the football pitch near Rosebery House do so till after 11pm and that residents living nearby cannot sleep undisturbed because of the noise.

The play area falls within the by-laws as seen here:

because this play activity takes place with the consent of the Council, because the Residents Association put that basket ball hoop there with their consent, the situation becomes complicated.

Obviously the Parkview Neighbourhood Watch does not condone noises later than 8pm in the play area.

Any resident from Parkview having problems with noise from the football area at Rosebery House, please contact us, using our contact form.

We’ll be speaking to Residents’ Association, THH, Parkguard and SNT to get patrols in the area at night time.

There is a public meeting at the Glasshouse on 17. July 2021 at 5PM, which will be held by Parkview Neighbourhood Watch and the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association. Two Police Constables and two PCSO officers will be there to discuss any problems you may have.