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.

National Cybercrime survey

I am an old hand in electronic communiations. I can immediately tell when an e-mail is malicious, fraudulent or plain nonsense.

Many fraudulent e-mails appear genuine and can fool recipients.

An easy trick to tell if an e-mail is from the promised sender is click on the contact and see the e-mail address it comes from. If it pretends to be from a bank but the e-mail address is obviously different from the bank’s domain, delete the whole thing and if you have the time (recommended) inform the institution the e-mail pretends to come from.

But to help combat cybercrime better please complete this survey.

ASB up-dates

Having founded a Neighbourhood Watch scheme on this estate about 10 years ago, I have plenty of experience of problem solving.

As it still appears, the amount of reported concerns doesn’t match with the amount of reports received by various agencies.

There are several ways to report concerns, as the latest Tower Hamlets Homes newsletter shows. It has been put through letter boxes recently. The Met Police website also shows a ‘promises document’ published at the Bethnal Green SNT.

If people are concerned their calls are not received there are ways to report and receive a written acknowledgement with reference number. Both the Met Police website and the Tower Hamlets council website disperse received reference numbers for online reports. Residents contacting the SNT via e-mail also keep a receipt for their e-mails sent.

As for the environment, in our part of the estate, I cannot see that any shrubbery has been cut back since several months now. Shrubbery maintenance is an important part of crime control.

It is good to see that so many of you are concerned about having a peaceful home environment, thanks for that.