Have your say on policing priorities

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.

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Screenshot from Met Police website for Bethnal Gren 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

  • London 8
  • Tower Hamlets 9
  • Bethnal Green 11

is very concerning.

There are

  • 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.

Crime statistics

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.

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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:

  • www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/signup
  • provide an email address
  • select ‘Community Safety’ from the bulletin options
  • automatically receive all future editions to your inbox.

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Residents meeting

Yesterday’s residents meeting was very well attended and I would like to thank all those who contributed to the discussion. Councillor Sirajul Islam also came and enriched the meeting, which was very well led by our chair Cathrine Powell.

People are invited to participate in groups around

  • cycle storage
  • gardening

There is a particular green conscience with residents suggesting a green belt with fruit trees and shrubs. Any bare spots on the estate can be planted up, please get in touch.

There are still problems remaining from the botched Mayor Works program, please contact our Residents Association with your comments about this.

Recycling rates should be increased and more efforts need to be made to put the correct items into the recycling bins.

Support was pledged to keep Raine’s Foundation school open.

Please also see our ASB page for advice on how to report problems.

Please go to our contact page to get in touch if interested. You may also request addition to the Residents Association mailing list.

 

 

Local ASB problem

Have just been made aware that some youth set fire to a bin near Mark House. The fire brigade came very quickly to put the fire out.

It would help if as many residents as possible could make formal complaints about this problem because resources to deal with ASB are allocated according to the amount of complaints received.

On our sites ASB page there is a list of contacts.

Our local police team for Bethnal Green can be reported to using this web page on the Met Police website. You will get a reference number and can download or print the report.

Alternative you may contact 101 or your local SNT team when you see them.

Always dial 999 if a problem is an ongoing emergency.

Neighbourhood Watch news

Parkview Neighbourhood Watch was created in July 2007 and since then the instances of Anti-social behaviour and crime have fallen on the estate.

We provide support to vulnerable residents if required and now can offer a communications network via a What’sApp group.

If you want to join our What’sApp group please register on our online form and you will be visited by Johanna who will drop you a registration from, which will also include membership in the watch scheme.

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Johanna the Parkview Neighbourhood Watch coordinator

Once you complete the online form, Joanna will visit  for an introduction meeting.

Holding regular meetings in a fixed location has proven unpracticable as many of our residents work shifts, have child-care committment or other personal/work reasons why they could not attend at certain dates or times.

Of course the Neighbourhood Watch coordinator Johanna is a member of the Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel, which meets quarterly to discuss policing needs for our area.

Please always report instances of Anti-social behaviour or suspicious activity directly to the Metropolitan Police website where you will be given a CAD reference number. If you, additionally want to submit pictorial evidence to support your case, please then email this evidence to your Safer Neighbourhood Officers, stating that CAD reference number.

I would gladly support you if you require assistance on how to use the system. Completing the form below does not enrol you into Neighbourhood Watch as a member. It is merely for the purpose of explaining the new reporting procedures.

If there is a requirement to hold a public meeting on this issue please indicate your interest here: