Friday, July 08, 2011

Safer Communities News


Crime and Safety Roadshow coming to Redbridge

Residents will have the chance to discuss the changes to London’s police force as Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse hosts a special Crime and Safety Roadshow at Ilford Town Hall on Monday 11 July.

The event, which will take place between 7 pm and 9 pm, is part of a series of events being held around the capital giving residents the chance to discuss the future and get an update on the Mayor’s key strategies. Mr Malthouse will be joined at the events by either Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing Ian McPherson or Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Kavanagh.

Find out more and book your place here.

Performance on crime  


Burglary

Following concerns about a sharp increase in household burglaries, the Council and the Police launched a campaign called ‘See it. Report it. Don’t ignore it.’

The aim was to encourage residents to  report suspicious behaviour and leaflets were delivered to every household in March 2011, with a message from the Borough Commander in Redbridge Life.

The Police saw a 22% increase in 999 calls reporting ‘suspect on premises’ during March compared to the average number of calls for the previous four months. During April 2011, the number of actual burglaries went down by 40% from their peak in January.

101 new non-emergency number for Police

From this summer '101' is to be the new public non-emergency contact number for the Metropolitan Police Service following a successful pilot in other force areas.

The move from the existing number to 101 is due at the end of June and will see the Metropolitan Police Service being one of the first police forces in the country to adopt the number.

By 2012 all police forces in England and Wales will have introduced 101 as their main contact number.

The 101 number is for situations that do not require an immediate police response.  Residents should still phone 999 if there is an emergency.

Council crackdowns on noise nuisance

The Council is continuing its fight against noise nuisance in the Borough as it sees a sharp rise in the number of complaints about animal noises.

As part of Noise Action Week which ran between May 23 and 27, Redbridge Council, together with the Town Centre Police Teams, held an information stall outside Redbridge Town Hall in Ilford offering local residents and shoppers help and advice on how to report noise nuisance and other forms of anti-social behaviour.

During the summer months from June to August, the Team received an increased number of complaints from residents about noise. It operates from Sunday to Thursday between 5 pm and 1 am and on Fridays and Saturdays between 6 pm and 2 am.

Residents can call the ASB Hotline on 020 8478 4679 or email asb.team@redbridge.gov.uk. Further information can also be found on Redbridge i.

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