Last night Cllr Bokth and I attended Haverstock’s Safer Neighbourhood Team meeting. This is the forum by which local people can influence and have a say over the prioirties of our local policing team. It’s also an opportunity for the police to feed back to us on current crime and safety issues in the area.
One noticeable increase has been burglary. In particular, properties with scaffolding outside have attracted crime and theft from opportune criminals making use of easy access to upstairs windows. This has particularly centred on the Prince of Wales Road area.
While the police are aware of the problem and doing what they can to help keep us all safe, the strong advice if there is scaffolding near your house is to check it is alarmed, check the alarm is working, and remember to keep upstairs windows locked.
The next public policing meeting will be the Safer Neighbourhood Team AGM, at Chalk Farm Salvation Army Centre, at 7pm on Tuesday 11th September. Do come along if you want to have your say on local policing.