Household CCTV systems may need to be registered.

News from Bromley Neighbourhood Watch

Following a ruling by the European Court of Justice, the UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has ruled that household CCTV systems that film beyond the boundary of the property, such as the street, must now be registered?  The ICO has implemented this with an annual fee per household of £35 and details of households that register their systems will appear on a searchable Public Register.  For full details, go to the ICO website at: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/cctv

In one London Ward, household CCTV covering the street has been submitted to the Police and has directly led to over 100 arrests for burglary and other serious offences in the past 5 years.  As a result, a group of Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators in Hillingdon have started an on-line petition to encourage the ICO to waive the registration fee.  Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network has taken up the challenge and is inviting Coordinators across England and Wales to sign the petition.  Naturally, Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association supports this action.  The Petition can be found here:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/122236

Copers Cope Police Newsletter May 2016

Street Surgery

Our next surgeries are on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 25th May between 4 pm & 5 pm Waitrose Southend Road
  • Wednesday 29th June between 12 pm & 1 pm Waitrose Southend Road
  • Saturday 30th July between 4 pm & 5 pm Waitrose Southend Road
    Tuesday 23rd August between 12 pm & 1 pm Waitrose Southend Road
  • Wednesday 28th September between 1 pm & 2 pm Waitrose Southend Road

Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information.

MetTrace

The Met have come up with an operation called MetTrace an initiative to help residents make their homes more secure by providing smartwater forensic marking equipment.
The equipment allows residents to mark valuable property such as jewellery, mobile phones, electrical items and bikes.

The plan is 1 in 7 London homes will have been visited and introduced to MetTrace by 2018 with a planned 440,000 kits to be distributed over the three year project.
100% conviction rate if found with stolen SmartWatered property.

Each kit is unique to your home.
Bromley Police have a team currently visiting homes across the borough and hopefully will be in the Beckenham area in the future.

Crime

Our ward priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime
  • Robbery – personal property

Our promises are:

  • ASB related to alcohol
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic

Reported Burglary and Motor Vehicle Crimes for April

There has been several residential and non residential burglaries in the Copers Cope ward.

Two residential burglaries occurred in Oakwood Avenue and three non residential burglaries occurred in The Drive.

There has also been a few thefts from motor vehicles, work vehicles again are being targeted by suspects.

Contact

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Copers Cope Police Newsletter March 2016

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 12py Steve King, Sergeant
    PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )

Street Surgery

Our next surgeries are on the following date:

  • Wednesday 23rd March 2016 between 2.00 p.m & 3.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road

Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information.

Crime

Our ward priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime
  • Robbery – personal property

Our promises are:

  • ASB related to alcohol
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic

February burglary and motor vehicle crimes

Unfortunately there has been 6 burglaries of a dwelling and 6 garage / shed burglaries non dwelling during the month of February. The majority have occurred in Flats in the area surrounding Copers Cope Road.

There has also been 4 reported thefts from motor vehicles. The majority of these crimes have been work vans or delivery vehicles where tools or parcels have been stolen.

We also had 3 criminal damage to vehicles these offences took place in Albemarle Road on the same evening. The suspect involved was seen by a resident and was soon arrested by local officers.

 

 

 

Beware of Dippers

The Copers Cope team have been visiting shops making staff and security guards aware that dipping offences have been taking place in the High Street and asking the stores to put up posters advising shoppers to keep their bags close to them and not left unattended on trolleys etc.

-It only takes a moment for a suspect to remove a purse or a wallet from an unattended bag.

-Please be aware of people around you, particularly if they are walking by you in close contact.

-Suspects often work in teams and may use distraction techniques to get to your property.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Copers Cope Police Newsletter February 2016

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 12py Steve King, Sergeant
    PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )

Street Surgery

Our next surgeries are on the following dates:

  • Friday 26th February 2016 between 4.00 p.m & 5.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road
  • Wednesday 23rd March 2016 between 2.00 p.m & 3.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road

Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information.

MetTrace

The Met have come up with an operation called MetTrace an initiative to help residents make their homes more secure by providing smartwater forensic marking equipment. The equipment allows residents to mark valuable property such as jewellery, mobile phones, electrical items and bikes.

The plan is 1 in 7 London homes will have been visited and introduced to MetTrace by 2018 with a planned 440,000 kits to be distributed over the three year project. 100% conviction rate if found with stolen SmartWatered property. Each kit is unique to your home. Bromley Police have a team currently visiting homes across the borough and hopefully will be in the Beckenham area in the future.

Crime

Our ward priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime
  • Robbery – personal property

Our promises are:

  • ASB related to alcohol
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic

January burglary and motor vehicle crimes

Unfortunately there had been several burglaries in the Beckenham area during the month of January this includes residential and non residential offences the worst affected areas for residential burglary has been in the Foxgrove Road area where there has been three reported offences.

There had also been a few thefts from motor vehicles in January with two offences occurring in Downs Hill Road.

On the 9th January the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team conducted a warrant at an address in Beckenham where a resident was arrested for procession of drugs.

On the 15th January the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team conducted another warrant this time in an address in Penge where two residents were arrested for procession with intent to supply. One of the residents tried to discard of some of their items by throwing them out of a rear window, unfortunately for them this was spotted by yours truly!

 

 

Pedal Cycles

We have had a few reported offences of pedal cycles being stolen from bike sheds. Some of these offences have occurred in communal bike sheds attached to flats. Please be aware and if possible look into any security improvements.

Please remember to lock your bikes and consider getting it security etched and registered.

The Bromley Safer Transport Team will be holding cycle marking events on the following dates:

4th February 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 11th February 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 18th February 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 25th February 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 3rd March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 10th March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 17th March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 24th March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station 31st March 5.00 pm till 6.00 pm Bromley South Railway Station

Up and coming events are advertised on:

http://www.met.police.uk/teams/transportse/bromley/

Further crime prevention information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.

Neighbourhood Watch

Copers Cope ward would like to have a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator(s) on every street. If you know of anyone who wishes to take part please find information on http://www.bnwa.co.uk/

If you know anyone who has set up a neighbourhood watch please can you send me their e-mail address so I can send them our monthly news letter.

Panel Members

We are looking for local residents to join our ward panel. There are 4 meetings a year and panel members help decide on the wards promises and discuss local issues.

If you would like to have your say on how your local community is policed please contact us for details.

Local Information

If there is any information you would like to share with the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team and residents of Beckenham in relation to crime then please e-mail us using the address on the bottom of this letter.

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Scam Alert – cold call from company claiming to help people with arthritis and other medical conditions

The Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team have been made aware of elderly local residents receiving a phone call from a company claiming to help people who suffer from arthritis and other medical conditions.

The company then goes on to say that a representative works locally out of Beckenham hospital, a Mr Bell, checks have been made and it appears that there is no Mr Bell at Beckenham hospital. This company then attempts to arrange an appointment at the residents address.

If you receive or know of anyone who has received a call similar to this please contact us.

Call 0208 721 2772
Email coperscope.snt@met.police.uk http://www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods In an emergency always dial 999

Copers Cope Police Newsletter January 2016 

Wishing You All a Happy New Year

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter. The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 12py Steve King, Sergeant
  • PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )

Street Surgery

Our next surgeries are on the following dates:

  • Saturday 30th January 2016 between 11 a.m & 12.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road
  • Friday 26th February 2016 between 4.00 p.m & 5.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road

Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information.

MetTrace

The Met have come up with an operation called MetTrace an initiative to help residents make their homes more secure by providing smartwater forensic marking equipment. The equipment allows residents to mark valuable property such as jewellery, mobile phones, electrical items and bikes. The plan is 1 in 7 London homes will have been visited and introduced to MetTrace by 2018 with a planned 440,000 kits to be distributed over the three year project. 100% conviction rate if found with stolen SmartWatered property. Each kit is unique to your home. Bromley Police have a team currently visiting homes across the borough and hopefully will be in the Beckenham area in the future.

Crime

Our ward priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime
  • Robbery – personal property

Our promises are:

  • ASB related to alcohol
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic

December Burglary & Motor vehicle crimes

There has been an increase in garage burglaries in the month of December these offences have mainly been happening in areas where there is a communal garage areas such as flats. The majority of these crimes have occurred in the Brackley Road area.

Vehicle crime has been relatively low in December and there has been no pattern in terms of area where these crimes have been committed.

Crime Prevention Burglary

Front Door Security: Doors should be solid timber, not hollow, a minimum of 44mm thick, supported by three 100mm ( 4” ) hinges. The frame to be of sound timber, securely bolted or screwed to the walls every 600mm ( 23” ) around the whole frame.

– Fit a good automatic deadlocking latch cylinder lock a third of the way down the door.

– Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise deadlock with boxed staple a third of the way up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Strengthen the door frame with metal reinforcement. A “ London Bar “ on the lock side and a “ Birmingham Bar “ on the hinge side.

– Fit a letterbox cowl / basket to prevent fishing for keys or access to lock handles.

Back Doors: Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise sash lock halfway up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Fit key operated bolts to top ( max height 1.5m ( 4’ 11” ) and bottom of the door.

– Reinforce any weak door panels with either sheet metal or 9mm plywood.

Double French Doors: Fit key operated bolts to the top and bottom of each door securing it to the frame.

– Fit hinge bolts or interlocking hinges to any outward opening door.

Patio Doors: Fit patio door locks at the top and bottom of the opening section of the patio door.

– Fit an anti-lifting device to prevent the door being lifted and moved.

Window Security:

Sash Windows: Fit 2 key operated sash stops to the upper window. The maximum window opening should be 100mm ( 4” ) to allow ventilation when the house is occupied.

Casement ( Hinged ) Windows: Fit key operated locks on the opening side. If replacing windows fit those that have achieved British Standard 7950 and have laminated glass 6.4mm thick in ground floor and accessible windows.

Gardens: Secure your rear gardens by locking gates and fixing trellis to the top of fences. Trellis should support climbing plants but not climbing intruders.

Sheds: Secure your shed or ensure that tools that may prove useful for breaking in ( e.g. forks and spades ) are secured elsewhere.

Please if you can take simple steps to help prevent these offences take place, lock all windows and doors of your house even if you leave for just a few minutes. If you have an alarm please use it.

Vehicles

When you leave your car please lock it and use your alarm or immobiliser if you have one and take any valuables with you.

Mobile Phones

Please consider using the immobilise website to register your mobile phone. It only takes a couple of minutes and it’s completely free. If your phone is lost or stolen you’re much more likely to get it back and possibly help catch a thief as well. http://www.immobilise.com

Cash Point Machines

Please be aware of your surroundings if and when you use a cash point machine. Be vigilant of people near you when entering your PIN and don’t allow yourself to be distracted if some body tries to talk to you whilst you are using the cash point. If uncertain, use another machine.

Pedal Cycles

Please remember to lock your bikes and consider getting it security etched and registered. The Bromley Safer Transport Team are holding cycle marking events on the following dates:

  • 7th January at Bromley South BR Station 5.00 p.m – 7.00 p.m
  • 9th January at Halfords, Sevenoaks Way 10.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m
  • 16th January at Cadence, Anerley Hill 10.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m
  • 23rd January at Panagua Bikes, Hayes Street, Hayes 10.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m
  • 30th January at Cycles UK, High Street, Orpington 10.00 a.m – 2.00 p.m

Up and coming events are advertised on:

Further crime prevention information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.

Neighbourhood Watch

Copers Cope ward would like to have a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator(s) on every street. If you know of anyone who wishes to take part please find information on http://www.bnwa.co.uk/

If you know anyone who has set up a neighbourhood watch please can you send me their e-mail address so I can send them our monthly news letter.

Panel Members

We are looking for local residents to join our ward panel. There are 4 meetings a year and panel members help decide on the wards promises and discuss local issues.

If you would like to have your say on how your local community is policed please contact us for details.

Local Information

If there is any information you would like to share with the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team and residents of Beckenham in relation to crime then please e-mail us using the address on the bottom of this letter.

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team

Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Copers Cope Police Newsletter December 2015

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 12py Steve King, Sergeant
  • PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )

Street Surgery

Our next surgeries are on the following dates:

  • Friday 4th December 2015 between 5.00 p.m & 6.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road
  • Saturday 30th January 2016 between 11 a.m & 12.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road
  • Friday 26th February 2016 between 4.00 p.m & 5.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road

Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information.

Poppy Charity Collection Theft

A theft of a Poppy charity tin occurred on Remembrance Sunday 8th November in La Rascasse in Beckenham High Street.

CCTV was taken by myself and the suspect was quickly identified. I am now pleased to say that this person has been caught, arrested for this crime and for another similar offence and will now be spending his Christmas behind bars.

Push Chair Found on Beckenham Green

A push chair was found a few days ago on Beckenham Green and has been taken to St. George’s Church.

If you have recently lost or know someone who has lost a push chair please show this picture and hopefully we can reunite it to the owner.

The church can be contacted on 0208 663 6996 if there is no answer please leave a message .

Crime

Our ward priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime
  • Robbery – personal property

Our promises are:

  • ASB related to alcohol
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic

November Burglary & Motor vehicle crimes

  • There has been 2 residential burglaries
  • There has been 2 distraction burglaries
  • There has been 2 attempted residential burglaries
  • There has been 2 non residential burglaries
  • There has been 9 theft from motor vehicles
  • There has been 2 criminal damage of a motor vehicle

The Police in Bromley are still conducting operations in the worse affected areas for both burglary and motor vehicle crimes.

Crime Prevention Burglary

Front Door Security: Doors should be solid timber, not hollow, a minimum of 44mm thick, supported by three 100mm ( 4” ) hinges. The frame to be of sound timber, securely bolted or screwed to the walls every 600mm ( 23” ) around the whole frame.

– Fit a good automatic deadlocking latch cylinder lock a third of the way down the door.

– Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise deadlock with boxed staple a third of the way up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Strengthen the door frame with metal reinforcement. A “ London Bar “ on the lock side and a “ Birmingham Bar “ on the hinge side.

– Fit a letterbox cowl / basket to prevent fishing for keys or access to lock handles.

Back Doors: Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise sash lock halfway up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Fit key operated bolts to top ( max height 1.5m ( 4’ 11” ) and bottom of the door.

– Reinforce any weak door panels with either sheet metal or 9mm plywood.

Double French Doors: Fit key operated bolts to the top and bottom of each door securing it to the frame.

– Fit hinge bolts or interlocking hinges to any outward opening door.

Patio Doors: Fit patio door locks at the top and bottom of the opening section of the patio door.

– Fit an anti-lifting device to prevent the door being lifted and moved.

Window Security:

Sash Windows: Fit 2 key operated sash stops to the upper window. The maximum window opening should be 100mm ( 4” ) to allow ventilation when the house is occupied.

Casement ( Hinged ) Windows: Fit key operated locks on the opening side. If replacing windows fit those that have achieved British Standard 7950 and have laminated glass 6.4mm thick in ground floor and accessible windows.

Gardens: Secure your rear gardens by locking gates and fixing trellis to the top of fences. Trellis should support climbing plants but not climbing intruders.

Sheds: Secure your shed or ensure that tools that may prove useful for breaking in ( e.g. forks and spades ) are secured elsewhere.

Please if you can take simple steps to help prevent these offences take place, lock all windows and doors of your house even if you leave for just a few minutes. If you have an alarm please use it.

Vehicles

When you leave your car please lock it and use your alarm or immobiliser if you have one and take any valuables with you.

Mobile Phones

Please consider using the immobilise website to register your mobile phone. It only takes a couple of minutes and it’s completely free. If your phone is lost or stolen you’re much more likely to get it back and possibly help catch a thief as well. http://www.immobilise.com

Cash Point Machines

Please be aware of your surroundings if and when you use a cash point machine. Be vigilant of people near you when entering your PIN and don’t allow yourself to be distracted if some body tries to talk to you whilst you are using the cash point. If uncertain, use another machine.

Pedal Cycles

Please remember to lock your bikes and consider getting it security etched and registered.

The Bromley Safer Transport Team are holding cycle marking events on the following dates:

11th December 2015 at Bromley South BR Station 5.00 p.m – 7.00 p.m 7th January 2016 at Bromley South BR Station 5.00 p.m – 7.00 p.m

Up and coming events are advertised on:

http://www.met.police.uk/teams/transportse/bromley/

Further crime prevention information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.

Neighbourhood Watch

Copers Cope ward would like to have a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator(s) on every street. If you know of anyone who wishes to take part please find information on http://www.bnwa.co.uk/

If you know anyone who has set up a neighbourhood watch please can you send me their e-mail address so I can send them our monthly news letter.

Panel Members

We are looking for local residents to join our ward panel. There are 4 meetings a year and panel members help decide on the wards promises and discuss local issues.

If you would like to have your say on how your local community is policed please contact us for details.

Local Information

If there is any information you would like to share with the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team and residents of Beckenham in relation to crime then please e-mail us using the address on the bottom of this letter.

 

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

WISHING YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Copers Cope Police Newsletter November 2015

 

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 12py Steve King, Sergeant
  • PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )

Street Surgery

Our next surgeries are on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 11th November 2015 between 11.00 a.m & 12.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road
  • Friday 4th December 2015 between 5.00 p.m & 6.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road

Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information.

Crime

Our ward priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime
  • Robbery – personal property

Our promises are:

  • ASB related to alcohol
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic

We have seen a drop in burglary offences in the last month however theft from motor vehicles is still a problem with offences happening in different areas across the ward.

With the dark nights now drawing in please look into protecting your home when it starts to get dark. Having timer switches for your lights is a cheap solution.

The Police in Bromley are still conducting operations in the worse affected areas for both burglary and motor vehicle crimes.

Cycle Marking

 

The Bromley Safer Transport Team are holding cycle marking events on the following dates:

– 6th November 2015 Bromley South BR Station 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm – 10th November 2015 Beckenham Spa 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm

– 13th November 2015 Bromley South BR Station 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm
– 14th November 2015 Cycles UK Orpington High Street 10.00 am – 4.00 pm – 20th November 2015 Bromley South BR Station 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Up and coming events are advertised on:

http://www.met.police.uk/teams/transportse/bromley/

Further crime prevention information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.

Trading Standards Warning

Three incidents have come to our attention involving what appears to be a very similar bogus drainage repair scam.

Incident 1

Trading Standards were contacted by the family of a Beckenham resident who was cold called and told there was a problem with a neighbours drain. He allowed the men into his back garden to inspect his manhole cover and they told him that work was needed to clear a blockage. The resident paid a deposit for machinery needed to do this work.

This man was also told that he had damp in the property and then paid a further £10,000 to resolve these problems.

Incident 2

A further report was received from an elderly resident in Orpington who was cold called by a young male in shorts and told that there was a problem with a blockage on a neighbours drain. The resident was asked for permission to inspect his drains and he agreed. The male lifted the manhole cover and left.

The resident was then telephoned by a man claiming to be from a company attempting to sort out the problem, he was told that a deposit of £4000 was needed to hire machinery to clear the blocked drains and asked the resident to go to the bank and get a bankers draft.

The resident refused and he then received a call from someone claiming to be from the council who applied more pressure in an attempt to get the resident to provide the funds. The resident again refused.

The resident then received a phone call from a further male pretending to be one of the neighbours, again applying pressure and trying to appeal to the resident’s good nature in assisting a neighbour. Luckily the resident knows his neighbours and did not fall for it.

When they continued to phone, the resident advised that he had informed trading standards and police and the caller hung up.

Incident 3

Trading Standards have issued an additional warning following further reports of rogue trader activity in Beckenham. Officers were alerted to a vulnerable man who had gone to his bank to withdraw £12,000 in cash. This followed a previous withdrawal a few days earlier of £12,000 for what the man said was roof repairs. Bank staff became concerned and called the rapid response team who attended and discovered the man had been cold called on Tuesday 6th October by two men, both believed to have Irish accents and noticeable tans, persuaded the victim needed £27,000 worth of property repairs. They were driving a white transit van and may have been using a trading name of Home Improvements or Home Maintenance.

Officers investigating this matter interviewed several neighbours and have found a further victim who was elderly and pressured into having roof repairs by the same gang.

Head of Trading Standards Rob Vale is urging all residents to be extra vigilant. “We have had a string of cases recently where consumers are being

aggressively targeted by organised criminals. This case is particular upsetting as the male has mental health issues which would have been apparent to anyone talking to him and these people have taken advantage of him in the most despicable way. We will do all we can to find these individuals”

Portfolio Holder for Public Protection and Safety Cllr Kate Lymer added: “We have been promoting the Adult Safeguarding is “Everybody’s Business” campaign for several months now and seen an increase in referrals of this type of incident. But we need to do more so please report suspicious traders to the rapid response team on 07903 852 090.”

Trading Standards are investigating these incidents. Please look out for any suspicious cold callers offering property repairs or purporting to be from the council.

Call the trading standards rapid response team on 07903 852 090 if you are approached by anyone offering any type of property repairs. Please look out for any neighbours who may be vulnerable to this type of caller.

Neighbourhood Watch

Copers Cope ward would like to have a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator(s) on every street. If you know of anyone who wishes to take part please find information on info@bromleynwa.org.uk

If you know anyone who has set up a neighbourhood watch please can you send me their e-mail address so I can send them our monthly news letter.

Panel Members

We are looking for local residents to join our ward panel. There are 4 meetings a year and panel members help decide on the wards promises and discuss local issues.

If you would like to have your say on how your local community is policed please contact us for details.

Local Information

If there is any information you would like to share with the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team and residents of Beckenham in relation to crime then please e-mail us using the address on the bottom of this letter.

Local Event

The next market will be taking place on Beckenham Green Saturday 5th December.

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Bogus drainage repair scam

Bromley Trading Standards are investigating the following incidents:

Incident 1 – A Beckenham resident was cold called and told there was a problem with a neighbour’s drains. He allowed men into his back garden to inspect a manhole cover and they told him work was needed to clear a blockage. The resident paid a large deposit for machinery needed to do this work, was told he also had damp in his property and paid a further £10,000 to resolve both “issues”.

Incident 2 – An elderly resident in Orpington was cold called by a young male in shorts and told that there was a problem with a blockage in a neighbour’s drains. The resident was asked for permission to inspect his drains and he agreed. The male lifted the manhole cover and left. The resident was then telephoned by a man claiming to be from a company attempting to sort out the problem. He was told a deposit of £4,000 was needed to hire machinery to clear the blocked drain and was asked for a banker’s draft. The resident refused and then received a call from someone claiming to be from the Council who applied more pressure in an attempt to obtain the funds. The resident again refused. The resident then received a call from another male pretending to be one of his neighbours, again applying pressure and trying to appeal to the resident’s good nature. Luckily, the resident knows his neighbours and did not fall for it. When they continued to phone, the resident advised he had informed Trading Standards and the Police after which the caller hung up.
Call Bromley Trading Standards Rapid Response team on 07903 852 090 if you are suspicious of anyone offering any type of property repairs and look out for any neighbours who may be vulnerable to this type of caller.

Copers Cope Police Newsletter October 2015

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 12py Steve King, Sergeant
  • PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )

Street Surgery

Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information. Our next surgeries are on the following dates:

  • Saturday 17th October 2015 between 10.00 a.m & 11.00 a.m at Waitrose Southend Road.
  • Wednesday 11th November 2015 between 11.00 a.m & 12.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road
  • Friday 4th December 2015 between 5.00 p.m & 6.00 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road

Crime

Our ward priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime
  • Robbery – personal property

Our promises are:

  • ASB related to alcohol
  • Shoplifting
  • Traffic

We are currently suffering from vehicle crime in the Copers Cope area. The majority of these vehicles have been vans belonging to people working on building sites in the area. Most of these have been victim to theft of tools however there has also been a couple of vans stolen where the victim has left keys unattended. Please remove all valuables and do not leave your keys with your vehicle.

There had been a few burglaries in October the majority have been garage or shed burglaries. There has also been a few attempted burglaries.

The Police in Bromley are still conducting operations in the worse affected areas for both burglary and motor vehicle crimes.

Crime Prevention Burglary

Front Door Security: Doors should be solid timber, not hollow, a minimum of 44mm thick, supported by three 100mm ( 4” ) hinges. The frame to be of sound timber, securely bolted or screwed to the walls every 600mm ( 23” ) around the whole frame.

– Fit a good automatic deadlocking latch cylinder lock a third of the way down the door.

– Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise deadlock with boxed staple a third of the way up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Strengthen the door frame with metal reinforcement. A “ London Bar “ on the lock side and a “ Birmingham Bar “ on the hinge side.

– Fit a letterbox cowl / basket to prevent fishing for keys or access to lock handles.

Back Doors: Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise sash lock halfway up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Fit key operated bolts to top ( max height 1.5m ( 4’ 11” ) and bottom of the door.

– Reinforce any weak door panels with either sheet metal or 9mm plywood.

Double French Doors: Fit key operated bolts to the top and bottom of each door securing it to the frame.

– Fit hinge bolts or interlocking hinges to any outward opening door.

Patio Doors: Fit patio door locks at the top and bottom of the opening section of the patio door.

– Fit an anti-lifting device to prevent the door being lifted and moved.

Window Security:

Sash Windows: Fit 2 key operated sash stops to the upper window. The maximum window opening should be 100mm ( 4” ) to allow ventilation when the house is occupied.

Casement ( Hinged ) Windows: Fit key operated locks on the opening side. If replacing windows fit those that have achieved British Standard 7950 and have laminated glass 6.4mm thick in ground floor and accessible windows.

Gardens: Secure your rear gardens by locking gates and fixing trellis to the top of fences. Trellis should support climbing plants but not climbing intruders.

Sheds: Secure your shed or ensure that tools that may prove useful for breaking in ( e.g. forks and spades ) are secured elsewhere.

Please if you can take simple steps to help prevent these offences take place, lock all windows and doors of your house even if you leave for just a few minutes. If you have an alarm please use it.

Vehicles

When you leave your car please lock it and use your alarm or immobiliser if you have one and take any valuables with you.

Mobile Phones

Please consider using the immobilise website to register your mobile phone. It only takes a couple of minutes and it’s completely free. If your phone is lost or stolen you’re much more likely to get it back and possibly help catch a thief as well. http://www.immobilise.com

Cash Point Machines

Please be aware of your surroundings if and when you use a cash point machine. Be vigilant of people near you when entering your PIN and don’t allow yourself to be distracted if some body tries to talk to you whilst you are using the cash point. If uncertain, use another machine.

Pedal Cycles

Please remember to lock your bikes and consider getting it security etched and registered.

Further crime prevention information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.

Scams

Copers Cope work closely with Trading Standards if you have been or know someone who may have been a victim of a rogue trader or any mass marketing scam then please report this to the Police.

If you think you have a rogue trader at your front door call Bromley Trading Standards on their rapid response number 07903852090.

Neighbourhood Watch

Copers Cope ward would like to have a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator(s) on every street. If you know of anyone who wishes to take part please find information on info@bromleynwa.org.uk

If you know anyone who has set up a neighbourhood watch please can you send me their e-mail address so I can send them our monthly letter.

Panel Members

We are looking for local residents to join our ward panel. There are 4 meetings a year and panel members help decide on the wards promises and discuss local issues.

If you would like to have your say on how your local community is policed please contact us for details.

Local Information

If there is any information you would like to share with the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team and residents of Beckenham in relation to crime then please e-mail us using the address on the bottom of this letter.

Local Events

There was a market on Beckenham Green on Saturday 19th September. There were many stalls, rides for the kids and entertainment from the stage and a horse display. Many residents came along during the day.

The next market will be taking place on Beckenham Green Saturday 5th December.

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Petition to stop cuts to local neighbourhood policing.

A petition to help stop the cuts to Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) in London (including Beckenham and Bromley Borough Police).  Please sign the petition (ignore the part about a donation at the end). Once signed please pass on to friends, family and neighbours.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-neighbourhood-policing-in-london

Copers Cope Police Newsletter August 2015

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 48py Mark Shrubsole
  • PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated ward Officer ( DWO )

Local Information

Information has been brought to our attention regarding the “Metro” newspaper being delivered to residential addresses. The papers have either been left on door steps or have been posted partly through letter boxes. It is not known who has been doing this and this could possibly be used as a marker to let criminals know who is in or who is out.

I therefore ask if you see any papers sticking out of letter boxes or on door steps of yours or neighbouring property to remove or push any mail completely through the letter box.

The Metro has been contacted and they have not organised any deliveries to residential addresses. They are also going to be sending a Metro representative to Beckenham Junction BR Station to see if anyone is removing quantities of newspapers.

On Thursday 23rd July Copers Cope & Shortlands safer neighbourhood team officers were involved in a speed camera operation in several roads in the Beckenham area.

I am pleased to say that the vast majority of drivers drove at the correct speed.

The roads that were picked resulted from speaking with residents whilst out on patrol and when speaking to residents during our public surgeries.

On the same day we had officers in Costa Coffee shop in the High Street where we spoke and gave crime prevention in regards to mobile phone thefts.

If there is any information you would like to share with the Copers Cope safer neighbourhood team and residents of Beckenham in relation to crime then please e-mail us using the address on the bottom of this letter.

Local Events

There has been a couple of events that have taken place at Beckenham Green which have been enjoyed by the local community.

The Harris Academy had a “Word Fest” where there was music, poetry and stalls and we most recently had the “Market on the green” where there were stalls and a fun fair.

There will be more markets taking place on Saturday 19th September and Saturday 5th December.

Crime

Our ward priorities are:

  • Burglary
    Motor vehicle crime Robbery – personal property

Our promises are:

  • ASB related to alcohol Shoplifting
    Traffic

In the month of July there has been a few burglaries and vehicle crimes, however the number of reported offences have been dropping over the last couple of months. Please be vigilant and be aware now it’s the summer holidays, keep a eye on your neighbours property if they are away and push through any post that maybe sticking out of their letter box.

In order to lower crime in the worse effective areas on the borough there has been pro active patrols and operations by Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers. This has seen crime such as burglary and motor vehicle crime fall.

Neighbourhood Watch

Copers Cope ward would like to have a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator(s) on every street. If you know of anyone who wishes to take part please find information on info@bromleynwa.org.uk

If you know anyone who has set up a neighbourhood watch please can you send me their e-mail address so I can send them our monthly letter.

Panel Members

We are looking for local residents to join our ward panel. There are 4 meetings a year and panel members help decide on the wards promises and discuss local issues.

If you would like to have your say on how your local community is policed please contact us for details.

Street Surgery

Our next surgeries are on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 5th August 2015 between 3.00 p.m & 4 p.m at Waitrose Southend Road.
  • Saturday 12th September 2015 between 10.00 a.m & 11.00 at Waitrose Southend Road.
  • Saturday 17th October 2015 between 10.00 a.m & 11.00 a.m at Waitrose Southend Road.

Come and talk to your local Officers and discuss your concerns and for crime prevention information.

Crime Prevention Burglary

Front Door Security: Doors should be solid timber, not hollow, a minimum of 44mm thick, supported by three 100mm ( 4” ) hinges. The frame to be of sound timber, securely bolted or screwed to the walls every 600mm ( 23” ) around the whole frame.

– Fit a good automatic deadlocking latch cylinder lock a third of the way down the door.

– Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise deadlock with boxed staple a third of the way up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Strengthen the door frame with metal reinforcement. A “ London Bar “ on the lock side and a “ Birmingham Bar “ on the hinge side.

– Fit a letterbox cowl / basket to prevent fishing for keys or access to lock handles.

Back Doors: Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise sash lock halfway up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Fit key operated bolts to top ( max height 1.5m ( 4’ 11” ) and bottom of the door.

– Reinforce any weak door panels with either sheet metal or 9mm plywood.

Double French Doors: Fit key operated bolts to the top and bottom of each door securing it to the frame.

– Fit hinge bolts or interlocking hinges to any outward opening door.

Patio Doors: Fit patio door locks at the top and bottom of the opening section of the patio door.

– Fit an anti-lifting device to prevent the door being lifted and moved.

Window Security:

Sash Windows: Fit 2 key operated sash stops to the upper window. The maximum window opening should be 100mm ( 4” ) to allow ventilation when the house is occupied.

Casement ( Hinged ) Windows: Fit key operated locks on the opening side. If replacing windows fit those that have achieved British Standard 7950 and have laminated glass 6.4mm thick in ground floor and accessible windows.

Gardens: Secure your rear gardens by locking gates and fixing trellis to the top of fences. Trellis should support climbing plants but not climbing intruders.

Sheds: Secure your shed or ensure that tools that may prove useful for breaking in ( e.g. forks and spades ) are secured elsewhere.

Please if you can take simple steps to help prevent these offences take place, lock all windows and doors of your house even if you leave for just a few minutes. If you have an alarm please use it.

When you leave your car please lock it and use your alarm or immobiliser if you have one and take any valuables with you.

Further information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.

Mobile Phones

Please consider using the immobilise website to register your mobile phone. It only takes a couple of minutes and it’s completely free. If your phone is lost or stolen you’re much more likely to get it back and possibly help catch a thief as well. http://www.immobilise.com

Cash Point Machines

Please be aware of your surroundings if and when you use a cash point machine. Be vigilant of people near you when entering your PIN and don’t allow yourself to be distracted if some body tries to talk to you whilst you are using the cash point. If uncertain, use another machine.

Pedal Cycles

With summer here many people will be using their bikes more often. Please remember to lock your bikes and consider getting it security etched and registered.

Scams

Copers Cope work closely with Trading Standards if you have been or know someone who may have been a victim of a rogue trader or any mass marketing scam then please report this to the Police.

If you think you have a rogue trader at your front door call Bromley Trading Standards on their rapid response number 07903852090.

 

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Newsletter July 2015

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 48py Mark Shrubsole
  • PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated Ward Officer ( DWO )

Street Surgery

Saturday 11th July 2015 between 3pm and 4pm at Waitrose, Southend Road

Crime

Our priorities are:
Burglary
Motor vehicle crime Robbery – personal property

In the month of June there has been 7 residential burglaries and 7 thefts from a vehicle. The majority of these crimes have been spread across the ward however 2 of the burglaries did take place in Bromley Road.

Please if you can take simple steps to help prevent these offences take place, lock all windows and doors of your house even if you leave for just a few minutes. If you have an alarm please use it. Lock your car and take any valuables with you.

In order to lower crime in the worse effective areas on the borough there has been pro active patrols by Police Officers. This has seen crime such as burglary and motor vehicle crime fall.

Purple Flag

Beckenham town centre is looking to be accredited with a purple flag. If you are wondering what that is, the purple flag is a accreditation that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night showing that the night time economy offers clean and safe enviroments, great bars and clubs, a variety of arts and cultural attractions, and excellent transport links.

The benefits of achieving the purple flag are:

Raised profile
Positive publicity
Improved public image
Increased visitors
Increased expenditure
Lower levels of crime and antisocial behaviour

Crime Prevention

Front Door Security: Doors should be solid timber, not hollow, a minimum of 44mm thick, supported by three 100mm ( 4” ) hinges. The frame to be of sound timber, securely bolted or screwed to the walls every 600mm ( 23” ) around the whole frame.

– Fit a good automatic deadlocking latch cylinder lock a third of the way down the door.

– Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise deadlock with boxed staple a third of the way up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Strengthen the door frame with metal reinforcement. A “ London Bar “ on the lock side and a “ Birmingham Bar “ on the hinge side.

– Fit a letterbox cowl / basket to prevent fishing for keys or access to lock handles.

Back Doors: Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise sash lock halfway up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Fit key operated bolts to top ( max height 1.5m ( 4’ 11” ) and bottom of the door.

– Reinforce any weak door panels with either sheet metal or 9mm plywood.

Double French Doors: Fit key operated bolts to the top and bottom of each door securing it to the frame.

– Fit hinge bolts or interlocking hinges to any outward opening door.

Patio Doors: Fit patio door locks at the top and bottom of the opening section of the patio door.

– Fit an anti-lifting device to prevent the door being lifted and moved.

Window Security:

Sash Windows: Fit 2 key operated sash stops to the upper window. The maximum window opening should be 100mm ( 4” ) to allow ventilation when the house is occupied.

Casement ( Hinged ) Windows: Fit key operated locks on the opening side. If replacing windows fit those that have achieved British Standard 7950 and have laminated glass 6.4mm thick in ground floor and accessible windows.

Gardens: Secure your rear gardens by locking gates and fixing trellis to the top of fences. Trellis should support climbing plants but not climbing intruders.

Sheds: Secure your shed or ensure that tools that may prove useful for breaking in ( e.g. forks and spades ) are secured elsewhere.

Further information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.

 

Scams

Copers Cope work closely with Trading Standards if you have been or know someone who may have been a victim of a rogue trader or any mass marketing scam then please report this to the Police.

If you think you have a rogue trader at your front door call Bromley Trading Standards on their rapid response number 07903852090

Neighbourhood Watch

Copers Cope ward would like to have a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator(s) on every street. If you know of anyone who wishes to take part please find information on info@bromleynwa.org.uk

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Met Police Commissioner Public Meeting in Bromley – 6.30pm Wed 24 June at Bromley Central Library

 

Bromley Council have advised that the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis will be coming to Bromley on Wednesday 24th June at 6:30pm to hold a roadshow in Bromley Central Library.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be answering questions and setting out the challenges facing the Metropolitan Police Service to communities from both Bromley and Bexley Boroughs.

Senior Officers from both Boroughs will also be at the event to meet local stakeholders and residents before and after the Commissioner speaks.

This event will be chaired by Gareth Bacon, on behalf of James Cleverly. Gareth is a London-wide GLA member and the Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

This event has an open invitation to all and an advertisement will be in the News Shopper shortly. 

Copers Cope Police Newsletter June 2015

Hello and thank you for reading this months Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes

  • PS 48py Mark Shrubsole
  • PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated ward Officer ( DWO )

In the month of May there has been

  • 4 Residential burglaries, two of which have occurred in Copers Cope Road the other two took place in Downs Hill & Shortlands Grove.
  • 3 Burglary non dwellings ( sheds, garages etc ) these have occurred in Copers Cope Road, Montana Gardens and The Avenue.
  • 1 Theft of motor vehicle, this occurred in Downs Hill where a motor bike was taken from a drive way
  • 4 Theft from motor vehicles, these have occurred in Copers Cope Road, West Gate Road and two offences took place in Hackington Crescent.

However there has been a drop in reported offences, particularly burglary, in March there were 7 residential burglaries compared to May’s 4 and in April there were 7 burglary non dwellings compared to May’s 3. Motor vehicle crime has also dropped, in April there were 11 theft from motor vehicle offences compared to May’s 4.

Please if you can take simple steps to help prevent these offences take place, lock all windows and doors of your house even if you leave for just a few minutes. If you have an alarm please use it. Lock your car and take any valuables with you.

Street Surgery

We held a surgery on Saturday 9th May in Waitrose where we spoke to and gave crime prevention information to over 100 residents. Crime prevention advice given covered burglary, motor vehicle crime, cycle theft and mobile phone thefts.

We hold monthly surgeries and we hope you can come along and see us. Our next street surgeries are on the following dates:-

  • Thursday 4th June 2015 between 3pm and 4pm at Waitrose, Southend Road
  • Saturday 11th July 2015 between 3pm and 4pm at Waitrose, Southend Road

Crime

Our priorities are:
Burglary
Motor vehicle crime Robbery – personal property

Crime Prevention

Front Door Security: Doors should be solid timber, not hollow, a minimum of 44mm thick, supported by three 100mm ( 4” ) hinges. The frame to be of sound timber, securely bolted or screwed to the walls every 600mm ( 23” ) around the whole frame.

– Fit a good automatic deadlocking latch cylinder lock a third of the way down the door.

– Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise deadlock with boxed staple a third of the way up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Strengthen the door frame with metal reinforcement. A “ London Bar “ on the lock side and a “ Birmingham Bar “ on the hinge side.

– Fit a letterbox cowl / basket to prevent fishing for keys or access to lock handles.

Back Doors: Fit a British Standard 3621 mortise sash lock halfway up the door ( avoiding joints in the timber ).

– Fit key operated bolts to top ( max height 1.5m ( 4’ 11” ) and bottom of the door.

– Reinforce any weak door panels with either sheet metal or 9mm plywood.

Double French Doors: Fit key operated bolts to the top and bottom of each door securing it to the frame.

– Fit hinge bolts or interlocking hinges to any outward opening door.

Patio Doors: Fit patio door locks at the top and bottom of the opening section of the patio door.

– Fit an anti-lifting device to prevent the door being lifted and moved.

Window Security:

Sash Windows: Fit 2 key operated sash stops to the upper window. The maximum window opening should be 100mm ( 4” ) to allow ventilation when the house is occupied.

Casement ( Hinged ) Windows: Fit key operated locks on the opening side. If replacing windows fit those that have achieved British Standard 7950 and have laminated glass 6.4mm thick in ground floor and accessible windows.

Gardens: Secure your rear gardens by locking gates and fixing trellis to the top of fences. Trellis should support climbing plants but not climbing intruders.

Sheds: Secure your shed or ensure that tools that may prove useful for breaking in ( e.g. forks and spades ) are secured elsewhere.

Further information is available from http://www.met.police.uk/bromley and follow the link to Crime Prevention.

Scams

Copers Cope work closely with Trading Standards if you have been or know someone who may have been a victim of a rogue trader or any mass marketing scam then please report this to the Police.

If you think you have a rogue trader at your front door call Bromley Trading Standards on their rapid response number 07903852090

Operation Meebos

The team has continued to be involved in Operation Meebo this involves officers, whilst on patrol, to speak to and engage with persons going door to door cold calling and delivering leaflets.

Contacts

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team Newsletter May 2015

Hello and welcome to our first Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) newsletter.

The team details and ward map along with other useful information can be accessed at http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/CopersCope

Your team includes:

  • PS 48py Mark Shrubsole
  • PC 128py Steve Allen, Dedicated ward Officer ( DWO )
  • PCSO 7256py Julie Oldfield, Dedicated ward Officer ( DWO )

Street Surgery

Copers Cope SNT will be holding street surgeries on the following dates:-

  • Thursday 4th June 2015 between 3pm and 4pm at Waitrose, Southend Road
  • Saturday 11th July 2015 between 3pm and 4pm at Waitrose, Southend Road

Come along and speak to a member of the team.

Crime

Our priorities are:

  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle crime Robbery – personal property

Although crime is falling we will continue to patrol predicted crime areas. If you see a member of your team please stop and talk to us if you have any concerns regarding crime in your area and we will be happy to assist you with crime prevention advice and any other questions you may have.

We have recently conducted operations in the Copers Cope area in both uniform and plain clothes in order to reduce and detect both motor and burglary offences.

Scams

Copers Cope work closely with Trading Standards if you have been or know someone who may have been a victim of a rogue trader or any mass marketing scam then please report this to the Police.

If you think you have a rogue trader at your front door call Bromley Trading Standards on their rapid response number 07903852090

Operation Meebos

The team has been taking part in Operation Meebo this involves officers, whilst on patrol, to speak to and engage with persons going door to door cold calling and delivering leaflets.

Thank you for your time reading this letter, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and we will be more than happy to help.

If you need police for an urgent matter where you are in danger or fear always dial 999. If you wish to see a police officer for a non emergency matter, then please dial 101

Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Team

Telephone 0208 721 2772
E-Mail Coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

Help your ‘Safer Neighbourhood’ and have your say.

  • Do you live on Copers Cope Ward in Beckenham?

  • Would you like a say in your ward priorities and promises?

  • Then why not consider joining the Copers Cope Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel?

The panel meet quarterly and you will be encouraged to voice your views, concerns or words of thanks during an informal public meeting with your local neighbourhood team. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity to not only stay in touch with your local team but really make a difference by setting our objectives to make your ward a better place to live, work, shop or socialise.

The panel is also  in need of a Chairperson – this is an exciting opportunity for someone to lead members and be a pivotal contact between the police and your community. If you are interested in this or wish to attend the next ward panel meeting (Date to be confirmed) then please email our local police team at coperscope.snt@met.police.uk

The Copers Cope Residents’ Association has a representative on the panel and we look forward to welcoming you.