Live or work on South Croydon ward? Please attend the next ward panel meeting (23 Aug 2019)

The next meeting of the South Croydon Ward Panel will be on Friday, 23 August from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at The Emmanuel Centre, Normanton Road, South Croydon, CR2 7AF.

Anyone who lives or works on the ward is very welcome to attend.

Download a flyer here to display or share: South Croydon Ward Panel 23 Aug 2019

No need to book. Just turn up!

Go along to receive an update from the local policing team and feed in your views.

Please spread the word so others who may be interested in attending are aware.

South Croydon Safer Neighbourhood Team

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Sanderstead – June 2019

This is the latest edition of the Sanderstead local policing team’s newsletter.

Produced by:
Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – ZD-SNTSanderstead@met.police.uk

Tel – 020 8721 2470
Twitter –  @MPSSanderstead

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MPSSanderstead/

Website:  https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/croydon/sanderstead/

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National Firearms Surrender – 20 Jul to 4 Aug 2019 – Surrender firearms anonymously and without facing prosecution at point of surrender

Call the Police on 101 to arrange collection or to receive advice on how to safely transport any firearms to hand in at the police station.

Call the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you have information on gun crime.

View the video produced by NABIS below.

Download copies here to share or to display:

NABIS gun poster 2019

NABIS information sheet 2019

Community Safety Meeting with the Borough Commander – 5 July 2019, 6-7.30pm

Residents are invited to attend this meeting to discuss the concerns within the community and to be provided with reassurance on the police’s work alongside the community following the tragic recent murder in West Thornton and other high profile criminal investigations and incidents taking place locally.

Refreshments will be provided.

The Police really hope you are able to attend at such short notice.

The Borough Commander speaking at a recent public meeting

Borough Commander, Dave Stringer will be in attendance at this meeting with his Senior Leadership Team to discuss the issues and concerns regarding safety in Croydon.

Date: Friday 5th July 2019

Time: 6pm – 7:30pm

Location: Selhurst Railway Club – Adjacent 42 Dagnall Park, London SE25 6NS

 

Please share this invite with other concerned residents

 

Beware! Police report bogus Water Board callers operating across Croydon

The Police have had a number of reported incidents of people saying they are from the Water Board who have gained or attempted to gain entry into homes in Croydon right across the borough. 

Please see the crime prevention advice below and circulate it to friends/family.  Please make elderly and vulnerable people you know aware as they are more likely to fall victim to this type of scam.

Distraction burglary 
Distraction burglars pretend to be someone they are not in order to enter your home to steal.

The most common methods include:
•       Pretending to be from a utility company investigating a gas or water leak
•       Asking for help to leave a note for a neighbour.
•       Claiming to be in a hurry or an emergency and needing to get into your home quickly.
•       Working in teams where one person distracts you while another searches your home.

 Remember – If in doubt, keep them out!

•       Always  check the identity of any caller – use your door viewer to see who is there and keep the door chain on.


•       Ask for ID and check it with the company before letting somebody in.
•       Use the phone number advertised in the phone book or online, as the number on their identity card could be fake. For a utility company, call the customer service  department.  Close the door while you do this.

Remember, genuine callers won’t mind checks. If you feel at all unsure, schedule a time for the caller to come back when a friend or relative is there. 

For pre-planned appointments with utility companies, a password scheme can be set up.  Then, if they call they will not only have to provide proof identity but this pre-agreed password.

If a distraction burglar has entered your home, be careful not to touch anything as there may be forensic evidence to trace the suspect. Call the police immediately.

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Sanderstead – May 2019

This is the latest edition of the Sanderstead local policing team’s newsletter.

Produced by:
Sanderstead Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – ZD-SNTSanderstead@met.police.uk

Tel – 020 8721 2470
Twitter –  @MPSSanderstead

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MPSSanderstead/

Website:  https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/croydon/sanderstead/

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Community meeting on Knife Crime & Violence with the Borough Commander – 1 July 2019, in New Addington

The local community are invited to a meeting in New Addington with the Borough Commander at the Addington Community Centre to discuss knife crime and violence.