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Thamesfield Ward
Thamesfield residents have requested that officers put more effort in disrupting and deterring a small hardcore of beggers who have recently been frequenting the Putney High St. The Thamesfield DWO has been engaging with Outreach Teams and the UK Borders Agency in order to direct individuals away from persistent begging and also to enforce EU Treaty Rights around member states nationals working and contributing to society. This is an ongoing multi-agency operation which will continue into the spring 2015.

Officers from Putney put their cover shift week to good use by conducting a range of public engagement activities on Putney High St. Officers attended all High stores and spoke to staff and members of the public regarding where they felt police activities should be directed. Responses were overwhelmingly around more high visibility patrols and more engagements of this type in future. Officers also conducted two Crime prevention meetings in the Putney Exchange which were well attended by members of the public and resulted in a large amount of crime
prevention advice being provided particularly around the Thamesfield Ward priority of Theft from motor vehicle.

The events were so successful that this will be repeated in Mid-March.

Roehampton & West Putney Wards
During the month of February PC Donnelly has been out of action with a broken finger so has been covering a lot of the administrative work in the office for the ward and her neighboring ward of Roehampton. As a result PC Andy Voong and PCSO Dave Peel have been assisting across both wards whilst also helping with the development of new recruit PC Sarah Kayes who has been very productive with 5 arrests in the month. Dave has been busy attending a number of public engagement events across both wards where he has met with over a thousand
people. These included youth engagement with Dover House Lions, student engagement at Roehampton University, older persons engagement at the sheltered accommodation clubrooms including the over 60’s club at Minstead Gardens and various RA meetings.

If you are aware of other community groups that you would like the local team to attend please email; or

Officers of Putney SNT executed two warrants for handling stolen goods at addresses in Doverhouse Road and Highcliffe Drive and a quantity of stolen goods were recovered. Two males were arrested; they have since been bailed pending further enquiries. Andy Voong and PC Sarah Kayes recently had two direct arrests. Following complaints of Anti Social Behaviour on The Lennox Estate whilst conducting directed patrols they stopped a female youth in possession of cannabis and a male youth in possession of a lock knife. The female has been bailed to the youth offending team and the male has been charged for possession of an offensive weapon and bailed to court.

Very GOOD news is that the 17 year old burglar we referred to in last month was arrested shortly after we circulated the newsletter for an offence on West Putney ward and subsequently recalled to prison where he spent his 18th Birthday.

West Hill and East Putney Wards

The policing priorities are:
* Anti Social behaviour by groups of youth, Motor Vehicle Crime and Burglary.
Our Promises are:
* Block sweeps to detect/deter ASB
* Operations around transport hubs

On 09/02/2015 a School visit was conducted at Putney High School, Putney Hill SW15, our meeting was very well attended with over 50 parents and children.
The presentation was on the Role of police officers and PCSOs, equipment and uniform, stranger danger and how/what to do if you get lost. The school has been learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and about Hansel and Gretel. Both of these stories link well to the theme of being lost and stranger danger. The school followed this up by looking more closely at keeping safe and a focus on reflective materials due to the dark evenings. The children asked a range of questions and understood the importance of informing a parent or teacher about their whereabouts.

On 28/01/2015, Officers visited a community playgroup for local families with preschool children at “THE OPEN DOOR” Community Centre in Keevil Drive, SW19 6TF.The playgroup is well attended by parents from different ethnicities, with a lot of mothers from the local polish community. We spoke to the parents about their concerns regarding the area they live in and engaged with the children who loved trying on police clothing. They would like to invite us again in April to learn more about the Police and our role. Both the parents and children expressed an
interest in exploring a police car/van and meeting the dog unit to see how the ‘four pawed officers’ do their job.

Southfield Ward

Southfields SNT officers had a bike marking event on Saturday 7th February in the Rain Sleet and Snow marking 55 bikes outside Southfields Tube Station. They Also visited Sheringdale Primary School and spoke to there Reception Classes about Stranger Danger.
Ward Priorities are:
* To resolve Motor Vehicle Crime in particular theft from motor vehicles, Police conducted patrols in Brookwood Road, Pulborough Road and Replingham Road
* Burglary Patrols (Patrols have been carried out in Burglary Hotspots - Lavenham Road and Engadine Street and Pulborough Road
Our promises are:
* An officer will conduct a Bike Marking Event in the Ward each month
* We will conduct one 'Day of Doors' operation per month. In essence we will focus on high visibility policing efforts in vehicle crime hot-spots.

Fairfield Ward

Ward Priorities are
* Burglary, Theft from Motor Vehicle and Theft of Pedal Cycle

Our promises are:
* Once a month we will dedicate a full day to carrying out a proactive operation targeting burglary offences
* Once a month we will dedicate a full day to carrying out a proactive operation targeting vehicle crime offences
* Once a month we will visit every address on 4 streets to talk to residents about crime and anti-social behavior in your area

Fairfield SNT officers have conducted proactive operations to target the current priority offences of Burglary and Theft from Motor Vehicles on the ward. Two operations, carried out in the crime hot spots, resulted in numerous stop & searches, 1 Penalty notice for disorder and 1 formal cannabis warning issued.

Earlier this month Fairfield SNT officers conducted a drugs warrant at an address on the Wendelsworth Estate after reports from the community of drug dealing, drug use and associated anti-social behaviors in the area. During the search warrant a large quantity of drugs were found and seized along with suspected stolen property. One 19 year old male was arrested on suspicion of drug possession with intent to supply and handling stolen goods. Enquiries are still ongoing.

Dates for your Diary
Have your say and make a difference.
9th April 2015 at 7.00p.m
The next Public meeting for Thamesfield Ward at
Jubilee House Putney High St, SW15
9th May 2015 at 1030a.m
The next public meeting for Southfield Ward at St
Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road SW18

Your contribution will be valued and you could
make a difference to your neighbourhood.
In a non-emergency report crime online at or phone the new 101 number.

Alternatively you can provide information about any crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Safer Neighbourhood Teams work closely with Wandsworth Council’s Community Safety Unit. The police and the council have a joint commitment to keeping people safe.

Useful council numbers include:

Switchboard 020 8871 6000
Community Safety 020 8871 6567
Anti-Social Behaviour 020 8871 8894
Graffiti Hotline 020 8871 7049
Out of Hours Noise line 020 8871 6170
Neighbourhood Watch 020 8871 8919

Your Local Team

Roehampton Ward: PC Andrew VOONG
West Putney Ward: PC Emma DONNELLY
Fairfield Ward: PC Mike DOWNEY
Southfield Ward: PC James ELVY
Thamesfield Ward: PC Alastair ADAMS
East Putney Ward: PC Martin COLE
West Hill Ward: PC Jeremy WESTON

April 2, 2015