Welcome to your West Putney Ward Safer Neighbourhoods Team newsletter
This is our fourth issue and we will introduce you to your ward-based policing team and provide you with ward news, crime prevention advice and how you can contact your local SNT officers. Your comments and feedback on this newsletter would be welcome.
Reducing Antisocial Behaviour Involving Mopeds
After receiving complaints from local residents regarding youths riding mopeds in a dangerous, antisocial or inconsiderate manner we have issued a number of warnings to motorists under Sec. 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002. These warnings last for twelve months and if breached gives police the power to seize the vehicles concerned. Several mopeds have been seized by the team for persistantly being ridden dangerously or antisocially around West Putney.
‘KICKZ’ at the Ashburton Youth Club
The ‘KICKZ’ Project has been up and running now since March 2008 at the Ashburton Youth Club and has been welcomed by the local residents on the ward as being a great initiative for 11-18 year olds. The project was set up by Chelsea Football
Club, The Metropolitan Police and Wandsworth Council. The youth club is also open during these times for youths to attend who are not interested in participating in KICKZ as the club offers
various workshops and activities for youths to get involved in. So if you have any children that are between 11-18 years old and have the potential to be the next David Beckham then send them
down! Coaches from Chelsea Football Club supervise all sessions.
West Putney SNT handed out crime prevention advice and met actor Philip Glenister at Queen Mary's Hospital summer fete.
Cracking down on Antisocial Behaviour
Over the past few months West Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team has made significant efforts to identify those individuals believed to be responsible for antisocial behaviour on the ward and take action against them. Tackling antisocial behaviour is one of the Team’s top priorities.
As well as making arrests when offences have been committed Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABCs) have been used by the team as a way of curbing antisocial behaviour before it escalates into more serious levels of criminal behaviour.
Help make your neighbourhood safer
Attend meetings organised by us, give us a call or drop us an email. Have your say and work with us to find lasting solutions
* Become a Volunteer, Special Constable or Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).
For details visit www.metpolicecareers.co.uk
* Tell us about concerns in your local community by visiting www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods/survey
*Get crime prevention advice at www.met.police.uk/crimeprevention
Your Safer Neighbourhoods team is not a 24-hour emergency response team. 999 should always be used if there is any danger, or risk to life, or a crime is in progress.
To improve your access to all Metropolitan Police services in non-emergency situations, we have introduced a new easy to remember contact number: 0300 123 1212.
Visit the Met’s new crime mapping website and find out more about crime in your local area enabling you to take an active roll in making your community safer, http://maps.met.police.uk/
If you have information about crime in your area and you’d rather not speak to the police, you can give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Crimestoppers is an independent