Committee Meeting

There will be a SERA Committee Meeting on Wednesday 19 July at 7.30pm.

It is taking place at Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club, 55a Ederline Avenue, Norbury.

If you’d like to attend, please email ianlclarke@blueyonder.co.uk

Norbury Police Update: w/c 24 March

Police issued a ticket for public order in Norbury Park after coming across a man urinating in the park. Police say they are dealing with these offences when they are able to and the man in question can now expect a £90 fine for his actions. A penalty notice has also been issued for cannabis possession to a man police came across whilst on foot patrol.

Police also issued a caution to a man found in possession of Class A drugs at the start of the year.

As the warmer weather has started to come back, police are seeing that more car windows are being left open, which makes cars an easy target for a thief looking for a quick money maker.

You can download the latest crime figures here.

Norbury Police Update: 3 March 2017

Theft from motor vehicle offences are still featuring heavily and are often an extremely difficult crime to successfully investigate due to lack of any suspect descriptions, usual lack of/ or poor quality CCTV footage, the large time frame involved until the offence is discovered, and lack of any suitable forensic opportunities. The best deterrent is prevention.

Please make sure you are locking your cars/ closing windows even if only away from your vehicle for a brief period of time, and try not to leave any of your valuables/ handbags & rucksacks visible within the vehicle. If you would like more crime prevention advice, please check the Metropolitan Police’s website or contact a member of your local team.

There was an incident at Norbury Train Station at the end of last week which involved a large policing presence; Thankfully no one was injured and it transpired that it was an argument that had started on a train travelling down from London; British Transport Police are conducting an investigation & a male has been identified in relation to the offence but I just wanted to allay any of your fears & hopefully stop any speculation before it begun.

We have also arrested a male who was found in possession of two crowbars & a chisel who we also suspect has been involved in a number of theft offences in our ward; His details have been forwarded onto our partnership services which will hopefully conclude with a positive result.

The latest Norbury crime figures can be downloaded here.

Norbury Police Update

Update from Norbury Police:

We are still experiencing a number of theft offences around the ward. Please contact a member of the team on Norbury.snt@met.police.uk for crime prevention advice about how to reduce the risks of you becoming a victim of crime. There are a number of easy to follow practices that will cost you next to nothing and that will go a long way to making your property less of a target.

A large quantity of stolen property is recovered by the police each year that we have no realistic chance of reuniting with their owners – Just think, if your iPad was stolen, how would it be differentiated from the thousands of others sold in the UK each year? Those power tools you rely on to feed your families… if that was stolen, how would anyone know it’s yours?

We are planning a number of property marking events in the coming months, but it is easily something you can do at home as well – something as simple as making a note of serial numbers & IMEI numbers for electrical goods, or marking tools with a permanent marker will go a long way.

Check out Immobilise.com for more information, or contact us for some advice about how to keep your property safe.

You can download the latest Norbury crime figures here.

Upcoming Events:

Street Briefing – Kilmartin Avenue j/w Ardfern Avenue, Norbury SW16 – Friday, February. 24th between 7pm – 8pm

Ward Panel Meeting – Norbury Police Office 1342-1344 London Road, Norbury SW16 – Please contact a member of the team for more info.

Property marking (Tools, phones, bicycles – whatever you’d like!) & Crime Prevention Advice – Norbury Library, Beatrice Avenue SW16 – Friday, March 3rd 2017 between 1000- 1200 hours.

Cuppa’ with a Copper – Costa Coffee, London Road, Norbury SW16 – Wednesday, March. 1st 2017 between 1030 – 1115 hours

Clean-Up Norbury

Following on from the success of November’s clean up day, Love Norbury are already planning the next one. It will take place on 11 March 2017.

Do come along and get stuck in with helping keep Norbury tidy. The more volunteers, the more will get done.

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Norbury Crime Update

There has been a number of theft from motor vehicle and theft of motor vehicles incidents. This is of a concern to the Norbury Police team and they are actively working to lower the number of offences through a number of methods. However, they can not stress enough the importance of target hardening. They are still seeing numerous insecure vehicles across the ward on their patrols, which are a target for criminals. Norbury Police are offering crime prevention advice for vehicles both via visits and via email so if you would like any assistance then please do contact the Norbury Police team at Norbury.snt@met.police.uk.

Police are also holding a number of meetings in relation to the card thefts from ATM’s, the first of two will be held this month with those in the area receiving leaflets soon.

Croydon borough will now be going live with the use of body worn video – officers will be issued body worn cameras soon which will be used to capture incidents and to aid both officers and members of the public.

You can download the latest crime figures for Norbury here.

Happy New Year!

Warmest wishes to you all at the start of 2017.

If you have a real Christmas tree that you want to dispose of, you can take it to Granville Gardens Car Park, near Norbury Park. Full details of Croydon’s Christmas Tree Recycling scheme can be found here.

Under the new recycling contract to start in 2018, Croydon Council has negotiated that all Christmas trees will be picked up from front gardens or kerbside.

Police Update

Police have, again, seen a number of robberies where mopeds have been used to commit these offences. Norbury Police are working on combating this issue and we will keep us updated with progress.

If you are discarding Christmas present boxes and wrappings, please dispose of them wisely. Leaving them by bins on driveways for extended periods of time advertises what items are in your house. Police advise folding down boxes into bin liners or recycling them at bins as necessary to reduce the risk.

Before xmas saw the new borough commander for Croydon tour the ward and spoken to at length about the issues we are facing in Norbury.

The Norbury team are also working on holding a number of meetings for the purposes of crime prevention across the ward, this is in relation to a number of thefts that have occurred in past months where people have been targeted whilst using ATMs at banks.  Dates of these meeting will follow in due course and be open to all, you may also see posters going up at the various bank branches across Norbury reminding users to cover their PIN when using these cash machines and to be wary of who is behind you.

The latest Norbury crime figures for w/c 18 December can be downloaded here.