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.