Norbury Police Update

The Norbury Police team have made a number of arrests this week ranging from burglary to breaching a court order.

Following on from the recent warning by the Norbury Police team about the use of mopeds in robberies, the latest figures show a decrease in this time of incident. Police are continuing to monitor the situation and are conducting regular checks on mopeds and motorcycles through out the Norbury area in an attempt to combat this. Do help them by keeping an eye out and reporting any suspicious behaviour.

You can download the latest crime report here.

Boundary changes – how they will affect Norbury and you

The Boundary Commission is looking into the constituency boundaries with the aim of reducing the totally number of MPs by 50, and also to equalise the size of the constituencies.

The Boundary Commission’s recommendation is that Norbury leaves the current constituency, Croydon North, and becomes part of a new Streatham & Mitcham constituency. 

For local government Norbury would remain in Croydon. 

The new constituency would cover three local authorities, Merton, Lambeth & Croydon. 

There is more information here and you can leave comments.

This consultation also lasts to 5 December 2016.

Update from Norbury Neighbourhood Policing Team

There have recently been a number of robberies across the ward.  Police say that, typically, the favoured method by the offenders is to use a moped to target the individual. They are asking residents to be vigilant in respect of mopeds that are approaching at a lower speed than usual or that you may notice are hanging around an area for a prolonged amount of time.

If you have any suspicions then please call please call ‘101’ providing as much detail as possible as to the moped itself & as to the description(s) of the riders.

In light of the recent robberies, police have been at Norbury station handing out crime prevention advice and advising people to register their electrical items on www.immobilise.com. This gives police a chance of returning items to you should the worst happen.

You can download the crime report for 21-18 October 2016 here.

Veteran Car Run

car-runIt is nearly time for the Veteran Car Run, which takes place on Sunday 6 November 2016.

You can download the spectator route guide here.

As you will see, the cars will be coming through Norbury around 7.25am. 

There will be a few of us along the High Street cheering them on so do come along, its a great atmosphere.

Full details about the event is available here.

What’s On: Made in Croydon

Made in Croydon will be celebrating all things designed and produced in Croydon borough through three pop up markets. The details are as follows:

– Friday 25th November, Box Park Croydon
– Saturday 10th December, Box Park Croydon
– Saturday 17th  December, Centrale Croydon

If there are any artists or craftspeople interested in participating in these markets please get in touch with at bakonechni.mic@gmail.com

Electoral Review of Croydon

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) would like to hear from local people, members of staff, councillors and organisations in Croydon Borough about how it should draw up new ward boundaries across Croydon.

The LGBCE has recommended that the council should retain its 70 councillors in the future but are now drawing up a new pattern of wards and wants your comments, suggestions and ideas on what ward boundaries there should be.

The consultation closes on 5 December 2016.

Have your say here.

Celebrate Halloween Safely

The police have published a leaflet providing tips for a happy and safe Halloween:

  • Young people should never go trick or treating alone, adults should always accompany them.
  • Children should only visit the homes of people they know, don’t knock on strangers’ doors and never enter a stranger’s house.
  • For older children, set a time for them to trick or treat and plan a route so you know where they’ll be.
  • Keep to well-lit areas and never take short cuts through alleyways or out of the way places. Remember road safety, wear bright or reflective clothing and carry a torch.
  • Unless pre-arranged, children shouldn’t visit elderly and vulnerable members of the community as it may frighten them. If they see a ‘no trick or treat’ sign tell them to respect it and move on.
  • Don’t throw flour and eggs – it can cause damage and misery. Keep tricks within the law – anything that results in damage is an offence and will be dealt with as such.

Community Awareness Day

Norbury Police are holding a Community Safety Awareness Day on Saturday 29th October 2016 at St Oswald’s Church Hall, St Oswald’s Road SW16 3SB between 11am – 2pm.

Activities and information include:

  • Crime Prevention Advice from our local Safer Neighbourhood Police Team
  • Fire Safety Advice from our local Fire Officers
  • London Wildlife Trust  –  future events in Biggin Woods
  • Information about Neighbourhood Watch
  • Advice about Recycling & Reusing
  • ‘How to Save Energy’ from npower
  • Refreshments Available – have a chat & a cuppa

All are welcome to talk to the Police, Council and specialist groups.

Please click here for further details.