Canons SNT Update

08 October 2015

New Scotland Yard

Our Aim is to Make Harrow the Safest Borough in London

We need you to do this and we want to engage with you to listen to your concerns.
Here is our October Update

Ward Priorities

The nights are drawing in, doors and garages may be left unlocked or your home may appear empty.

Burglary prevention tips:

  • If you are out in the back garden, ensure that your front door is secure.
  • Put your garden tools away into a garage or shed after using them, they could be used to break into your home.
  • When you leave a room unattended, close the windows and doors - especially on the ground floor.
  • If you want to leave windows open while you sleep, fit window restrictors so they cannot be fully opened, or make sure they are not large enough to allow access to a burglar.
  • Keep all wallets, purses, credit cards, car keys and other valuables out of sight.
  • Use timer switches to operate lamps or TV’s to give the illusion of being home.

Anti-Social Behaviour
We continue to patrol areas that are affected by anti-social behaviour. Local youths gathering in these areas are stopped and asked to account for their presence in the area and searched when there are grounds to do so. We also deliver questionnaires regarding anti-social behaviour, the answers that we receive will help us identify areas affected by anti-social behaviour and provide important feedback on how we can effectively deal with it.

We were contacted by residents regarding rough sleepers living in Stanmore Marsh. The team arranged for the location to be cleaned and structures removed by Harrow Council. Regular police patrols have seen a decrease in the number of people living on the Marsh.

Motor Vehicle Crime and Road Safety
We carry out high visibility patrols and provide crime prevention advice to residents on how to keep their belongings and vehicles safe.

We have also been involved in a number of traffic operations to target vehicles without insurance, deter criminals using the roads and prevent anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving on the roads especially outside schools. Drivers using mobile phones are also stopped. More operations have been planned for the coming months and we will continue to disrupt anti-social behaviour by motorists. 
Come and meet us
A chance to gain advice, have your say about local policing issues and help make a difference to your neighbourhood.

Drop in surgery on Thursday 29th October between 1800-1845hrs at Stanmore Tube Station.
Drop in surgery on Monday 23rd November between 0800-0845hrs at Canons Tube Station.
Drop in surgery on Friday 18th December between 0930-1015hrs at Tesco Express, Canons Parade, Whitchurch Lane.
Drop in surgery on Sunday 31st January 2016 between 1000-1045hrs at St Lawrence's Church, Whitchurch Lane.

Neighbourhood Champions
Harrow Council and Harrow Police would like to invite you to join Neighbourhood Champions. Although the council and police spend a great deal of time on street cleaning, street nuisance issues and anti-social behaviour, in reality they can’t be everywhere all of the time. This scheme is about getting the community involved to help highlight street level issues so something positive can be done about them, it’s not about spying or informing on neighbours and other residents. By becoming a Neighbourhood Champion you have a say in your community, you will be helping make Harrow’s streets cleaner and safer and enjoy being part of a team that makes a noticeable difference to the quality of life for local residents. For information on how to apply contact the team.

Become a Ward Panel member
A ward is a neighbourhood within your borough. Each ward has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhoods Team. Each ward has a panel made up by members of the community who live or work within that ward. This panel meets regularly to discuss the concerns facing the local community around crime and anti-social behaviour, and sets the priorities the local police team will tackle. They also get involved in working with the police team and partner agencies such as the council to find lasting solutions to these priorities. Contact us for details.

To protect it, register it
Did you know that you can register all of your property for free on a website where police can identify the owners of lost and stolen goods? Please visit where you can create a free private and secure portfolio of all your personal property.

Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111
Crimestoppers is a charity that will take your call anonymously and pass the information to police. If you have information regarding a crime or anyone who may be benefiting from the proceeds of crime, then contact Crimestoppers now.

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