New Neighbourhood Community Safety Service


Lewisham Council writes:

Lewisham residents have a chance to meet and find out more about Lewisham Council’s new Neighbourhood Community Safety Service.

The service provides a visible presence on the streets in Lewisham’s local neighbourhoods, working with residents to help them feel safe.

The teams will be working to support other agencies including the police, tackling local issues such as reducing levels of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Residents can meet staff from their local Neighbourhood Community Safety Service, which is divided in to three teams, to find out more, at a series of events across the borough.

Visit the Safer Lewisham Partnership bus from 11am - 4pm on 18th May - Lewisham Town Centre, SE13 (outside the main entrance by the market).

Staff from the Neighbourhood Community Safety Service will be joined by officers from the Lewisham Borough Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Residents can pick up free information and advice on anti-social behaviour, burglary and car crime prevention, personal safety and more. There will also be space to speak to a member of staff or Police Officer confidentially, if needed.

26 comments:

TM said...

Shame the bus is not scheduled to be parked next to the War Memorial on Lewisham Way.

Anonymous said...

or the junction of Shardeloes and Vesta for that matter.

Ed CPZ said...

So not offering anything that is not freely available online or through your (probably not very) local police station or emergency services?

How do you measure efficacy here?

Anonymous said...

Who knows, this site thought the mid-MOT emissions tests were a good idea...

The other Brockley nick said...

Will they be addressing the anti-social parking problems in and around Brockley cross?

Anonymous said...

Dont hold your breath.

patrick1971 said...

This is a classic feelgood announcement; what's not to like about a "community safety service"? But, as others have said, why is money being spent on this rather than just getting the police out on the beat and doing their job? And why is there this plethora of "other agencies" that always seem to bob up in the local government arena, no doubt all trying for limited council grants. Just get the police to do their job, rather than setting up endless services, forums, workshops, etc.

Monkeyboy said...

There is an element of guff I agree but the police being proactive in talking to those who they police is a good thing. It's a 'soft' process (to use some jargon) in that it's not about the nuts and bolts of their work but they are public servants so anything that maintains or reinforces that link is no bad thing. In the same way as police poping into to shops to say hello and saying 'evening all' Dixon of Dock Green style.

Anonymous said...

Whats the difference between these and community officers.

Anonymous said...

Same I think, different boroughs call them different things. Wardens/community support/storm troopers.... whatevs.

Anonymous said...

I think advice on what to do if witnessing anti-social behaviour, or preventing burglary is valuable info, but not sure having a caravan in the centre of Lewisham is the best way to provide it. How many people are actually there on a working day?
If the staff are 'divided into three teams' it sounds like there are quite a few of them. I'd send the people door-to-door in the evenings to give people this info on a cheap A4 bit of paper and say hello. Reaches more people,and gets info over.
Political canvassing-style!

charlie said...

Brockley in the news for crime (again)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388265/30-riot-police-tackle-machete-wielding-man-wheelie-bin-Brockley.html

Anonymous said...

F*** me, have seen the footage, what a nutjob

Coney said...

It's not often I'll say this but props to the cops for controlling the situation.

Anonymous said...

The other week we had a a nut case with a guillotine and now this!

max said...

It's like Michael Douglas in Falling Down.
You start making mung jokes on BC and you end up threatening a bunch of cops with a machete.

Coney said...

Yes because a card & foil shaped guillotine street theatre player is the same as a machete wielder.

Lou Baker said...

Southwark has these community wardens.

You often see them doing nothing much useful around Peckham.

In this age of austerity you'd think the council would have better things to spend its money on.

You'd clearly think wrong.

If anyone finds Lewisham Council's collective brain cell, please put it in an envelope and send it to:

Lord Bullock,
Crown Prince of all Narnia,
Narnia,
Random Cupboard in Random House,
Crofton Park.

Not a muppet said...

"age of austerity" can you please say "the nations credit card is maxed out" "squeezed middle" "hard working families" just to demonstrate that you hover up all the finly crafted soundbites that the spinmeisters hope that the Muppets pick up on.

Anonymous said...

@ coney- the guillotine really wasn't card and foil. It was thick planks with a metal blade and bigger than the actual French models. I saw it on the telly.

Lou Baker said...

I'd agree you're not a muppet. More of a fraggle.

Ok so I'm a fraggle said...

Ta.... I'll settle for that.

Anonymous said...

Shame they're not about at the weekend! how are people working mon-fri supposed to speak to them?

Hopefully, one of community safety team reads this blog and if you do
"why can;t you address the problem of teenagers walking dangerous dogs off the lead on lewisham way, and of them illegal. I sick of these skinny scrotes trying to intimidate people with their dogs."

And whilst I'm tip-tapping away can;t we get a few plain clothed coppers to walk down lewisham way and nick the gits smoking and selling weeds. I'm sick of Lewisham Way smelling like CAmden.

Pull your finger out please

Anonymous said...

apologies for typos and missing words in the previous post. It's getting late and I'm tired, but I must say, I feel much better be able to vent my spleen.

Anonymous said...

Police are so useless and helpless... all teenagers can do anti social behaviours and so on... police only watch and not helps to victims ??? why we are paying tah if they dont protect us ???

Anonymous said...

council estates m
ust be moderate and should be more private to stop access teenagers to meet there and cause problems to residents.

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