Alexandra Cottages

In the heart of Penge, SE20

Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live.

It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.

We have a very active Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in the Alexandra Cottages.

If you would like to be part of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the Alexandra Cottages then please get in touch with Andy.

Penge Police Station mobile 07843 065 880

Contact the Penge and Cator Safer Neighbourhood Team by Email

In an emergency always call 999

For any non-emergency matter, you can contact the Metropolitan Police on 101

Penge & Cator Safer Neighbourhood Team (and Newsletter)

If you do see anything suspicious, do please report it to the police. Reported incidents are included in crime statistics, resulting in more offices dedicated to our Estate.

These are the contact numbers and email addresses for our Safer Neighbourhood Team:

  • 101 non-emergencies
  • 999 emergencies – always
  • Police station: 020 8649 3541
  • Mobile phone: 07843 065 880

Safer Neighbourhood team email: Penge.Cator.SNT@met.police.uk

Website: Penge and Cator Safer Neighbourhoods team
Herewith names of the Penge & Cator Ward police officers that cover the Alexandra Estate:
P Sgt Robert Godwin
PC Pete Williams
PC Dean Palmer
PC Tanya Isted
PC Nicholas Donaldson
PC Laurence Dight
PCSO Julie Pope
PCSO Victor Tuley

Please download the Safer Bromley News – Summer 2014, the latest e-newsletter for the Safer Bromley Partnership.

This issue contains information about the borough’s new Safer Neighbourhood Board, an invitation to the Bromley Crime Summit in September and an interview with Police Borough Commander Chris Hafford, as well as helpful crime prevention advice.

The way your neighbourhood is policed is changing

Public meeting to discuss the future of Penge and Cator Safer Neighbourhood Policing

Do you want to know how the proposed changes to Safer Neighbourhood Policing will affect you and your community?
Do you want to have a say in how your community is policed? Do you want to be involved in a new Community Advisory Panel? (CAP)

Please come to the meeting on

Thursday 17th October 7.45pm
Penge East Community Centre, 13 Station Road, Penge (next to Penge East Station)

If you have any questions, or issues you would like discussed at the meeting please email: penge-catorpanel@hotmail.co.uk

We are looking for a volunteer to represent the Alexandra Residents’ Association at this event. If you are interested, please e-mail us and we’ll forward your name to the Safer Bromley Partnership. Thank you!

The Safer Bromley Partnership Chairman, Cllr Tim Stevens, would like to invite a representative from your Residents Association to attend the first ever Crime Summit.

The Summit will be taking place on Saturday 28th September, 2013 from 10am till 2pm in The Council Chamber, Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, BR1 3DD.

The event is being held to enable the Partnership to engage with residents from across the borough. We would like your views on crime and policing and to know what is important to you and your community.

We are fortunate to have London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing; Stephen Greenhalgh confirmed as a special guest, he will be delivering a key note speech. The event will also have interactive stands and other attractions from our partners as well as workshops throughout the morning. The event will conclude with a Q&A session with a panel of key stakeholders involved in keeping Bromley safe.

Guests are requested to arrive for a 10am start. There will be tea and coffee on arrival and a light brunch later on. The event will finish at around 2pm.

The Civic Centre is well serviced by public transport, pay and display parking is also available in the St Blaise Car Park.

Bulletin #1Home Security Tips

 

Some facts about burglary

  1. Burglary is a very risky business for the criminal. Most burglars are opportunistic and looking for small electronic items to sell quickly for cash.
  2. Most burglaries take place out of view through a back window or door.
  3. Burglars choose the property that looks the easiest to get in and quickest to get out of. Make sure this is not your house.

What you can do to prevent burglary

  • Consider the following modifications; key operated window locks, deadlocks for doors, locked side gates, install a burglar alarm and security lights.
  • Don’t give the house a feeling of a ‘closed up’ look as if you have gone away ie. don’t close blinds/curtains and don’t leave a light on during the day.
  • Plant thorny bushes around boundaries and fences.
  • Don’t leave out ladders or garden tools that could be used to force entry.
  • Stick a ‘Beware of the Dog’ sign on your garden gate or door.
  • Don’t leave valuables where they can be seen from a window.
  • If you are going away, get a neighbour to bring in the bins for you. And be a good neighbour and check on properties in your street.

PLEASE REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AND ATTEMPTED BREAK INS TO THE POLICE DIALLING 101 (or 999 in an EMERGENCY)

Penge & Cator Safer Neighbourhood Team - http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/PengeandCator

Operation Bumblebee – Met Police website with advice and guidance http://content.met.police.uk/Site/crimepreventionbumblebee

Lucy Smith, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator Lucysmith425@btinternet.com

Lucy, 9 Hardings Lane, has taken on the role of Neighourhood Watch Coordinator for the estate.

Please click here to read/download the Summer 2012 edition of the Safer Bromley News, produced by the Safer Bromley Partnership.

A garage in Edward Road was broken into last night (Mon 30th Jan) and an intruder was seen in a back garden a couple of weeks ago.

Please be extra vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police straight-away.

In an emergency always call 999

Penge Police Station mobile 07843 065 880

For any non-emergency matter, you can contact the Metropolitan Police on 101

Bromley Police are reissuing their warning about a scam in which fraudsters use false pretences to try and get people’s bank cards, after 25 attempts to perpetrate this scam across the borough in the last two weeks.

The scam works by the victim initially receiving a phone call, or a number of phone calls, from someone claiming to be from their bank or credit card supplier. The caller obtains personal details from the victim before advising them that they need a new card and telling them that a courier will visit them shortly to collect their old card.
A person, dressed to look like a courier, then arrives at the door to take the card.

A spokesman for Bromley Police said: “It is important that residents are aware of the tactics used by con-artists. Never-ever disclose your bank details to anyone cold calling.
Banks will never call you asking for personal or account information as they already have these details, and neither will the Police.
If there was a problem with your card and it needed to be replaced the bank would write to you advising you to cut the card up. You should never give out bank details or other personal information over the phone, whatever the reason behind the request”.

Lynne has sent us the latest newsletter from the Penge & Cator Neighbourhood Team.
You can see it here.

Smartwater

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Dear Neighbourhood Watch friend,

Smartwater signNeighbourhood Watch are working closely with the Police to make Alexandra Cottages a ‘Smartwater’ area.

‘Smartwater’ is a forensic liquid that is invisible to the naked eye only showing up under ultraviolet light.

It has its own unique forensic code which is uniquely associated to your address: this code is never made more than once.

Smartwater works under ultraviolet light

This code is then registered along with your details on a secure offline database that is maintained to the highest international standard of IS027001.

Should any of your stolen property be recovered forensic scientists analyse the smartwater traces and check the code against the database which will lead straight back to you.

... and to small items like jewelleryAn independent evaluation of smartwater the study showed that smartwater was more effective than CCTV, security guards and even high-visibility police patrols.

It also showed that 74% of criminals would abandon their plans to break in completely if they saw a smartwater label displayed.

You can apply Smartwater to most items

This product normally costs around £60 with an annual service charge. BUT ‘Smartwater’ are offering to do it for Alexandra Cottages for £18 (including VAT) and no annual service charge

For more information please go to www.smartwater.com
If you are interested in buying a pack, contact Lynne.