This is just a reminder that the BIG GREEN LUNCH will be TODAY at Furness Primary School from 1 to 5pm. Bring a dish and share with the neighbours. Music, bouncy castle, face painting, community art ...
With 4G (4th generation mobile signals) being rolled out, some Freeview TV equipment may experience interference and it is estimated that 10% of people who watch TV through Freeview services will be affected. For those that are affected, an at800 filter will resolve the problem in the majority of cases. Some vulnerable people may need extra support with awareness and in relation to fitting a filter.
Older people (aged 75 yrs and over)
Registered blind or partially sighted
People with a disability
People who have lived in a care home for more than six months
Invite me (Charlie) to give a brief (5 mins) presentation on 4G Light up / at800 to people from the target group.
This could very simply be at the start (or end) of of activities you are already running (e.g. a luncheon club, book club, support group, etc).
Put up an A4 poster to be visible at venue which is frequented by people of the target group. This is a draft scan of the A4 poster - but I will provide you with the physical copies.
Keep available a few A5 leaflets which can be visible by people from the target group. This is a draft scan of the A5 leaflet - but I will provide you with the physical copies.
raising awareness to them
help them with simple installation of equipment
Grant guidelines and further details of the Digital Outreach Grants Programme are available via: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13JDPoWjHe8qY1QJQ4w88U5r8itAS3vcCCWj3-Ppdl4c/edit?usp=sharing
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Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
Palermo & Odessa Road - Tuesday 25th June
St Mark’s Church, All Souls Avenue
8pm - 9pm
Please come along to discuss any issues you are concerned about and also details of the Street Party on 30th June. Please remember to invite your neighbours
The Metropolitan Police Service is putting an extra 2,600 neighbourhood police officers onto the streets of the capital to fight crime in the heart of London’s communities.
Safer Neighbourhoods Teams [SNTs] are changing. With more officers and additional responsibilities, SNTs will take a stronger approach to catching criminals and protecting communities. Using their detailed local knowledge, SNTs will now be responsible for investigating neighbourhood crime, tackling those that cause harm to our communities and reducing anti-social behaviour [ASB]. SNTs will be more visible with officers on patrol later into the evenings, over the weekends and at peak times.
‘We’ve listened to the public and understand people just want to know police are close by’.
A neighbourhood inspector will have the flexibility to direct officers to where they are needed unrestricted by ward boundaries. They will take responsibility for reducing crime in their area and be held accountable to the local community.
There will be new ways to contact the police. Victims of crime, or those who wish to speak with a local police officer, can make an appointment at a time and place convenient to them. Each borough will have one police station open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other police stations will provide standard front counter services, with opening times determined by local need.
There will be additional contact points in police buildings and staffed by SNTs across their neighbourhoods for a minimum of three hours per week.
The 101 telephone number will remain for non-emergencies and the public will be able to request a visit from a local officer within 48 hours. In an emergency there is the 999 system that answers just under five million calls a year - 93 per cent in ten seconds or less.
Assistant Commissioner Simon Byrne said: ‘We’ve listened to the public and understand people just want to know police are close by. So we are changing the way we do things to make neighbourhood policing our priority. We will now have around 200 places for the public to access police, in more convenient locations and at differing times. We are telling Londoners exactly where their police will be and when, making it clearer what the best way to access police is depending on what their need is. Making neighbourhood policing our priority demonstrates our commitment to Londoners and will deliver the service they deserve’.
The Deputy Mayor for Policing Stephen Greenhalgh said: ‘After the most extensive public consultation ever carried out into policing in London, we have listened to what people want in putting ‘bobbies’ before buildings. Moving 2,600 extra police officers into neighbourhoods provides a golden opportunity for the Met to reconnect with Londoners’.
The transition into the new model of policing will take place in two tranches. The first boroughs to see the changes will be: Barnet, Bexley, Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Havering, Hillingdon, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Merton, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets and Westminster.
Tranche two boroughs will roll out by October and will be: Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Harrow, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Waltham Forest and Wandsworth.
Under targets set by the Mayor of London to cut key crimes by 20 per cent, improve public confidence by 20 per cent and cut costs by 20 per cent by 2016, the Met is introducing these changes to the way local policing is carried out across London boroughs to ensure there are more officers on your streets and that they are used with greater flexibility.
The full list of locations, maps and opening hours of police stations, contact points and deployment bases for all London boroughs can be found on the MOPAC website - see related link.
Dear All, You will probably be aware that Brent Council will be moving to the new Civic Centre, not only to house all our services, but also to provide an outstanding facility for the community, where local people feel very much at home. The new Civic Centre, close to Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, will realise the Council's vision for a community building which brings together our civic, public and administrative functions on one site, at no additional cost to the taxpayer. It will streamline the efficient delivery of services to Brent's diverse community and accelerate regeneration of the northern part of Wembley. Brent Customer Services will be located in the new Civic Centre from 10th June and from this date the Civic Centre will be the primary location for customer contacts regarding benefits, council tax, school admissions, blue badges, taxi cards, concessionary travel, adult social care referrals, repairs for council tenancies, local welfare assistance, and planning and building control. The new address will be: Customer Services Brent Civic Centre Engineers Way Wembley HA9 0FJ All email addresses and phone numbers will remain the same. Additionally, our Harlesden office will remain open and continue to provide its existing services in the south of the borough. Please note that Housing Needs will not be relocating to the Civic Centre until later in the summer. Until then all Housing Needs enquiries will continue to be dealt with at Mahatma Ghandi House. You can obtain full details of Brent Council services and the facilities offered by the new civic centre at www.brent.gov.uk
NEIGHBOURHOOD & HOME WATCH NETWORK (NHWN) The latest Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network newsletter is now available at: http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/resource_centre/document_library/nhwn_our_news_june_2013/ GET SAFE ONLINE Get Safe Online is working on a campaign around online safety, specifically targeted at parents / grandparents / carers of children, encouraging them to take an active interest in children’s safety online. For more information, go to: http://www.getsafeonline.org THE BIG LUNCH Don’t forget, this year’s Big Lunch will take place on Sunday (2 June). If you are holding a “Lunch” and want to share your experience, you may upload text and photographs at: http://www.thebiglunch.com/about/case-studies.php?utm_source=jarrang&utm_medium=email&utm_content=main&utm_campaign=BigLunch100513 For last-minute tips, go to: http://uk.mg.bt.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?.partner=bt-1&.rand=2c3nl673b1hip#mail NEW PRIMARY SPONSOR AT NEIGHBOURHOOD & HOME WATCH NETWORK Lock snapping as a means of forced entry into homes is on the increase but it’s a crime that can be easily beaten. With the intention of highlighting the lock snapping issue and the solution on a nationwide platform, Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network has recruited Avocet Hardware as its primary sponsor for security products. The West Yorkshire firm manufactures the ABS Snap Secure lock which features a patented system that guarantees against lock snapping. Michael Tuck, Managing Director of Avocet Hardware, said: “The rise in lock snapping is directly related to the increased use of uPVC and other double glazed doors, which are fitted as standard with a Euro cylinder lock that can be snapped and removed in a matter of seconds using nothing more than simple DIY tools. Our ABS Snap Secure lock has been designed specifically to prevent this crime. It is one of the first locks of its type to be accredited the new British Standard TS007 (three stars), is the only retro-fit euro cylinder that has passed the new SS312 Sold Secure Diamond standard and is approved by Secured by Design.” Jim Maddan, Chairman of Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network, added: “As with any crime, prevention is always our goal which is why we are delighted to have Avocet Hardware on-board as a primary sponsor. The company has impressed us with its commitment to eradicating a criminal practice that is all too easy with a product that is proven to keep burglars at bay. For more information, go to: http://www.homesecurityandsafety.co.uk That’s it for this month. As usual, on behalf of LNWA, thank you for your work and support.