Sadly All Souls College rejected our proposal and will sell to developer with 1/2 ground floor for us as a library. Not the news we wanted.
Dear member / coordinator,
We have put together a survey about Neighbourhood and Home Watch membership with the aim of finding out more about what you, as members and coordinators, do in your work with your scheme 'on the ground'. The survey also includes a couple of questions about the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
The results will be used in a national press release to raise the profile of the Neighbourhood and Home Watch movement and to emphasise to the Police and Crime Commissioners the importance of engaging with NHW.
The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/neighbourhoodhomewatch
The survey is completely anonymous. If you have a question which requires a direct response, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - thank you.
The survey closes at 17:00 on Friday 26th October.
Catherine Dunn, NHWN
From eight pm at the Church Hall. Be there!
Cllr Thomas holds an additional surgery on the 4th Saturday of each month, 11am to 1pm at
All Souls’ Church Hall, Station Road, NW10 4UJ
From the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network’s national e-newsletter - October 2012
The race to become one of the forty one newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners will start in earnest in the next few days. The elections are scheduled for 15th November 2012 and the successful candidates will take up their new posts a week later on 22nd November. Initial feedback is that as a whole, they are ignorant of the role of the voluntary sector in fighting crime and disorder and we must all use this opportunity to educate them and ensure that we are not part of a forgotten army.
On November 15th, for the first time ever, you'll be able to choose who will oversee your local Police, who will ensure the Police tackle the crimes that matter to you most and who will decide how the crime and policing budget is spent in your area.
How can I stay up-to-date with any new developments?
A new website has been launched by the interim Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). The site includes information about the role of the PCCs, up-to-date news feeds, events and useful links. Also available from the site is a table that is updated regularly with the PCC candidates for each force area. Go to
http://www.apccs.police.uk for more infromation.
How can I influence my local candidates?
Police and crime panels will scrutinise the actions and decisions of each PCC and make sure information is available for the public, enabling them to hold the PCC to account. Strong relationships with the panel members will be an opportunity for influence for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE). In addition, individuals from the VCSE Sector might want to put themselves forward as co-opted independent members.
How will PCCs be publicised nationally?
During the run up to the PCC elections, the Home Office and the Electoral Commission will be launching their own campaigns to help raise awareness of the elections and the role of the PCC among the public, as the PCCs will be accountable to local communities.
We have received this briefing from Brent Police. Further details about this consultation from www.met.police.uk/brent
Policing in Brent will change during the Spring of 2013. More of our Officers will be put back in to the community, creating Neighbourhood Policing Teams that will focus on crime and disorder in our wards. These teams will be an enhanced version of existing Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
We will adopt the Metropolitan Police Service’s new corporate structure - the Local Policing Model. Most of the changes will be to ‘back-room’ functions and management posts. Some of our more specialist investigation teams will be asked to widen their remit and take responsibility for a broader range of crimes. There will be no change to the response we provide when the public dial 999 in an emergency. These changes are necessary to help us improve the service we offer to our community while meeting the challenging financial constraints of our budget.
Neighbourhood Policing Teams:
Ward-based, Neighbourhood policing is at the heart of the Local Policing Model. We aim to build on the successes of our Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Every ward in Brent will have a dedicated Sergeant; two PC’s and will be supported by PCSOs. Wards will be grouped together to form Clusters. An example is shown in the diagram below. Additional Police Officers will be attached to each ward, making larger teams. We will ‘flex’ these additional officers around their cluster in response to the most pressing crime and disorder needs. An Inspector will lead each Cluster and will co-ordinate action across ward boundaries.
What this means for Brent
Current Safer Neighbourhood Teams will benefit from an increase in officers to create flexible and dedicated Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT).
NPTs will maintain and improve current ward panels - Ward panels and panel meetings will be managed as per existing practices.
Increased shift coverage for officers across each of the clusters will provide improved engagement opportunities during evenings and weekends 365 days a year.
NPT officers will investigate their neighbourhood’s crime to give victims a reliable and consistent service.
Every victim of crime will be offered a visit from an NPT officer.
Partnership working remains a vital part of local policing and boroughs and NPTs will continue to work closely with local authorities and partners, building strong networks and community panels to identify local problems and priorities and working together to find solutions.
In a non-emergency situation the public will be provided with options of how to engage with their local NPT or named ward officer.
An early proposal of how Brent will be split into four neighbourhood clusters illustrated on the map above.
Come and relax at our Pamper Evening, where we'll have a variety of treatments and holistic therapies for you to enjoy. It's a great chance to treat yourself to a favourite therapy or try out a new one.
Treatments will cost from £8.00 per 15 minutes (times may be doubled up, etc).
On arrival you will book your appointments with individual therapists. Treatments will include reiki, massage, reflexology, haircutting, manicures, eastern head massage, angel card readings and facials. (For haircutting, please ensur...e hair has been freshly washed; there are no shampooing facilities and hair will be sprayed damp.)
The range of therapies on offer may be subject to change.
Please invite your colleagues, clients and friends to come along to this very special evening.
The event will be held upstairs at The Royal Oak, Park Parade entrance, corner of Park Parade/High St Harlesden, NW10 4TS on Thurs 4th October, 7pm - 11pm.
We hope to see you there! Please respond to the invitation if you can.
If you are interested in a pitch, please leave a message here, call Elaine on 07896 350697/Julia on 079563 11876, or email email@example.com.