Welcome to the 61st edition of the LNWA Newsletter - produced to maintain your contact with LNWA and e-mailed to all 32 Boroughs plus the City. Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) are regularly updated so, if you are receiving it for the first time, it’s because you are identified as the Neighbourhood Watch Contact for your Borough. LNWA is anxious information reaches the grass roots so please ensure everyone in a Watch in your Borough is encouraged to read this Newsletter which is also accessible via our website, http://www.lnwa.net/.
NEIGHBOURHOOD & HOME WATCH NETWORK
The October Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network newsletter is now available at: www.ourwatch.org.uk/resource_centre/document_library/nhwn_our_news_0ctober_2012. Meanwhile, detailed results of the NHWN e-newsletter survey are also available at: www.ourwatch.org.uk/news_and_events/news/nhwn_e_newsletter_survey_responses.
WINDOW STICKERS – NEW ORDERING PROCESS
There is a new way to order Window Stickers. Co -ordinators now have a single, direct telephone number to call. In England, Window Stickers can be ordered via email or telephone through a Towergate Insurance single point of contact, Tony Greaves, Tel: 0844 892 6242, e-mail: NHWenquiries@towergate.co.uk. Orders are still limited to a maximum of 300 per request to prevent stockpiling, although larger quantities may be available as required in line with regional recommendations. Please allow up to 10 working days to receive your order directly from Towergate.
CRIME REDUCTION PARTNERSHIP NEWS
The latest edition of Crime Reduction Partnership News is now available at www.crp-news.com.
The MPS launched the Operation Terminus custody project on 1 October. Operation Terminus incorporates the embedding of UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff into police custody suites across London to deal with offenders that are found to be foreign nationals in an effort to improve identification and handling of offenders who are foreign nationals and offenders who are wanted abroad. A third of all persons arrested for criminal offences in London are foreign nationals. Whilst this is merely reflective of the overall population, it nonetheless amounts to over 70,000 prisoners a year. Operation Terminus is a determined effort to improve the MPS’s ability to deal with this third of all criminality in partnership with UKBA and international law enforcement. UKBA has significant powers to deal with such criminals who are either illegally in the UK or are failing to comply with the 'being of good behaviour' conditions of their UK residency by causing harm and risk to others.
That’s all for this month. As usual, on behalf of LNWA, thank you for your work and support.