Venue: Beecroft Garden Primary School, Beecroft Road SE4 2BS
Contact: Paul Gale
Market Place Event
The assembly opened with a market place event where 11 projects were bidding for a share of £6,500.
The projects were:
• Acorn Children’s Club
• St Saviours Church
• Elder People’s Support Project
• Friends of Blythe Hill Fields
• Ewart Road Community Clubhouse
• Brockley Wanderers
• Eco Communities
• Dalmain Pen
• Walk In Space Youth Club
• Crofton Park Railway Gardeners
Welcome to the Crofton Park Assembly
Councillor Pauline Morrison welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced Cllr Chris Barnham and Cllr Roy Kennedy
Safer Neighbourhood Team Update
PC Richard Gayle, PC Richard Cheeseman & PCSO Watchorn told the assembly that PC Mohammad Kamara joined them last month. He is a new PC who has just finished his initial officer training at Hendon.
The team has executed a drug search warrant on the ward, this has resulted in 3 well know drug dealers moving off the ward.
Crime figures on the whole are looking really good at the moment, after a considerable rise in burglary in the last quarter of 2015 there has been a massive drop in offences.
To prevent burglary you can try leaving a light on or purchase a timer if possible. Light motion detectors at the front and rear of the property also work. Remember to lock all windows and doors even if you are even if you are just popping out for a short period of time.
Since the start of the year there has been a spate of theft of number plates. Unlike other crimes there isn’t much we can do to prevent the theft of number plates. But it is a concern of ours so the police will be targeting our patrols in the affected areas. Be vigilant, if you see anyone acting suspicious contact the police immediately.
We are always keen to set up new neighbourhood watch groups. So if you live on a road which hasn’t got one and you would be interested in starting up one for your road let me know and we can definitely look into that.
All we need is 5 members to start up a new group.
The group meets up to 4 times a year and we go through the crime figures and discuss any concerns in the area.
Being a member of NHW has its benefits; it can get you a discount on crime prevention material such as smart water and can sometimes lead to home insurance discounts.
If you’re on Twitter follow me for updates from the #CroftonCrimeSquad at @MPSCroftonPark.
Crofton&HonrOakpark.com – Father Bates told the assembly that Crofton&HonrOakpark.com is coming alive in its new more versatile format – Putting in the twitter feeds has been great way of getting live news – eg PC Gayle’s twitter now reports Safer Neighbourhoods Team activities; we have
Janes twitter and Jason Shellys Croftonpark Life. Jane has maintained her encyclopaedic feature blog commercial social and arts activities; Sarah our community development worker has been adding in community news and has drawn up with St Hildas an internship programme offering media, marketing and journalism students a real-time work experience working to populate the site. Our thanks to the Local Assembly team for including this in their communications budget. Assembly news and dates will feature regularly in the near future. There will be a lot more room for business news and listings, and we hope to have the advertising banners up and running again to attract sponsorship. We welcome contributors form local organisations that would like to keep the public up to date – it is fun to put together and upload an article. For people with a real calling to represent community well-being, health and social issues there’s the opportunity to make a big difference in your community. Fr Bates of St Hildas is offering to train and support people who want to update the site and already there are three new groups contributing – if you are interested in helping contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Results of the vote
The following projects received enough votes to be fully funded:
• Walk In Space Youth Club £800
• St Saviours Church £800
• Dalmain Pen £800
• Elder People’s Support Project £800
• Acorn Children’s Club £500
• Crofton Park Railway Gardeners £800
• Friends of Blythe Hill Fields £800
• Ewart Road Community Clubhouse £734.29
As the next place project Eco Communities will receive the remaining £466
6. The meeting closed at 12.30pm and Cllr Morrison thanked everyone for coming to the meeting.