“We are intent on continuing to drive down anti-social behaviour in your area,” says Sergeant Richard White, writing for ChislehurstNews.
Last year Sergeant White took over command of the Safer Neighbourhoods Team in Chislehurst where he identified pockets of anti-social behaviour. His first step in October was to create a Dispersal Zone around Belmont Parade and outside Sainsbury’s on the High Street. This will be in place until 20 April.
A Dispersal Zone allows the police to forcibly return under 16s to their homes if they are on the streets after 9pm and unaccompanied by an adult. Police can also order people in a dispersal zone to leave the area and not return for 24 hours.
A second Chislehurst Dispersal Zone was created in December on Edgehill Road and Edgebury Walk, which will run until 18 April.
Sergeant White says that he is keen to hear from Chislehurst residents to help establish further priorities. In the article that follows Sergeant White says how you can get involved.
WHAT I’LL DO FOR FOR BR7 AND HOW YOU CAN HELP
By Sergeant Richard White
I am very pleased to have recently taken up the post of ward manager for the Chislehurst Neighbourhood team and I am looking forward to getting round and meeting many of you in the near future.
I will focus our Safer Neighbourhood team to deliver real improvements in quality of life issues for the community of Chislehurst. I will encourage partnership co-operation and problem solving solutions to tackle locally identified priorities.
I have inherited an excellent team and we are intent on continuing to drive down the numbers of crimes and instances of anti-social behaviour in your area. They are fully aware of the rich heritage of Chislehurst and committed to delivering a high quality service concentrating on those matters that affect you and your community.
This is an evolving time for neighbourhood policing and I am pleased to be involved as we continue to build upon the principles of delivering local policing that tailor fits the needs of the community of Chislehurst. Through our ward panel meetings and newsletters we will continually seek to keep you informed of what we and our partners are doing to meet identified priorities.
I would ask that you, a friend or a member of your family attend our ward panel meetings where priorities are agreed, perhaps put yourself forward to becoming a member of the Chislehurst neighbourhood panel.
If you have any information on crime or anti social behaviour, or have any feedback on local policing and how services can be improved, then contact us. We are also holding new ‘have your say’ meetings in and around the ward; I would ask that all members of the Chislehurst community come along, not only as a means of voicing concerns but also as a positive way of bringing solutions to local community issues.
We are fully committed to ensuring that Chislehurst remains a low crime area and to further drive down crime to help maintain Chislehurst as a safe desirable place to live and work.
Do Dispersal Zones work? What problems should the local police be tackling? Have your say in the Leave a Reply section below.
You can contact the Chislehurst Safer Neighbourhoods team on 020 8721 2612 or attend one of the ‘have your say meetings’ (dates below). Further details on the website.
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|Christ Church Imperial Road: 16/02/2011 – 14:30 – 15:30|
|St Nicolas School: 23/02/2011 – 18:30 – 19:30|
|Elmstead Woods Train Station: 06/03/2011 – 11:00 – 12:00|
|Annunciation Church, High Street: 10/03/2011 – 14:30 – 15:30|
|Edgebury Primary School: 18/03/2011 – 19:00 – 20:00|