used by ca 12 local councils with probably 100.000 users
Create Neighbourhood Watch schemes by creating a map of the area of your choice, this can be several blocks, a street or one tower block for example
You must join the Watch scheme available within your post code if there is one
your mapped scheme can be found and joined by locals online
there is no mapped scheme to view online, your registration allocates you to a local post code restricted scheme
unlimited cloud storage and ability to send and receive emails to/from members who can join even from a wider area
restricted communications ability to within local area only
National crime prevention alerts sent by users like Action Fraud, Get Safe Online, Ourwatch, ((Councils, Police, PCC (if subscribed))
Police crime alerts often within the local SNT Ward newsletter
Volunteer run system monitored by the National Neighbourhood Watch Network
Police run system monitored by Tower Hamlets Police
users can join our BCU Police messages WhatsApp Group
Users can join our BCU Police message WhatsApp group
Volunteers welcome to join as Police community volunteers and SNT Ward Panels
Users get direct SNT Ward Panel invites from local SNT teams
Provides regular training of volunteers, a knowledge hub and free public liability insurance for volunteers
no training other than if members join Met Police volunteers but can apply to join the knowledge hub.
Whichever system you choose for running your local Neighbourhood Watch, you will be entitled to use our Street watch signs, to be attached to lamp posts. To be accepted as watch coordinator follow the steps as described here.
Residents are experiencing problems with pavements and paths being blocked by abandoned e-bikes and scooters. These are particularly hazardous for the elderly, infirm, wheelchair users and parents with prams.
This is what Dr Farrelly from the Wapping Group Practice had to say:
“Dr Farrelly senior partner at Wapping Group Practice recognises that the hire bicycles that are abandoned on Wapping streets pose a hazard to our patients. Especially, to our elderly and vulnerable groups, wheelchair users and parents with prams or young children, who are forced into the road to avoid them. I am equally concerned for any visually impaired patients for whom these unexpected obstacles create a major road safety issue.”
If you witness an e-bike or e-scooter blocking a pavement then please report to:
A precise location. Example ‘Corner of Wapping High Street and Knighten Street’ or ‘Outside 144 Wapping High Street.’
A description of the obstruction or hazard it is causing.
Please share with friends, family and local residents.
St Katharine and Wapping Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel (a non-political Group of Volunteers, working with the Police, Local Authority and Residents to make the Ward a Safer Place in which to live and work)
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG) & Hate Crime (HC) Team will be holding a conference on ‘Bringing Perpetrators to Justice’ on Thursday 1st December 2022 from 1 – 4pm. This event will be at Raines House, Raine St, London E1W 3AU. This will be a public event and participants are invited to sign up to the event here.
The conference is for residents and the community of Tower Hamlets and the aim is to increase awareness and understanding of how Tower Hamlets council are aiming to ‘bring perpetrators to justice’, which is a key priority within the LBTH VAWG Strategy. On the day, you will hear from expert speakers on:
• Policing VAWG
• Changing perpetrator behaviours within the Positive Change Programme
• Multi-agency support and the risk management processes undertaken to manage young people being sexually/criminally exploited
• Prevent & VAWG
• Monitoring and enforcement against massage parlours and sexual entertainment venues exploiting women and girls
• Understanding and challenging ‘harmful practices’ and raising community awareness on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
• Designing pathways out of prostitution
• Hospital Community Navigation Services and the processes undertaken from A & E to community
• How courts respond to domestic abuse
There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask panel members questions.
The conference is aimed at and relevant to all Tower Hamlets residents and members of the community and in bringing together these speakers, participants will be able to deepen their understanding of topical issues in the VAWG arena from multiple perspectives. This will enable participants to obtain a combined and current overview of both policy and practice.
Everyone should be able to enjoy fireworks safely, whether at an organised display or in their back garden. Here you’ll find out the law around using fireworks as well as how to stay safe, and report those using fireworks in a dangerous or threatening way.
you are cordially invited to join us for a Networking and enquiry evening to talk about any questions or ideas you may have about Neighbourhood Watch.
Clear up those misconceptions, ask how we can help your local community or how you can improve your existing watch scheme. We bring people together and enable stronger communities. We include Met Police Volunteer Skills and train and insure our coordinators. See our new Neighbourhood Watch sign below.
Typical questions include,
· what platforms do we use
· which apps do we recommend
· what crime prevention messages do we distribute
· how do we link up with Ward Panels?
· How do you become a Met Volunteer?
· How can a Neighbourhood Watch scheme help my community?
any other questions welcome.
Just come along to meet us and have a drink and light refreshment. Please feel free to bring and share.
Date: Friday, 28. October 2022
Venue: The Glasshouse Community Centre, 161 Old Ford Road, London E2 9QB
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