Police

 

Chaired by Philip Green

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The Northwood Ward panel meets quarterly with the local Police to discuss short, medium and long term strategy and discuss matters relating to local policing. This committee is itself a wider grouping with members drawn from organisations in Northwood. The committee is a two way channel between the police and the community where both parties can raise matters of local concern.

The committee is always on the lookout for new members as we genuinely want to be responsive to public interest.

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In order to get as much feedback as possible about the Police services in Northwood, we have been asking residents and businesses to volunteer to take part in a "Virtual" ward panel.  This involves a monthly 2-minute online survey carried out by our local Safer Neighbourhood Team. They will ask relevant questions about their service which is then fed back to the actual Police Ward panel that meets quarterly. It's very easy to get involved but extremely helpful and important. You will need internet access. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to be signed up. Thank You.

Please note that on Wednesday 1st March 2017 there will be legislative changes around the use of mobile phones whilst driving, or whilst sitting with the engine running.  The key difference is that the penalty will rise from 3 points to 6 points on your driving licence, and the fine will rise from £100 to £200.

Please be aware that these legislative changes will be robustly enforced.

Borough Commander, Colin Wingrove, thanks everyone who took part in the consultation and attended the public meeting in September and gave feedback. The MOPAC report as a result of the recent public consultation on the Public Access and Engagement Strategy has been published. The report details that the front counter provision for this borough will move to Hayes Police Station which will be staffed 24 hours and offer experienced face-to-face contact should it be required by our community.

To download Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove's message click here.

Thanks to pressure from residents, Hillingdon Council and Police-linked panels, we have secured the retention of Ruislip Police station. Although it will not be open to the public it will remain a very useful operational site for the North of the Borough.

It is being suggested that residents are reluctant to call the police, either because they think they are too busy or because the incident is not that serious. It is important that all crime, however it is perceived, is reported to the police. Unless we do so, we could lose our local resources. Plus the police want to cut down on low-level but annoying crimes that blight all our lives. So, if you see anything call 101 and report it. It may be more serious than you think.

Sgt Ben Phipps says, "Please Have a read of the booklet for which I have attached the link. It's a very interesting read keeping you up to date with the latest Scams and how to keep yourselves safe from them."
 
http://www.met.police.uk/docs/little_book_scam.pdf

We have recently had to say farewell to member Adam Stapely and now require some new blood for our Police Ward Panel. It's not onerous and allows you to be part of the team that connects with the local Police and helps set its priorities.
Please contact me, Philip Green,  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require details.