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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #330 on: January 30, 2009, 05:38:12 pm »
Fantastic! 10 o'clock in the morning! That will be really easy for the majority of the residents in a commuter village to attend...  Are any of the rest going to be at different times?
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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #331 on: February 03, 2009, 10:16:19 am »
Anyone who is unable to make the Police Public Consultations, at Brookmans Park United Reform Church 10am, 9th February, can always email me their views/suggestions to louise (dot) luxford (at) herts (dot) pnn (dot) police (dot) uk

This email address can also be used to notify me of when your property is likely to be empty if you are going on holiday etc.

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #332 on: February 04, 2009, 12:06:03 pm »
unless they work, in which case they will not be able to attend...

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #333 on: February 04, 2009, 12:11:18 pm »
poor timing on my part...

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #334 on: February 07, 2009, 08:30:40 am »
A reminder that the first of the local crime sessions, set up by the community police team so that local residents can discuss crime issues, will be held at in the lounge of the Brookmans Park United Reformed Church, on Monday 9 February from 10am to noon. According to PCSO Louise Luxford, the aim of the sessions is to try to help the police understand better the concerns and worries of local residents. Click here for more information. I have added all the dates to this forum/site's calendar.

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #335 on: February 12, 2009, 05:42:09 pm »
Thank you to everyone who braved a cold, wet, Monday morning to come to the first Brookmans Park Police Public Consultation.  These events are an informal "drop in" for the people of Brookmans Park and Little Heath to come and tell us of any issues they feel we should be concentrating on.

The following issues were raised by several residents and are as follows:

Parking in the village

HAWKSHEAD ROAD parking at RVC

Speeding issues

Fly tipping in BRADMORE LANE, GRUBBS LANE and surrounding areas

Rouge traders (name removed for legal reasons, please contact Louise Luxford - details below for more information)

Speed bumps in BROOKMANS AVE and noisey delivery lorries all day and night


If for any reason you cannot make the meetings, I appreciate they are all in the morning and I shall try and address this, then please contact me via email: louise(dot)luxford(at)herts(dot)pnn(dot)police(dot)uk, or via my direct office number, 01707 806947, (although please bear in mind I am out of the office a great deal).  Failing that, there is the forgotten art of writing a letter, if you prefer, to: Hatfield Police Station, Comet Way, Hatfield, AL10 9SJ

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #336 on: February 12, 2009, 09:47:07 pm »
Er... (company name removed for legal reasons, please contact PCSO Louise Luxford --- details in the post above --- if you want more information).were around our way yesterday and did a good job for us at a reasonable cost. Any idea why they are "rogue" traders? Seemed quite normal to me.

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #337 on: February 12, 2009, 10:41:00 pm »
ATG, What is not always obvious, and I am not suggesting the company you used is in anyway like this example below.....

A friends of mine who runs a community centre in Hertfordshire, was confronted one morning by a large heap of fly tipping outside the community centre doorway. Amongst all the rubbish was some paperwork that gave a name and address in Enfield.

After some investigating it transpired the owner of the rubbish had paid a “Tree Surgeon“to do some work in their garden, which involved demolishing, clearing and disposing a gardens shed.

In addition, they had paid £200 for the rubbish to be disposed of. But instead it was dumped outside the secluded doorway of the community centre.

If gets worse, because when the council came to inspect this junk, it was established it contained asbestos, which as we all know to be a health hazard. Therefore the council will not handle the clean up. Here’s “the rub”, the community centre had to pay a specialist company to remove this hazardous material. (I believe about £300.)

The centre was closed to the playgroups, weight watchers, flower arrangers , and all the other users, until it was deemed safe for the community centre to be use again.

I reiterate that I am not suggesting that the company you used has been involved in any activity that is illegal, but it’s not always the excellent service you may get from a supplier that does not impact on somebody else’s life.
 

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #338 on: February 15, 2009, 07:55:15 pm »
Hertfordshire police say that motorists who park illegally in Brookmans Park village, and repeatedly fail to heed official police warnings, could end up having their vehicles taken away. Click here for more.
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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #339 on: February 16, 2009, 07:50:44 pm »
On the currect front page I note there is a piece from the local police which states.

"Motorists who park illegally in Brookmans Park village, and repeatedly fail to heed official police warnings, could end up having their vehicles taken away."

Should it not say " Motorists who park illegally ANYWHERE, and repeatedly fail to heed official police warnings, could end up having their vehicles taken away. " - Come on cops, be fair.

The traffic problems in Hawkshead Lane are vastly more dangerous than those around the village. So why, in relation to this serious issue, do the police remark. " Parking along Hawkshead Lane, near the RVC, is described as "an on-going issue." "

This problem has existed for a long time and that statement is wearing a bit thin.
 

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #340 on: February 16, 2009, 08:20:28 pm »
I'll believe it when I see it. The speed checks on Bluebridge Road seem to have fizzled out after a couple of goes, despite large numbers of offenders. Another example of the police talking a good game.
 

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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #341 on: March 01, 2009, 11:30:14 am »
I can asure you that the speed checks have not, "fizzled out after a few goes", as you have stated.  These checks are a regular and ongoing thing.  We are not just concentrating on BLUEBRIDGE ROAD as other roads in BROOKMANS PARK are having problems with speeding vehicles.  GEORGES WOOD ROAD was mentioned at the Public Police Consultation and we have conducted speed checks there as requested by a resident. It would be unsatisfactory on our behalf if we only concentrated on one particular road. To try and combat the problem of speeding for the local residents, then is it not more appropriate to conduct these checks randomly?  :) 
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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #342 on: March 01, 2009, 12:03:45 pm »
Nightlondon

I have read your comment about HAWKSHEAD LANE and the fact "it is an on-going issue" is wearing thin.  I believe a plan to create a car park for the Vet College was declined by local residents as it would have taken up some of the park area.  There were advantages and dis-advantages to be taken into account and I am sure these were discussed at the time.
From a police veiwpoint, we can issue tickets for obstruction if the vehicles do not allow enough room for a pram/pushchair or wheelchair to pass or if the vehicle is parked too close to a junction.  Tickets have been issued to the students for these very reasons.
The Highways Agency are aware of this problem and my understanding is theywill not paint lines in the road.  As there are no parking restriction signs errected along the lane either, then there is little we can do. I sympathise with your viewpoint and wish an agreeable solution could be reached and soon!
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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #343 on: March 07, 2009, 03:46:04 pm »
I have been able to arrange evening meetings to be held at Brookmans Park United Reform Church so those who were unable to attend the morning ones can have their say.  It is with many thanks to Ian and Rita Robertson that this is now possible.

The following dates are for evening meetings to be held in the Lounge from 7pm - 9pm:

April 6th 2009
June 8th 2009
August 3rd 2009
October 5th
December 7th (community room)

These meetings are INFORMAL and are designed for the residents to come and have a chat with us on a "one to one" basis and let us know the issues they feel need our attention them most. It is not for the police to stand up and hold a general meeting.

I hope this meets with the approval of the residents and I look forward to meeting more of you.  :)
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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #344 on: March 16, 2009, 01:23:15 pm »
Hi,
Firstly an apology to you all.  I haven't been on line for over 5 months, this is due to an injury sustained whilst on duty.  I have been unable to use computers etc until recently and so haven't answered some people's quieries.

However, I am now back at work on restricted duties and I am available for your queries as before.  I will not be back on the streets of Brookmans Park for a while yet, but PCSO Luxford is and there are officers covering the area.

I will be logging onto here on a regular basis and keeping a check on things.  I can be used as a point of contact like before and will endeavour to provide any help and information you need.

It is good to be back albeit on restricted duties.

Many thanks
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Re: Local crime and community policing
« Reply #345 on: March 16, 2009, 01:35:57 pm »
Welcome back Jo. Glad to hear you are getting better.

Louise has been great at keeping us all informed in the meantime.

I am merging your 'update' thread with the local crime thread.

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« Reply #346 on: April 06, 2009, 03:12:31 pm »
Reminder - local crime meeting tonight at Brookmans Park URC at 7pm. All welcome.
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« Reply #347 on: April 07, 2009, 07:11:44 pm »
The local PCSO says that despite responding to calls for evening as well as daytime liaison meetings, only one person turned up for the meeting last night.  Police want to know whether local residents want the meetings or not. Click here are the scheduled times and dates.
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« Reply #348 on: May 02, 2009, 03:57:08 pm »
Introducing our new village PC, Ross Freeman. Click here for more details.

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« Reply #349 on: June 08, 2009, 06:01:05 pm »
Hello,

Just a reminder that I will be at The United Reform Church between 1900-2100hrs tonight.  The idea of me being there is so that local residents can pop in and tell The Police what THEY would like from us.  And to discuss any issues that are effecting them.

I hope people can make it, as often there is a fairly low turn out, please feel free to pop in and speak with me

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« Reply #350 on: June 08, 2009, 08:20:57 pm »
Hi Ross,

Nice to see you just now for a chat. Pity nobody turned up. I noticed only one person turned up for the last one, too.  Will you be rethinking whether it's worth bothering with the liaison meetings?

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« Reply #351 on: June 08, 2009, 10:13:22 pm »
Maybe it's a sign that most of us have no complaints about our policing?  Surely people would attend if they had any grouses.
 

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« Reply #352 on: July 13, 2009, 09:19:37 am »
Apparently eight people showed up for the last police community liaison meeting.
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