Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

New Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team take to the Streets

Yet another successful initiative by the London Mayor.

Monday, 15 April 2013

ATM Scams

Anyone seen this before. It's new on me but maybe old hat? Nevertheless worth a post to remind people to be vigilant and observant.

Friday, 5 April 2013


There was an item on the ITV London News about Council properties being illegally sublet:

Click here

Further down the page there are stats from Boroughs that were able to respond (presumably others do not collate this data).

Redbridge has 4671 properties, 13,338 people on waiting list. 88 evictions.

These figures do not appear to include Registered Social Landlords and Housing Trusts so the overall problem could possibly be worse.

Question: How was this allowed to happen in the first place?

Monday, 1 April 2013

New Redbridge NHW org

On 21st March 2013 the inaugural meeting of the Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch Group was held in the Old Parkonians clubhouse on the Oakfield site at Fullwell Cross. Two co-chairs were elected as pictured below:

and the constitution agreed:

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyrannies of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.
And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.
And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013


With the resignation from the Cabinet during the last week of Councillor Robin Turbefield (ostensibly for "personal reasons") this is now the second resignation for such reasons in 4 months.

To lose one cabinet member may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose a second looks like carelessness!

Saturday, 23 March 2013


If you receive an e-mail like this:


This is a scam to get you to supply your bank details, PIN, etc.

HMRC will only invite taxpayers to set up a Gateway account by letter giving full instructions

Saturday, 9 March 2013


A previous e-mail scam is occurring again.

There is 'robot' software available that can hack into your 'address book' or 'contact list'. Each e-mail address in your list is then automatically sent an e-mail that usually states that you are in financial difficulties abroad, having lost or had stolen your wallet, passport, credit cards, etc., and, guess what, you should reply to the e-mail offering to send cash by courier or post something like a Western Union money order.

If you receive an e-mail like this, try to contact the person named at home or contact a relative or another friend of the person whose name you recognise to verify if this person really is in the foreign country mentioned. You will find that they are not!!

If anyone really does lose cash and valuables abroad they should contact the British Consulate for assistance. Credit cards can be replaced in most countries in the world. Take the banking contact numbers with you on holiday.

Monday, 4 March 2013

More on Parking

Full article on webcache.
The new version now also on webcache
"Cllr Prince said the problem with allowing people to park for free in one area of the borough is that it would set a precedent and other areas would want to follow suit"

Manford Way? Wanstead High Street? 

And yet another version with the above quote missing ...

Third time lucky? Click!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

"Community Remedy" Consultation

Community Remedy Consultation by The Home Office
This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce legislation to allow police and crime commissioners (or the relevant local policing body) to give victims of low-level crime (such as low-level criminal damage and low-value thefts) and antisocial behaviour a say in the punishment of the offender. The Community Remedy Consultation will gather knowledge, expertise and opinions of policing and criminal justice stakeholders, and the public more widely, to ensure that the final policy takes account of the potential impact of the changes on all affected parties. We want to make sure that victims and the public agree that the punishments used are meaningful. We propose to do this through the introduction of the Community Remedy approach. This would be used when low level crimes and antisocial behaviours were dealt with out of court - either as part of an informal community resolution or a more formal conditional caution.
The consultation closes on 7 March 2013.
You can find more information here Click!

I am not sure how this is meant to relate to Victim-Offender Mediation - a form of Restorative Justice here Click!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013




And don't forget council elections due next year.