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Message from Croydon Borough Commander
25/06/2017 21:56:00......Posted by Margaret Bird

Dear Ward Member,

 

Communication from Croydon Borough Commander

 

 

I am writing to you with regards to the MPS’s plans to increase the availability of Taser across London. Our plans will see a further 1,867 officers trained, which takes the total number of officers trained to just under 6,500, with an increase in the number of devices available taking the total to 2,500.

 

The principal reason for this uplift is so that we are better equipped to protect the public from the threat of violent incidents, but also to protect our officers from violent assaults.

 

We’ve taken this decision in light of the increase in violence offences, including knife crime which rose by 24% last year, and the steady increase in the number of assaults on police officers in recent years.

 

The uplift will see the device made available to more borough based Emergency Response Officers, with 1,729 of the additional 1,867 officers being trained coming from borough response teams. These officers are the most readily available to protect the public, and are also the officers who face the most unpredictable threat. In borough terms, we are talking approximately double the number of Taser trained officers – with most boroughs having at least 40 Taser trained officers already.

 

It’s a two stage uplift; the first part will see the Met change its deployment policy in line with national guidance. At the moment Taser officers on borough are deployed in pairs. They will still be deployed in pairs for the most part, but only one need carry Taser. That said, Taser officers will also be able to deploy on their own, for example Sergeant supervisors, but the norm for most response officers will be some form of ‘double crewing’. This change to deployment will see an immediate increase in the number of Tasers available 24/7.

 

The second part of the uplift will see the additional officers trained. We anticipate that this will take 2 years, with the training due to begin later this year in late summer / Autumn. As part of this, the Met will be changing device. Our current model is no longer manufactured, and we will gradually replace these with the new Home Office mandated model, the X2.

 

Taser is already an important part of the protective equipment available to officers. It’s been safely and effectively used in the Met since 2003 and provides officers with a highly effective option for prevent violent situations from escalating, often without needing to be fired. In 2016 it was fired on just 13% of 1,635 occasions it was deployed. Most incidents where Taser is used are resolved simply by drawing the device, or by using the red dot to highlight to the suspect that it may be used. These are lower uses of force than any form of physical restraint, baton or CS spray – or indeed a firearm - which might otherwise be needed.

 

We’re very careful to ensure that the officers who use Taser are trained to a high standard, both in how they use it and in post-use procedure. Officers are personally responsible for justifying that each use is reasonable in the circumstances they are presented with. I am responsible for oversight of this in the borough. Each use of Taser is recorded, with data reported to the Home Office, and published on the Met website.

 

One concern that has been raised in the past is about transparency, in terms of how and when officers use Taser. The roll out of body worn video to all frontline officers will greatly improve the transparency of how we use it, and we hope will also serve to provide understanding as to what happens at any incident

 

As a key partner I wanted to inform you of our change in approach. You won’t see any visible change in policing style, but there will be increased protection for the public.

 

Of course, if you need any further information or have any concerns please do let me know.

 

Regards

 

Jeff

 

Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe

Borough Commander

Croydon Police Station

 

 

 

Regards,

 

PCSO 7157 Andy Allan

Coulsdon East

Email - CoulsdonEast.snt@met.police.uk

 

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Parks maintenance
21/02/2019 11:27:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

22 days after Croydon Council's Labour administration brought the grounds, maintenance contract back inhouse, they claimed so they could manage it better....  staff do not have access to the tools to enable them to do their job they have to borrow. A complete mismanagement of taxpayer finances yet again by the administration.

 


 

Dementia Friendly Film Screenings
17/02/2019 17:04:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

I am proud to have been able to sponsor David Lean Cinema to provide 2 Dementia friendly screenings alongside other screenings listed below, sponsored by members of the the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance  

Films and dates. All screenings at following times except Dec 14

10.15 Tea and coffee

11.00 Screening starts

11.45 Interval tea and coffee

12.15 Screening recommences

1pm Close

Tues Mar 5  Viva Las Vegas

Tues Apr 2 Easter Parade

Tues May 7  Calamity Jane

Tues May 21 Summer Holiday

Tues Jun  4 G.I. Blues

Tues Jul 2 On Moonlight Bay

Tues Sep 3 In the Good Old Summertime

Tues Oct 1 The Young Ones

Tues Nov 5 On the Town

Sat Dec 14 Family Christmas event Grandchildren welcome  - A Christmas Carol

This viewing the  times are

14:30 Screening starts

15.15 Interval tea and coffee

15.45 Screening recommences

16:30 Close

Please do let carers know and support these sessions

 

 


 

Parking survey
16/02/2019 17:16:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Today along with Cllr Steve Hollands we delivered a parking survey to residents in Canon's Hill,Deans Walk,Bishops Close,St Johns Hill, Court Ave,Tudor Close and Tudor Parade. This  followed the public meeting we held in November after residents and shopkeepers raised concerns  that the parking in the area had been affected by the changes to the parking allowed in the Tudor Rose PH car park. 

We have suggested changes following meeting with Croydon Council and now residents can have their say. Forms should be returned to Cllr Margaret Bird  as per the form. Please contact me if you have any concerns

 


 

Update on Marlpit Lane
31/01/2019 16:30:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

The vent installation on Marlpit Lane is now not able to be installed due to the number of other services found underground so double drain covers are to be tried instead to alleviate the smells. The two way working will now be in place until Sunday.

 


 

Opportunity on Grange Park
27/01/2019 16:31:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Croydon Council are offering a 5yr lease on the club room in the pavilion on Grange Park . Full details can be seen at https://www.croydon.gov.uk/planningandregeneration/regeneration/grange-park-old-coulsdon-leasehold-opportunity

 


 

Marlpit Lane advance notice of road works
15/01/2019 20:11:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

To facilitate a new vent to the sewer in Marlpit Lane there will be 2 way signals from 28th January for 5 days. This is to reduce the bad odour often reported on the corner of Ullswater Crescent . SE pathway will be closed and bus stops suspended. Delays may occur

 


 

Good advice from Old Coulsdon Safer Neighbourhood team
12/01/2019 16:39:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Dear Ward Member,As your local police team we are dedicated to working to resolve any policing issues that may be present in your area.Cold calling is something that happens on a daily basis.The caller often pretend to be from legitimate, well-known companies like banks, utilities or the police.

If in doubt simply hang up! Never provide any personal or confidential details such as bank account or credit card details.If you answer an unsolicited telephone call and think that it is a scam then our advice is to:

Obtain the caller’s name

Obtain the company name

Obtain a telephone number

Report the incident to Action Fraud using the online reporting tool at www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or call 0300 123 2040

Action Fraud is the UK’s fraud and internet crime reporting centre. For advice visit www.actionfraud.police.uk

If an appointment has been made for someone to attend your house then call police on either 999 if it is a police emergency and happening now, or on 101 if it is not an emergency.

Sign up to the Telephone Preference Service (www.tpsonline.org.uk or 0845 0700707) and the Mail Preference Service (www.mpsonline.org.uk) to minimise unsolicited calls and mail.

Regards,

PC 518ZD Allen

PC 642ZD Straker

PCSO 7157ZD Allan

Email - OldCoulsdon.snt@met.police.uk

Twitter - @MPSOldCoulsdon

 

 


 

Old Coulsdon Centre for Retired on the road
11/01/2019 19:05:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

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Today Cllr Margaret Bird attended the AGM of Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired . This wonderful facility for those at the upper end of age is open Mon - Fri and led by the centre manager Iris who is definitely very appreciated by those accessing the centre given the comments made to me today. The centre receives a small grant from Croydon Council which is nowhere near the amount needed to run the centre so they are dependent very much on donations especially to keep the mini bus on the road as it is a lifeline for most of the attendees to be able to get to the centre.

 

 

 

 

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Old Coulsdon Centre for the Retired
11/01/2019 16:41:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

The Centre for the Retired  held their AGM today  and was attended by many of those that use the centre regularly and are lucky enough, in many cases to be collected and returned home by the volunteers who man the mini bus thus preventing social isolation that so often happens with the older generation.  

I was lucky enough to be  invitedand was able to talk to the users who all enthused about the centre.

The Centre Manager is Iris,  with the building , finances and mini bus managed by a group of dedicated volunteers and is primarily a drop in and not a lunch club although everyone can get a bite to eat while they are there and there are often parties with more substantial offerings and outings arranged.

Well worth a visit. Volunteers are always wanted!

 


 

Message from Old Coulsdon Safer Neighbourhood team
06/01/2019 16:31:00.......Posted by Margaret Bird

Dear Ward Member,

Over the last year we have held an hour long weekly surgery at a set location at the same time of the same day each week.

These surgeries were held to allow residents to come along and talk to the team about local policing issues and concerns.

Due to the very low numbers of attendees, no crimes being reported at these surgeries and the time required by police officers to attend when measured against limited resources and increasing tasks it has been decided that this is not an efficient use of the teams time.

There will not be a fixed point weekly surgery held at the Old Coulsdon Congregational Church on Wednesday 9th or Wednesday 16th January 2019.

We do thank those at the Poppy Café and at the Church for allowing us to hold our surgeries over the last year and we are considering how we go forward in 2019.

If you require to contact police and it is an emergency then please call 999.
If you require to contact police and it is not an emergency then please either call 101 or go online at https://www.met.police.uk/ where you can report incidents or find information on various topics.

If you want to contact the team then please use the email OldCoulsdon.SNT@met.police.uk

Regards,

PC 518ZD Allen

PC 642ZD Straker

PCSO 7157ZD Allan
Email - OldCoulsdon.snt@met.police.uk
Twitter - @MPSOldCoulsdon

 


 

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