A truly local policing style: local people working with local police and partners to identify and tackle issues of concern in their neighbourhood. Safer Neighbourhood teams usually consist of two constables and one or two community support officers (PCSOs). They are dedicated to the needs of each specific neighbourhood, with the policing priorities for that area decided in partnership with local stakeholders, local authorities and other local organisations. Enter your Postcode to find your local police team, learn what’s happening in your area and find advice and useful information.
The Metropolitan Police publish advice on their website to enable residents and visitors alike to minimise their chances of becoming the victims of crime.
This commercial site provides free, comprehensive advice to help improve your home and personal security. It includes contributions from retired and serving police crime prevention staff, security professionals and academics.
Age UK Bromley & Greenwich works to improve the quality of life of older people. We provide free, confidential and impartial information including advice on welfare benefits across the boroughs of Bromley and Greenwich. Our services include help with shopping and toenail cutting, hospital aftercare support, specialist dementia care, and computer and exercise classes.
Many of us worry about becoming the victim of a crime or scam while we’re at home. But by taking a few simple, and often inexpensive, precautions, you can minimise your risk of being targeted by burglars or scammers.
SBP was set up in line with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to ensure that the public sector agencies, voluntary groups and businesses work together with local communities to reduce crime and improve safety. Members of the SBP include chief officers from the Council, Police, Health, Probation, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Metropolitan Police Authority and Affinity Sutton. It is committed to continuously improve safety in Bromley so that people can live, work, play and learn safely.
Free online advice for consumer and business’ has been launched on Bromley council’s website. Information about how to resolve consumer problems and pre-shopping advice is available to download, along with advice for business on a range of trading standards matters. Regularly updated national food and product safety alerts can also be found on the website, which includes information about products which are subject to a recall. The new free online information service can be found at www.bromley.gov.uk
Community Links Bromley (CLB) is the integrated Council for Voluntary Service and Volunteer Centre covering the London Borough of Bromley. CLB works with a wide range of organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, from strategic representation to advice and guidance to supporting and empowering the voice of the sector. For the latest news, sign up to its weekly e-bulletin. If you would like to submit a feature for inclusion, contact Sue on email@example.com or 020 8315 2563.
Action Fraud is The UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. Click on the link to read about the latest crime trends and to report a crime or attempted crime.
Their anonymous phone number, 0800 555 111, exists to give you a safe and secure route to give information about crime. This is their core service but they also want to help prevent crime before it happens.
Are you looking for a reliable trader to undertake work on your property? If so, visit Trustmark to find a list of reliable traders. Enter your postcode on the home page and select the type of tradesman and they will show you a list of accredited tradesmen in your area. Still seek quotes from three accredited traders before making your choice. TrustMark is a not for profit organisation, licensed by Government and supported by consumer protection groups including Trading Standards.
If you’ve been affected by crime, call the South London Victim Assessment and Referral Service on freephone 0808 168 9291, then dial 3.
Lines are open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.
For Bromley and Lewisham, call us on 020 8698 4583.
Lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, you can contact us via live chat – our normal operating hours are from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
London Community Watch was formed in March 2017 by the various Borough coordinators of Neighbourhood Watches run across London by their communities (hence the name).
The national body representing Neighbourhood Watch – Please note that registering here will not add you to Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association database. You need to register with us independently via the Application Form under option – Being Involved.
Further reading and whitepapers on The UK’s Govt crime prevention strategy and an outline on responsibility of various interested bodies.
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