More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Policing ASB - possible Nth Leabridge "Dispersal Zone" pilot - Public meeting

7pm on Tue 22nd Feb
The Mount Community Hall
Mount Pleasant Lane, E5

Anti-social behaviour in the streets and on the bigger estates in Leabridge especially is still an issue. Thankfully, and due in large part to ASB being targetted by the police at the request of residents at local CAP meetings, the problem is nowhere near as bad as it used to be.

To continue this improving trend
 The local authority and the police want your opinion on ASB policing
the possible introduction of a 3 month pilot "Dispersal Zone" in North Leabridge.

The Zone would cover the area from Southwold Rd to Mt Pleasant Lane and across to Woodmills Rd (the old Lathams) and would primarly affect the big four estates, incl Jack Watts, The Mount and Radley Square.

The Police would be able to disperse groups coming in from outside &/or gathering with intent.
It would not affect local kids playing football but just might put a stop to some anti-social behaviour before it starts - or in the postcode war/gang cases, before it "kicks off".

"In My Opinion"
As secretary of the Hackney Homes Clapton Residents Panel and local TRA secretary, a "Dispersal Zone" pilot has my full support.

Prevention has got to be better than cure.

I have a feeling the Police are well aware who many of the trouble making groups coming in from outside are but have a difficult job taking action until a crime is actually committed.
They can't keep a 24/7 presence on estates to make sure the peace is kept after all.

 From my experience with the Leabridge Safer Neighbourhood team, I feel confident "dispersals" will be even handed and sensibly used.

This is not a heavy handed reactionary request, simply another preventative tool in the arsenal against ASB.

Whether you agree with me or not
the time to have your say is
at the

Open Meeting

7pm on Tue 22nd Feb
at The Mount Community Hall
Mount Pleasant Lane, E5

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