In response to residents concerns and with support from councillor Linda Kelly,
Gooch house (car park), Newcombe House and maybe Nightingale Estate (stairwells) will get regular 8hour shift afternoon & evening police patrols, augmented by one hour linked patrols with BSix security.
These extra patrols, some as running as late as 10pm
have already started.
Their purpose, amongst other things, is to combat groups of youths congregating and smoking drugs.
PCSO Nicholas Sicard-Askey (7209 GD) noted they used to receive calls from residents to target their patrols more effectively, this however has almost stopped recently.
Nick added that: "As residents have made us aware we have patrolled the areas in question. If any residents from the blocks in question have something to report, they can contact me
at Hackney Downs SNT
0208 721 2940
As cllr Linda Kelly noted, "a commendable achievement" and one, I think, that highlights how flexible and reactive our local police are in responding to residents concerns - and at a time when resources are very limited.
I just wish more residents would take an interest and come to the very informal Safer Neighbourhood "Community Action Panel" (CAP) meetings
Our local CAP meeting is held in the Alf Partridge Community Hall, right here on the Beecholme Estate. One of the priorities we set in Feb this year was "ASB by groups of youths"
If you're interested in helping set policing priorities, contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team and ask about the CAP meetings.
You can find the Safer Neighbourhood Team for every ward in Hackney here
Crime in Hackney is at its lowest level for 10 years. For the latest information from Hackney Police, please go to: www.met.police.uk/hackney