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News from your local police – Spring 2011

Safer Neighborhood News Spring 2011The following newsletter was sent to the residents of the Curnock Street Estate.


The original documents can be found on this link.

London Borough of Camden
St Pancras and Somers Town Team
0208721 2810

News from your local police Spring 2011

Your dedicated police team

We are your local Safer Neighbourhoods police team and are tackling the issues that matter to you by working with partner agencies to find lasting solutions. Please contact us with any concerns you have, or visit the above website for more information.

You said

We listen to the concerns of the community and our priorities are set by local people who sit on a neighbourhood panel. You said the following priorities were important to you:

• Drug dealing in the Somers Town area
• Curnock Estate – Street drinking and anti social behaviour (ASB)

We did

We have done the following to tackle these priorities:

Drug dealing in the Somers Town area

Concerns were raised by local community members from Somers Town, regarding drug dealing in the Ossulston Estate and Church Way area. The team have proactively carried out stops, arrests and conducted dispersals on a number of people known to frequent the area affected. Cannabis warnings have also been handed out to individuals. There have been two arrests for possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, one from the Phoenix Road area resulting in a post conviction Anti Social Behaviour Order. The other is still on-going. There has also been a reduction in the number of drug dealers and drug users to the area as a result of the work done by the team.

Curnock Estate – Street drinking and ASB

We attended a resident meeting on the Curnock Estate to listen to the views of the local community. We were informed by numerous residents that they were concerned about individuals, particularly groups of youths, turning up onto the estate. The individuals were causing anti social behaviour including noise nuisance and using or dealing drugs. We set out to combat these concerns by increasing high visibility patrols and conducting a street briefing. Leaflets were posted to addresses on the Curnock Estate inviting residents to come and meet their local Safer Neighbourhoods team on a Saturday morning in November. The local Estate officer, Councillor’s Robinson and Brayshaw attended and refreshments were also provided at the event. Many residents attended, crime prevention advice was given, and individual concerns were addressed.

Since our street briefing was conducted, there has been positive feedback from residents, informing the police that there has been a reduction in the number problems they were experiencing on the estate. There has also been a welcome of the uniformed patrols conducted on the estate. St Pancras & Somers Town Safer Neighbourhoods Team will continue to provide reassurance patrols and listen to the community helping local residents to have a safer.

All of these activities are carried out by your team in an attempt to keep you safer.

Come and meet us

A chance to gain advice, have your say about local policing issues and help make a difference to your neighbourhood.

What: Street Briefing
When: 04/06/2011 12pm – 2pm
Where: Outside Mayford Estate, Chalton Street, NW1

What: Street Briefing
When: 25/06/2011 12pm – 2pm
Where: Outside Cock Tavern, Chalton Street, NW1

Working to improve our neighbourhood policing

In recent months, the Metropolitan Police has reviewed its Safer Neighbourhoods teams to make sure they continue to give the best possible service to the public. We’ve looked at their locations and structure, the work they do and whether they’re working when the community want them.

We’ve consulted you – the public – as part of the review. We’ve talked to local councils and other partners. We’ve listened to the views of members of the public on local ward panels, which set Safer Neighbourhoods team priorities, and others like neighbourhood watch co-ordinators and estate wardens.

Rest assured that Safer Neighbourhoods will be based upon the service you’ve told us you value. We remain committed to a policing model in which every neighbourhood in London has named officers responsible for identifying and tackling local problems.
Visit to read about the results of the review and learn about ways of helping to set the priorities for your Safer Neighbourhoods team. You can also find out about signing up – as an adult or youth – to work with the police to help make a difference.

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