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Forest Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Joined 01-01-2003
Posted on Thursday, 21 December, 2006 - 06:57 pm:   

We are glad to be of assistance to Sergeant Dominic Taylor of the Forest Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team by making the following available through

Forest Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team Newsletter Christmas 2006
Lewisham Police Resourcing Questionnaire
Lewisham Police Resourcing Answer Sheet

The questionnaire is aimed only at residents of Lewisham Borough for the time being, and answer sheets should be sent by email to the following addresses by 29/12/2006 if possible: &

Contact details:
Sergeant Dominic Taylor 78PL
Forest Hill Safer Neighbourhood
Phone 020 8721 2723
Mobile 07768 178308
Fax 020 8284 5290
Post Sydenham Police Station, 179 Dartmouth Road, London, SE26 4RN
Joined 21-12-2005
Posted on Friday, 22 December, 2006 - 10:25 am:   

The questionnaire has two questions about policing and the rest are about your gender/ethnicity/age/health!

This is the first policing question:

"Would you prefer to see an increase in the number of Police Officers patrolling the streets?"

And this is the second:

"Would you prefer to see an increase in the number of Stop and Searches/Accounts conducted in this area?"

As I have no idea how many Stop and Searches are done, how am I supposed to answer?

Has this become the season of useless public consultation questionnaires?!
Joined 21-12-2005
Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 03:38 pm:   

Lewisham’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams are being reviewed and there’s a survey you can fill in, either online or from libraries. Further details here: rNeighbourhoodPoliceTeams.htm (I’m pleased to say it has some decent questions on it, unlike the questionnaire I was moaning about before Christmas.)

The deadline for responding to the survey is 6 March 2007.

They intend to set up ward panels for each Safer Neighbourhood Team, which will assist in identifying and addressing local priorities. Any volunteers?!
Joined 12-10-2006
Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 03:54 pm:   

Good points!

The stop and search one is a bit bizarre. In general it seems to have suffered as a tactic, but what are we supposed to think? "I will not be happy until I see youths being spreadeagled on patrol car bonnets or being made to stand with their hands against the wall and frisked in Forest hill town centre on a regular basis"?!

Recent posts notwithstanding I'm not convinced there is a serious problem in the area that requires "an increase in stop and search".

It would also seem a bit pointless if, as Les reports, they are merely cautioned when caught in possession of an offensive weapon on suspicion of actually committing or abetting a serious offence, never mind just being found on the street with something.
Joined 20-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 08:50 pm:   

Please let's not forget that quite a lot of SE23 is in Perry Vale Ward and covered by the equally excellent Safer Neighbourhood Team led by Phil Moore with the next meeting on 28/02/07 at 7-9pm, and being held at Sydenham Police Station. The main item on the agenda is "Terrorism Awareness Briefing" with guest speaker PC Ian Blanchard

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