Monday, 23 February 2015

Barnhill Newsletter - February 2015

1.)        Drugs warrant executed Barnhill Road HA9

Your Barnhill team recently executed a successful drugs warrant at a house along Barnhill Road Wembley HA9 after receiving complaints of on going drugs misuse. One male was arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Class B Drugs and Possession of Class A drugs. Investigations are on-going.

2.)        Fryent Country Park NW9 - Rough Sleepers -UPDATE

It had been brought to our attention that more rough sleepers have taken camp in the fields in Fryent Country Park and are drinking and leaving litter and empty beer cans scattered around the place. On Thursday 12th February with the support of Councillor Choudhary and Veolia we set up an operation and managed to clear the tents which were identified and various fly tips.
Please note there is now New Legislation available to hopefully gain some control over these matters. See below:-

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO’s)  - Council Lead          

A local authority may make a Public Spaces Protection Order if satisfied on reasonable grounds that two conditions are met:-

The first condition is that—

(a) Activities carried on in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality, or
(b) It is likely that activities will be carried on in a public place within that area and that they will have such an effect.

The second condition is that the effect, or likely effect, of the activities—

(a) is, or is likely to be, of a persistent or continuing nature,

(b) is, or is likely to be, such as to make the activities unreasonable, and

(c) justifies the restrictions imposed by the notice.

Duration of orders - Not more than 3 Years

Offence of failing to comply with order

A fixed penalty notice - A notice offering the person to whom it is issued the opportunity of discharging any liability to conviction for the offence by payment of a fixed penalty to a local authority specified in the notice. Generally this will not exceed £100.

3.)        Crime Prevention Property

We have now taken delivery of various crime prevention packs supported by our local councillors and funded by the Council. We have all sorts from 24 hour timers; shed warning stickers to purse alarms etc. If you feel anyone would benefit from any of these then please contact Barnhill SNT, Bill Pyemont (Ward Panel Chair) or your local Neighbour hood watch team.

4.)        Its a Scam - Fraudsters want your money!

Very recently a pensioner was approached by two men driving a Royal Blue van in THE AVENUE WEMBLEY HA9.  They were described as English.  They told her that her neighbour had a leak and it was coming into her bedroom.   The men went into her house and went up the stairs. The elderly woman followed them and when she walked into her bedroom, there was water on the mirror and wardrobe plus some wet on the carpet. 

They told her that they needed £3,000+ in order to get the scaffolding to fix the problem and that they needed the cash immediately and told her to quickly go to the bank.  She walked up to the bank in Preston Road HA3 where she made the request. Luckily the assistant thought something wasn’t right and alerted the bank manager who took the elderly lady back to her house and called the police.  They looked at the bedroom and it seemed that the so called workman had just thrown water over the bedroom.  There was no leak!

The elderly lady is fine and has since been visited by officers from the Barnhill team to offer her some reassurance.  Thank goodness on this occasion they didn’t get away with anything! Please pass this information on and warn others that this is a scam!

Michelle & Tippawan

Your ward officers

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