Just a quick update for December!
The police have reported on activities for the last month –
For Eastcote, SNT ward officers have attended at Coteford Infants school and given a talk on safety issues for when the children are out and about in public. They have also heard from the team about how to say safe online.
Additionally the policing team have been engaged on Operation Autumn Nights – with increased patrols as we see the nights darken earlier at this time of year. They have done weapon sweeps and recovered and seized a knife recently that had been hidden clearly intended for future criminal use.
Smart water kits are still being rolled out across the Eastcote area.
Inspector Rob Bryan has issued a plea that for local issues please do not contact him directly as it only duplicates work for him and his teams – so please report matters to the SNT on 020 8721 2548 for Eastcote matters – if there is a crime then call either 101 or 999 which ever is the most appropriate! In any event you can report crime on line to the Met’s website.
Please note that there will be an open day at Ruislip Police station on Saturday the 9th December between 10am and 3pm.
Additionally there is a police surgery planned for Friday the 22nd December at Eastcote Library between 2pm and 3pm.
For West Ruislip area PC Roe has attended the Ruislip Sea Scouts to give a talk on safety issues as well as on general work that the police undertake in the course of their duties. Again weapon sweeps have been carried out. Please also not the plea from Inspector Rob Bryan, referred to above regarding the reporting of concerns to the Safer Neighbourhood teams – for West Ruislip the number to call is 020 8721 2547 – and reporting crime issues should be on either 101 or 999 as appropriate.
The police have reported on anti-social behaviour in the Howlett’s Lane area and have increased their policing presence in that area to combat the issues reported to them.
There will be a police surgery at McDonalds on the High St on the 16th December but unfortunately they have not told me the time! I am chasing this up and hope to post this later.
We have had confirmation that Ruislip Police Station is not being sold at this time and the SNT will continue to operate from out of that station but it is not yet certain how long there may be a volunteer presence to staff the counter. Uxbridge station will soon be closing and a 24/7 public counter will operate from Hayes.
Finally, I am pleased to report that there was a police presence at all the Remembrance Services and special praise is due to PC Francis who dealt quietly and effectively with a drunken person interrupting the Service at the Polish War Memorial last month.*