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To promote good citizenship, community safety and public participation in the prevention and solution of crime and antisocial behaviour’.

Information is provided for all the Neighbourhood Watches in Haringey.

Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches (HANHW) Meeting. November 2018


The HANHW would like to invite all Neighbourhood Watch and Friends of Parks members to their next meeting taking place on Thursday 1st November.

Please download the agenda of this meeting and the minutes of the previous meeting.

Police Appeal: Wanted.

Please help Muswell Hill police identify a man (image attached) who they want to speak to with regard to a sexual assault that allegedly took place earlier this year on the W7 bus in Muswell Hill. The suspect boarded the bus at Stroud Green towards Muswell Hill and stood next to her - he then allegedly sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to take a photo of the man with her mobile phone.

He is described as a clean shaven white man, aged approximately 60, with an English accent. He was wearing a baseball cap, round brown glasses, long dark jacket and multi-coloured scarf. If you can offer any information to progress this investigation, please contact police on 101 quoting reference 2214/17Mar18 or tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org

Haringey Dog Watch.

Please download the leaflet for the Tottenham Marshes Walk which is on the 6th October 2018.

Safeguarding Adults

15th June 2017 saw a multi-agency launch of a Safeguarding Adults public awareness campaign. Please take a look at the 3 leaflets that have been designed to help raise awareness of domestic abuse, financial abuse and hoarding. The HANHW would be very grateful if you could share these leaflets with your members.

Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches (HANHW) Meeting / AGM. July 2018

Date: Tuesday 10th July
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Civic Centre, Wood Green

Guest speakers:
Detective Chief Inspector Fareed Mirza: Haringey’s gang unit
Chief Inspector Neil Billany: Neigbourhoods and Partnership

All Neighbourhood Watch members and Friends of Parks are invited to attend.

Please download the agenda of this meeting and the minutes of the previous meeting.

August and September 2018 TCV Newsletter.

The next two months upcoming projects.

Please click the link below to see the latest TCV newsletters


Just Giving Appeal. July 2018

This came from one of our coordinators as below:

He gave us the link https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/percy-aggett

He said "I am supporting the location of a weapons disposal bin on the borders of Islington and Haringey. Let’s help end the disastrous loss of young lives in London."

Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches (HANHW) Meeting. January 2018

Date:     Thursday 25th January

Time:     7pm - 9.15pm

Venue:   Civic Centre, Wood Green

The HANHW invited all Neighbourhood Watch and Friends of Parks members to their meeting which took place on Thursday 25th January.

Our first guest speaker was Haringey’s Rough Sleeping Strategy & Monitoring Coordinator Sophie Konradsen with an update on the recent rough sleeper count, that many of you contributed information to.

After a short refreshment break we welcomed the Haringey Property Licensing Programme Manager who will be spoke about a proposed new selective licensing scheme for the private sector and HMOs (Houses of Multiple occupancy). I do hope you were able to come along.

Please download the agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the previous meeting.

Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches (HANHW) Meeting. October 2017

Date: Thursday 26th October
Time: 1900 - 2115
Venue: Wood Green Civic Centre

The HANHW invited you to their meeting on Thursday 26th October.

For those of you who were unable to attend the recent meetings about the proposed closures of police stations and buildings there was an opportunity to hear more about this and put questions to Police Superintendant Nigel Brookes, who was one of the guest speakers. Mr Brookes also gave an update on Safer Neighbourhoods Teams and community policing in Haringey.

There were also presentations from Christina Andrew from the council's Hate Crime Team, Jeremy Leach from 20's Plenty for us and Mel Mouzouris from the Safer Roads and Traffic Team.

I do hope you were able to join us.

Please download the agenda for this meeting.

Important Information for Carers.

There was information in the HAIL Journal July 2017 about training courses, monthly carers meetings and other bits of useful information . Also, please see The Carer's Service Referral Form .

Community Fun Day: Ducketts Common, Saturday 15th July 2017, Between 11am and 3pm.

Haringey Neighbourhood Watch played a major role at the Police Community Fun Day held on 15th July.
Working in partnership with local police officers and volunteers, we again organised a community picnic, and provided free picnic packs for children.

Police Safer Neighbourhoods and Safer Roads and Transport teams were on hand for advice and to security mark bikes. Dr Bike also joined us, so there was an invitation to bring along bikes for free maintenance checks.

There were competitions for children including a prize for the best dressed Teddy Bear; which was judged by the Borough Commander, Chief Superintendant Helen Millichap at around 2.15pm.

We hoped to see you there.

The Conservation Volunteers


Please find the latest newsletter link on the left.

Please also find our current volunteer welfare form.

A new version of the form was brought in in January and we need all current volunteers that registered before then to complete one so we can update our records.

Please complete the form, and bring it along next time you volunteer - we will also keep lots of blanks in the tea box!

Kind regards,


Mathieu Pendergast
Project Officer

T: 02083486005
M: 07823 444 325


The Conservation Volunteers
Railway Fields Nature Reserve
381 Green Lanes, London, N4 1ES

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Royal Society of Public Health - Health and Wellbeing Award winners

Registered in England as a limited company (976410) and
as a charity in England (261009) and Scotland (SCO39302)
Registered Office: Sedum House, Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB

The Community Volunteering Charity


Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches (HANHW) AGM


Date: Thursday 27th April
Time: 7pm - 9.15pm
Venue: Civic Centre, Wood Green

The Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches invited Neighbourhood Watch members and Friends of Parks to their quarterly meeting, which was also their AGM.

We welcomed Haringey Borough Police Commander Chief Superintendent Helen Millichap as the first guest speaker of the evening.

The AGM reports and election of the committee took place before the refreshment break.

After the break there was a presentation by guest speakers from Veolia and Haringey’s Client Services on Waste Management issues, including fly tipping, followed by questions/answers and a discussion.

Please download the agenda for this meeting, the minutes for this meeting and the minutes for the last Quarterly meeting.

Ever Wanted to See how Things Work at a Police Station – but Preferably without the Handcuffs?.

The Metropolitan Police Volunteers scheme (MPV) in Haringey is looking for more applicants to join the 30+ team of volunteers already working throughout the borough. MPVs work in police stations helping out with a range of tasks – with most manning front desks at police stations or providing administrative support for different departments such as CID, Police Cadets, Neighbourhood Watch Support or Operational Support.

Lydia Dawson (65) has been volunteering for 5 years doing around 3-4 hours once a week. She initially worked with the Cadets before moving into front counter work at Hornsey Police Station. A long stint at the busy Tottenham Police station front desk followed before she settled to working in Operational Support. Day to day now she deals with the volunteers, helps with organising borough events, assists with routine admin and generally helps wherever possible for the team.

As a retiree, Lydia says the position gives her a focus during the week and keeps her brain active. She is happy to “take the pressure off” the police team leaving them time to concentrate on what they are trained to do. The front counter work especially, she feels, is very much appreciated by the Met and doing it gave her a much better insight into her local community as people come into police stations for “every reason under the sun”.

Also doing front counter duties is Siddiga Receb (24) who has been volunteering for a little over a year. She comes into the Wood Green custody centre for around six hours on one day a week but is not tied into a shift pattern and can choose when she volunteers which is important as she works full time. Siddiga triages people coming into the centre and explains that speaking directly to a person instead of an intercom makes a big difference to both the public and the police. Volunteering has given her a much better understanding of the challenges the police face and what people’s perception of them are.

The recruitment process consists of a form, an interview and then security vetting which means that several months can go by between applying and final acceptance but as volunteering opportunities go, it is unique and well-worth considering. More information on applying is found here but you must be over 18, live in a London borough and have lived for three years in the UK. For more details and the application form please use this link: https://beta.met.police.uk/careers-at-the-met/police-volunteer-roles/police-staff-volunteer/police-volunteer-staff/

Mobile Phone Snatches.

In an attempt to tackle mobile phone snatches, the police in partnership with the Council, are deploying a crime prevention stencil.

The stencil, designed by one of our local schools, will initially be placed in high footfall areas/outside transport links. The stencil will be painted on the pavement using biodegradeable paint (lasting up to three months). The stencil can then be reapplied after this period if deemed necessary.


The Great Get Together is a national campaign which took place over the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June this year, and we wanted as many residents of Haringey to be part of a great weekend!

The Great Get Together encouraged Britain’s diverse communities to celebrate all they have in common over one weekend in June. Backed by The Big Lunch, Jo Cox Foundation and dozens of other groups, Haringey Council is now encouraging friends, neighbours and others to organise activity to celebrate and promote community cohesion.

Haringey has a long and positive history of its diverse communities successfully integrating and communicating and we want to do all we can to support community activity in our parks and on our streets.

The aim was to have at least one community event taking place in every one of our nineteen wards over the June weekend.

Not only has the application process been streamlined, but there was £250 available per ward for a group to put on an event in one of our award winning parks or a street party.

We also offered half a day FREE event management training to anyone interested in learning how to manage a public event.

If you would like to organise an event please visit our page on Haringey Council's website at http://www.haringey.gov.uk/greatgettogether where you can find out more.

New Carers Support Service Launched.

HAIL (Haringey Association for Independent Living) and Public Voice have come together in partnership to pilot a new Carers Support Service for Haringey, with funding and support from Haringey Council.

With an emphasis on identifying and supporting “hidden carers”, the service will run until the end of September 2017, and will provide information, training, support and advice to carers about their rights, and the services on offer to them locally.

HAIL and Public Voice are looking for carers aged 18+ who are caring for someone aged 18+.

Throughout the year, HAIL and Public Voice will be working in community-based settings, like, GP surgeries and Pharmacies or with other local community partners.

HAIL and Public Voice are also offering FREE training to carers in Haringey, including accredited training in First Aid and Manual Handling, as well as training in Stress Management, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Effective Communication and much, much more.

The final element of the service is Wellbeing Vouchers. This is a discretionary fund giving carers access to a voucher scheme, which will allow them to purchase goods, and services that promote wellbeing. This could be anything from holistic therapies to buying in extra support to enable the carer to attend appointments or social events.

Carers in Haringey hold families together, enable loved ones to get the most out of life, and make an enormous contribution to society. Yet many are stretched to the limit – juggling care with work and family life, or even struggling with poor health themselves. This new service will identify those in need of support and advice, and will have a positive impact on the lives of all carers in Haringey.

For any further information please visit www.hailltd.org or call us on 020 8275 6550.

Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches.

This was on Thursday 19th January 2017 at 7pm
Wood Green Civic Centre

Please find attached the
agenda for this meeting and also the minutes for the previous meeting.

All Neighbourhood Watch and Friends of Parks members were most welcome to attend.

Haringey's new Police Superintendent Nigel Brookes was the first guest speaker and had been looking forward to meeting you and answering any of your questions.

In the second part of the meeting, Gary Bird from the London Charity ‘Thames Reach’ talked about the Charity's work, often in conjunction with the police and Council, to help rough sleepers off the streets.

Safer Neighbourhoods Sergeant Alistair Jackson also gave a talk about operations and work the police are doing in relation to this issue.

I know this is an emotive topic and something of concern for many of us.

Addition to the agenda: (as attached)

We had a very welcome late addition to the agenda, Cllr. Alan Strickland, Haringey Cabinet Member for Housing Regeneration and Planning, joined the presentations/discussion on Rough Sleeping/Homelessness in Haringey.

Local Hero Stops Burglars!

As part of the Metropolitan Police Service's ‘Be Safe’ initiative, a new humorous video tells the story of a woman hailed as a local hero for stopping burglars from entering her home.
You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/toFiJEdER7k

The video is part of the ‘Be a Hero’ campaign that launched this week, highlighting that by taking small steps, everyone can fight crime. We know that across London one in five burgled homes was left unsecure. We also know that the more obstacles you place in a burglars way, the less likely they are to target your home – the small things really do make a difference. If everyone remembered to hide valuables, double lock their door, shut and lock windows and leave a light after dark, together we could have a huge impact on burglary in this borough.

Please feel free to share this with your members.

For more crime fighting tips visit www.met.police.uk/besafe “ and for more burglary prevention advice visit www.met.police.uk/burglary.

Thank you for your support.

Crime prevention advice


Useful information and advice on many different types of frauds/scams can be found on the police Action Fraud Website. It is well worth a look:

Keeping safe; especially when shopping:

Try to pay for items using a debit or credit card rather than carrying large amounts of cash.

Take extra care when using credit card machines; cover the keypad with your hand, and never write down your pin number.

If you carry a handbag, keep your purse at the bottom of it.

Keep your handbag zipped at all times, and if possible wear your handbag at the front of you.

Never keep your wallet in a back pocket.

Don’t leave bags, including your handbag, in a shopping trolley or pram while you shop.

If you need to use your mobile, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. It is very easy for someone to snatch it out of your hand.

Don't return to your car to leave purchases in the boot before continuing with your shopping, as thieves can watch in car parks.

Don't leave valuables on the seat of your car - they attract thieves.

Don't leave your house keys in your car.

With best regards

Pauline Syddell - Community Neighbourhood Watch Link Manager
Community & Youth Engagement - SNT Support - Harringay BOCU - Territorial Policing
Metropolitan Police Service

Advice on Staying Safe.


Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches Meeting.

Date: Thursday 22nd September
Venue: Civic Centre, Wood Green
Time: 7pm - 9.15pm

The Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches invited members to their meeting on 22nd September.

It was a very eclectic and interesting meeting with guest speakers from the London Ambulance Service, Police Safer Roads and Transport and Haringey CRUTCH. Also opening the meeting was the new Police Chief Inspector for Haringey Safer Neighbourhoods, who is very enthusiastic about Neighbourhood Watch, members came along to meet her and showed how strong our Neighbourhood Watch community is in Haringey.

Please find the agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the previous meeting attached. All Neighbourhood Watch members and Friends of Parks were most welcome to attend.

Haringey Roadwatch.

Would you be interested in volunteering to work alongside Safer Transport PCSOs to keep our roads safe by recording traffic speed and offending vehicle’s license numbers using a speed camera? If you would like further information please contact PCSO Mel Mouzouris, telephone 020 8345 0841 or email mel.mouzouris@met.police.uk

Please find below the list of Roadwatch events in September and October 2016.

Fri 09-Sep 1200  
Perth Road j/w Leith Road N22
Tue 13-Sep 1200 White Hart Lane j/w Rivulet N17
Thur 15-Sep 1830 Archway Road j/w Church Road N6 (just North of Highgate Station)
Mon 19-Sep 1200 Palace Gates Road j/w Crescent Road N22
Fri 23-Sep 1200 Crouch Hall Road j/w Bedford Road N8
Wed 28-Sep 1830 Highgate North Hill j/w View Road N6
Tue 04-Oct 1200 Bounds Green Road j/w Imperial Road N22
Thur 06-Oct 1200  
Priory Road j/w Priory Avenue N8
Mon 10-Oct 1830 Downhills Way j/w Rusper Road N22
Fri 14-Oct 1800  
St Ann's Road between Black Boy Lane & Cornwall Road N15
Tue 18-Oct 1800 Cranley Gardens N10

Distraction Burglaries.

Homes for Haringey are asking for your help in warning residents of a recent spate of distraction burglaries; this is where suspects pose as workers from official companies (such asThames Water) in order to gain access to your home to steal items.

There have been 4 reported incidents this week, in the Wood Green and Tottenham area, of tenants being visited by three males with official Haringey Council ID badges. They state they are attending on behalf of Homes for Haringey to carry out emergency work to a leak from under the kitchen sink or in the bathroom. Two of the suspects keep the tenant occupied whilst the third removes personal belongings such as jewellery and money.

Please can you pass this on to as many residents as possible, especially those in Homes for Haringey properties.

The following is an important reminder for all residents: Please do not open the door or let anyone into your home that you do not know, or are not expecting. Speak to callers through a window or letter box, and if you are not expecting the visit, phone the company to confirm the caller is genuine using a phone number you have looked up in a phone book or on the internet whilst the caller waits outside. Do not rely on ID alone - it is easy to make fake IDs and would you know what an official ID should look like? Thank you once again for your help.

Best regards Pauline

Pauline Syddell

Community Neighbourhood Watch and Parks Link Manager, Haringey Borough.

Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches Meeting/AGM.

Date: 26th May
Time: 7pm
Venue: Wood Green Civic Centre

The Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches (HANHW) invited all Neighbourhood Watch coordinators/members and Friends of Parks to their meeting on 26th May, Please see the agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the January 2016 meeting.

The guest speakers were PC Chris Palumbo (Counter Terrorism) and PC Jared Bowers (Protective Security) who gave a presentation on Operation Fairway, the Police’s counter terrorist initiative. The presentation included current terrorist threat assessments and gave advice on spotting hostile reconnaissance prior to any potential terrorist attack.

Also present were the new North Cluster SNT Inspector Liam Tierney, who gave an update on SNT activity and answered questions.

20 mph Speed Limits in Haringey.

More new speed limits of 20 mph are being introduced in Haringey, commencing on February 29th 2016.

So that these new 20 mph limit signs are all ready on the same day, they have been put up early but the speed limit is covered by a black sticker. When the time comes for their implementation, the stickers will be ripped off to reveal the new speed limits.

The roads in Haringey with existing 20 mph speed limits can be seen on the Ordinance Survey map on Haringey Council's website at:

January 2016 Quarterly Meeting.

The Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches invited you and your members to their quarterly meeting being held on:

Date:    Thursday 28th January
Time:    7pm - 9pm
Venue: Civic Centre, Wood Green

The guest speaker was Detective Chief Inspector Marco Bardetti, who gave a presentation on gangs and gang crime in Haringey.

DCI Marco Bardetti is Haringey born and bred and has spent many years working on Haringey borough. Marco is an excellent, knowledgeable, speaker, who I guarantee will keep you entertained.

An Inspector from the Safer Neighbourhoods Team was also on hand to give an update on Community Policing and answer questions.

I do hope you were able to attend.

Best regards

Agenda for this meeting

Minutes of Last Meeting as a .pdf or Word .doc file.

Pauline Syddell
Community Neighbourhood Watch Link Manager
Haringey Borough.

Parklife Newsletter

Latest activities and projects in Haringey's parks.


Have you ever considered volunteering with the Metropolitan Police Service as a Special Constable?

You can make a real difference in helping to keep London a safer place.


Be able to commit to 200 hours per year (Approximately 16 hours a month).

Meet the police nationality, residency vetting and age criteria for police officers.

Have no tattoos visible on your face, visible above a collar line or on the hands, on anywhere on your body which could be deemed as offensive.

Have a basic standard of health and fitness.

Be free from financial pressures such as un-discharged debts or liabilities and able to manage loans and debts sensibly.

To find out more and to apply for the position of Special Constable please see the poster and visit:

If you would like additional assistance or support from a serving Special Constable or have any questions you would like to ask please contact the East Area Recruitment Team:

SmartWater: Special Offer for Neighbourhood Watch Members.

The SmartWater company are offering this their forensic property marking kit to Neighbourhood Watch members for the discounted price of £25, normally £75!

SmartWater is currently being promoted by the police, under the Met Trace initiative all over London. SmartWater is a traceable liquid for the marking of property. Once applied it assigns your valuables with their own unique forensic code, allowing them to be traced back to you. It is also a great deterrent and is feared by criminals, most of whom will be aware that in prosecutions where SmartWater has been used, there has been a 100% conviction rate!

For more information on SmartWater and how to take advantage of this fantastic offer please see the leaflet shown, or visit www.smartwater.com/shop

NOTE: Due to the success of the MetTrace initiative, there are further 'phases' planned for the future, with more addresses being included next year. The next phase will start in April 2016, however, the addresses for this phase have not yet been released. Therefore please be mindful that if you do purchase Smartwater there is a chance you could be included in MetTrace to be offered for free, in later phases.

Charity Fraud.

Support Charity NOT CRIME

6 Simple Steps

New Muswell Hill Police Contact Point.

Police Contact Point

This is just inside the shop, in the juice bar area, to the right of the entrance, as you look in.

New Opening Times for Haringey’s Other Three Public Access Police Front Counters

Please click for a higher resolution image

Fishmongers Arms, 287 High Road, Wood Green, N22 8HU Opening Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11am - 7pm

Hornsey Police Station, 98 Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, N8 7EJ Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Tottenham Police Station, 398 High Road, Tottenham, N17 9JA Opening Hours: 24 hours a day

You can, of course, continue to report any crime that has happened by calling 101, or you can report most types of crime online at https://online.met.police.uk/.

In an emergency of if a crime is happening now please call 999

Prince’s Trust Programme Opportunity.

2015 to 2017

In 2015 Tottenham Police in partnership with The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London have been selected to run the first Prince's Trust Team Programme in the Met.

The first course which started on Monday, 9th February 2015 was held at Tottenham Police Station. Two further courses were scheduled to run throughout 2015.

The aim of the Prince's Trust Team Programme is to inspire young minds and improve long-term career prospects of participants. The programme is a 12 week course, designed to help young people uncover their hidden talents and improve confidence, as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Anyone signing up for the Team programme, will be joining a group of up to 15 people for a 12 week programme and amongst other things they will be:

-Gaining new skills and qualifications
-Taking on community projects
-Taking part in an exciting, action-packed residential week
-Getting two weeks' work experience within their chosen field
-Taking part in an exciting team challenge
-Get help with job-hunting, CV writing and interview skills
-Get a better chance of moving into a job, education or training
-And most importantly - A big boost to their confidence and a real sense of achievement!

Team Leader, Carole Joseph and Assistant Team Leaders Detective Constables Joanne Watts and Kay Sekyere said: "We believe that The Prince's Trust Team Programme is a wonderful programme, that provides great opportunities for the people involved. The Programme has been doing really good work across the UK, positively impacting the lives of young people and I am excited to see what can be achieved within Tottenham Police Station.

"There are still vacancies available for the future programmes and I would encourage anyone interested in enrolling for the future course to contact the Tottenham's Prince's Trust Team as soon as possible to find out more."

Princes Trust Team Programme | Haringey Borough

C. Joseph
Mobile: 07880 505319

Joanne Watts

Kay Sekyere

Address: Tottenham Police Station, High Road, N17.

For the Princes Trust courses in 2017, please see:


Preventing Keyless Car Thefts.


The Metropolitan Police are running a sustained crime prevention operation in relation to a noticeable increase in the theft of motor vehicles which have keyless entry and ignition systems.

As part of this campaign, Inspector Matt Cox is asking for help from our Neighbourhood Watches to circulate the crime prevention leaflet to all your members, as you are the people who are at the forefront of supporting community based policing.

It would be fantastic if you were able to circulate this leaflet to any further contacts that you have so that we are able to provide the widest possible distribution and maximise the impact of the operation.

Hillfield Park's Newsletters.

Hillfield Park's Newsletter Number 67.


The Postal Delivery Service (PDS) chain e-mail is doing the rounds again this year and is, as usual, a hoax. It warns about a postal scam that could charge you £315 if you phone a Premium rate number when you receive a card through the post claiming PDS has failed to deliver a package. The e-mail mentions Royal Mail and Trading Standards in an attempt to look official. This chain e-mail refers to a service that has not been in operation since 2005 and the Belize-based operating service was fined £10,000 by PhonepayPlus. Check the Crimestoppers website for more details and further warnings:


Metropolitan Care and Repair.

Are you, or do you know someone living in Haringey who is over 60’s, or disabled (in receipt of PIP or DLA) who may need help with improvements or repairs in their home? Metropolitan Care and Repair is a registered charity that provides affordable and reliable home improvement work for older people to keep them independent in their own homes.

Care and Repair has an optional £30 membership fee for the year. Because membership is renewed every April, the charge reduces through the year and is currently £20 until March 31st 2015. They are able to help with most handyman and gardening projects at a cost of £20 per hour to non members and £15 per hour to members. They can also advise on home repairs and improvements projects from level access showers to central heating repairs.

Please see: Care And Repair Brochure 2014.pdf

Metropolitan Home Sweet Home.

Metropolitan Home Sweet Home is a free support service for Haringey residents aged over 60, again focused on maximising independence at home. They will support clients to achieve goals that are important to them as individuals. This may be getting involved in the community, maximising benefits, managing debt, accessing local services or finding social activities. Home Sweet Home will allocate an individual support worker who will work with clients for up to 6 months.

Please see: Home Sweet Home Brochure 1

Operation Bumblebee (Burglary Initiative) / Door Step Crime.


Operation Bumblebee started on Monday, 20th October, to tackle the 25 per cent rise in residential burglary offences traditionally seen during autumn and winter; as the clocks go back, nights draw in, and homes remain in darkness for longer, it makes them easier targets.

With approximately one third of residential burglaries showing no signs of forced entry, this suggests either doors or windows were not properly secured. The police are asking for your help in preventing burglary by following basic crime prevention advice to safeguard your property and valuables.

Think like a burglar and you are likely to notice that your home and possessions are vulnerable.

By following our simple crime prevention advice this winter, you can reduce the chances of it happening to you.”

Top ten tips for securing your home:

1. Don’t leave your keys or ID documents within easy reach of doors, letterboxes or windows.

2. Close and lock all doors and windows. If you have multi-locking door handles, lift the handle, lock it with the key and remove it.

Remember - LIFT - LOCK - REMOVE. Put the key in a safe place out of sight in case of fire.

3. Lock garages and sheds so garden tools and ladders can’t be used to break into your home.

4. Keep side gates locked and wheelie bins stored behind them.

5. Use timer switches linked to lights and a radio so it appears that someone is at home.

6. Invest in a safe for valuables and sentimental items and securely fix it to a solid surface.

7. Install a visible intruder alarm system – burglars don’t want to be seen or heard.

8. Install low level ‘dusk till dawn’ lighting to increase visibility and deter burglars.

9. Keep side and rear boundaries high to restrict access and front boundaries low to remove hiding places.

10. Photograph and mark valuables and sentimental items with your postcode and house number/name. Register items with serial numbers at: http://www.immobilise.com

If you would like copies of any of these please let me know.

Door Step crime - National Consumer Week

The Trading Standards National Consumer Week ran from 3rd to 7th November in 2014; the message that year was about good neighbours helping to prevent doorstep crime:

Trading Standards are asking for the help of Neighbourhood Watch members to look out for vulnerable members of our community, and they have listed some signs that may indicate an unwanted doorstep caller may be visiting a vulnerable neighbour:

• Traders have been cold calling in the area

• A builder’s van is parked nearby, particularly one that doesn’t include a company name or contact details.

• Building or maintenance work on your neighbour’s garden or house starts unexpectedly. • Poor quality work is visible on the roof, driveway, or property. • Your neighbour appears anxious or distressed. • Your neighbour visits the bank, building society, or post office more frequently, particularly if they are accompanied by a trader.

Vulnerable and older members of our community are often reluctant to ‘bother’ the police or organisations available to help them; however many are happy to engage and share information with neighbours, a suggestion would be to have a Neighbourhood Watch 'buddy' scheme within your Watch...... Identify vulnerable residents and invite them to be part of your Neighbourhood Watch (if they are not already ) .

Make them aware of the many doorstop and phone scams, and make sure they do not open their door to anyone they do not know, including callers claiming to be from utility companies. Provide them with a couple of phone numbers for neighbours (preferably residents who work from home or are regularly at home during the day) who they can contact if they do receive a visit by someone they do not know.

If you are concerned that a neighbour may be being targeted by a rogue or bogus trades person, please report this immediately by calling 101 or inform your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

With best regards


Pauline Syddell,

Community Neighbourhood Watch Link Manager,

Haringey Borough.


Beware of calls from 0800 121 8147, purporting to come from Domestic & General, requesting payment for renewal of insurance cover on white goods. Calling back on this number generates a recorded message, again, purportedly from Domestic & General, saying "sorry we missed you" and giving a number to call if you wish to receive no more calls. These calls are not from Domestic & General and the company has no knowledge of this particular 0800 number. So, please be wary of calls from apparently authentic companies you are either not expecting or who are requesting payment of funds by telephone.

Community Payback.

Community Payback is about offenders paying back to their community ... Get Involved.

Draft Constitution 2014.

Presented at 2014 AGM

1. NAME The name of the Association shall be Haringey Association of Neighbourhood Watches, referred to below as ‘The Association’ The Association is an independent body, not part of any other existing organisation.

2. MEMBERSHIP All registered Neighbourhood Watches set up within the London Borough of Haringey shall be de facto members of the Association. They will be represented at meetings and other Association events by the Watch Co-ordinators and/or their nominated representative.

3. OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION Its objectives shall be: ...
Please see the complete Word document.

Please e-mail us with any comments, there will be a vote regarding the adoption of this constitution at our AGM.

Help to Stop the Flytipping - Spread the Word.

Haringey Council/Veolia will collect a wide range of items free of charge, these include:

  • White goods: fridges, freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers, ovens, cookers, dishwashers.
  • Furniture: mattresses, bed frames, tables, chairs, wardrobes, bookcases, upholstered furniture.
  • Empty gas cylinders.
  • Car batteries and car tyres.
  • TVs and computers.
  • Plus anything else which is re-usable or re-cyclable.

This is quite an extensive list and means that there is really no need for dumping of unwanted items on our streets. For further information please contact Veolia at enquiries.haringey@veolia.co.uk or telephone 020 8885 7700.

Haringey Freecycle

Residents may also be interested in the Haringey Freecycle. This site advertises items that people in Haringey are giving away for free, all you have to do is collect it.

For more information visit the website: https://groups.freecycle.org/group/haringey-freecycle/description/

If you are interested in Neighbourhood Watch in Haringey, please contact us.

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