IMPROVED POLICING FOR EARL'S COURT:
ECSRA has been concerned about the increasing levels of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Earl’s Court which was highlighted in the ASB Petition which attracted over 1000 signatures (published by The Earl's Court Safer Neighbourhood Team Ward Panel in association with Earl's Court Square Residents' Association and Nevern Square Conservation Area Residents' Association) which was presented to our MP, Felicity Buchan, in 2021.
The Council are proposing to introduce a Public Services Protection Order for the Earl's Court Ward to attempt to deal with ASB problems raised by residents. The PSPO consultation is now live: https://consult.rbkc.gov.uk/communities/pspo-earls-court.
Earl's Court Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT)
Sergeant Kam Shaheen
PC Amber Clark
PC Brooklyn Ho
PC Ben Hunter
PCSO Danny Wright
RBKC reported that as part of the Earl’s Court Safer Neighbourhoods Project, there was a month of Action in December. The RBKC Wardens managed to achieve:
- 39% reduction in crime and ASB for December.
- A total of 195 actions for the whole of Earl’s Court.
- 16 referrals of rough sleepers.
- 15 drug and alcohol referrals.
The present team of 15 RBKC Wardens, is due to be increased to 18 in the near future, and ultimately to 25. A new integrated reporting system for residents is due to be introduced which should be operational soon.
ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR (ASB) PETITION 2021
Published by: The Earl's Court Safer Neighbourhood Team Ward Panel in association with Earl's Court Square Residents' Association and Nevern Square Conservation Area Residents' Association:
ECSRA has been very concerned about antisocial behaviour (ASB) for some time and has joined with the Earl’s Court Safer Neighbourhood Team Ward Panel (of which I am a member) to organise a Petition which was presented to our MP, Felicity Buchan, and the Council as ASB and shoplifting are not included in the Met Police statistics for the Earl’s Court area. Therefore, Earl's Court is not treated as a priority by the Met, Earl’s Court SNT Police Team and Kensington and Chelsea Community Safety Team. Yet, these are the very issues that impact on the day-to-day lives of many residents and should be incorporated into the police crime figures so that the level of crime is more accurately reflected.
We would like to stress that this Petition is non-political and we hope it will unite our community with a common aim. The Petition is GDPR compliant and was collated by Professor Michael Hough – who launched the British Crime Survey for the Home Office where he worked for 25 years. He is now based at Brasenose College, Oxford, and has previously lived in Earl’s Court and done surveys for RBKC and Notting Hill Housing. Our aim is to be transparent and above board and ensure all data is safeguarded.
Chrissie Courtney - Chair
Earl's Court Square Residents' Association.
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