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Charlton Central Streets

About us - How we began

We started off when a small group of people through the Charlton Central Residents' Association decided to form a Law and Order Action Group to promote a safer community in our neighbourhood. We had all had negative experiences as a result of criminal activity and decided to get together and do something about it. When we consulted other residents we realised that a lot of other people also cared about community safety and wanted to make central Charlton a friendlier, safer place to live. That is why we launched the Charlton Central Neighbourhood Watch (CCNW) in 2009. The Charlton Central Neighbourhood Watch is an organisation of about 200 residents living in the 13 roads that make up the Charlton Central area.

We now have a small group called the Community Safety Action Group (CSAG) that represents the views of the CCNW on the Management Committee of the Charlton Central Residents Association. This helps when considering issues of safety that cut across some of the other CCRA Action Groups (Environment, Planning etc.).


We have a number of Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators who make contact with people in their streets and those around them. The Co-ordinators meet regularly to feed back on local concerns that have been brought to their attention. This enables us to get a bigger picture of what is happening in the area and to decide what can be done to improve the situation. Whether it's worries about anti-social behaviour or a lost mobile phone, your nearest Co-ordinator is on hand to offer help and information.

We are in contact with the local Safer Neighbourhood Team and one of our members attends their regular panel meetings. We have developed a communication system that delivers information to residents via email or hard copy. We produce INSTANT ALERTS to inform people of immediate problems and our bi-monthly UPDATE Newsletter reports on longer term issues and gives information on a range of topics concerned with community safety. We also keep a log of reported incidents and advise those affected how to proceed, helping to put them in touch with the best people to support them.

Our Watch has been set up to promote community cohesion. Research has shown that a strong neighbourhood watch can reduce crime in an area. We hope CCNW contributes to a reduction in crime but this is not our only aspiration. We promote good neighbourliness by keeping residents in touch with aspects of community safety. We provide a conduit for the exchange of information between residents themselves and with our local Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).




If you join up to the scheme you can help others by keeping an eye out for your neighbours and their property. Hopefully they will be doing the same for you. You can find out how to protect yourself and your property, as well as reporting on and finding out what other people think about the activity in your area ranging from the simply annoying to the deeply unsettling. Join us today because by working together we can make Charlton Central a safer and happier place to live.

You can;

  • keep an eye out for your neighbours and property (they will be doing the same for you);
  • find out how to protect yourself and your property;
  • report on and find out what other people think about your area.
  • We are interested in hearing about any concerns ranging from the simply annoying to the deeply upsetting.

    Instant Alerts

    17/05/2018 -

    Royal Greenwich Trading Standards have been made aware of a Distraction Burglary in the SE7 area.

    A lady was cold called by a male who showed her ID, he claimed to be from the Fire Brigade and wanted to check the smoke alarm.  He went upstairs and took the battery out but could not put it back in. The male then went downstairs leaving the female upstairs.

    He then stole her purse and handbag before leaving the property. The female was 78 years of age.

    If you are cold called by anyone claiming to be from the Fire Brigade and you are unsure, its always best to confirm their identity by calling the phone number on their ID badge, this number will be 0208 555 1200 which is the London Fire Brigade (LFB), genuine staff from the LFB will be happy to wait while this is done. You should take precautions where you can, for example using a chain on your door if possible. If you are concerned and feel under pressure contact the police on 999, please report any incident like this to Trading Standards using the phone number below.


    Protect others by reporting incidents like this.

    If the matter is urgent or the traders are still there, report this to Royal Greenwich Trading Standards as soon as it happens on 0208 921 8223.

    Otherwise, call the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or report it to them by email at: http://www.citizensadvice. consumer_service.htm

    REPORTING to Trading Standards
    Tel. 0208 921 8223 or email

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