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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.).

Co-ordinators

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).

 

 

Members

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

    30/07/2019 - Scam 'HMRC' Phone calls. Royal Greenwich Trading Standards have been made aware of a scam phone call from people claiming to be from the "HMRC" the scammers are using the following phone number; 0300 300 2233 which is a genuine number used by the Greenwich carers centre. The callers are using a variety of techniques to try and get money from unsuspecting victims, including making claims that tax is owed or tax credit. They are calling more than once. Some victims have been told to pay the money owed immediately or they will be arrested. - Never give any private information away over the phone or on email. - If you're concerned you've been scammed, get in touch with your bank to inform them immediately. - You can also call your phone provider to see if the call was genuine. - You would never receive a call regarding tax or tax credit in this way. Please share this information and keep safe.

    08/07/2019 - Scam BT Phone calls. Royal Greenwich Trading Standards have been made aware of a scam phone call from someone claiming to be from BT. The scammers tell the victim that their broadband is about to be terminated because someone is trying to access it. The voice on the phone then asks the resident to press number (1) so they can speak to a BT engineer. BT would not make contact with you in this way; any phone call of this nature would be a scam. If you receive a phone call of this nature terminate the call and don’t engage with the person on the phone. - Not sure whether your caller is the real deal? Hang up and call the number back - scam lines often don't take incoming calls. - Never give any private information away over the phone or on email. - If you're concerned you've been scammed, get in touch with your bank to inform them immediately. - You can also call your phone provider to see if the call was genuine. - BT will not contact you unless you have an existing open complaint with them. If you have been a victim of a scam please report it to Action Fraud using the details below. Scam Alert - BT Scam- July 2019

    21/06/2019 - We have been asked by the police to circulate the information attached below on phone/online scams following an increase in incidents of this type of crime. Scams - Online and Phone - June 2019

    REPORTING to Trading Standards
    Tel. 0208 921 8223 or email tradingstandards@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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