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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

    20/05/2019 - We have been asked to get in touch with you regarding the current spike in burglaries in the area. Some of you may be aware that there has been a worrying upward trend in burglaries over the last month. They have a similar modus operandii with burglars 'garden hopping' late at night or in the early hours (1.00 am and 5.00 am). They often use tools taken from insecure sheds. The police are undertaking additional patrols in our area. In the last week they have deployed helicopters and police dogs in pursuit of suspects. They urge everyone to help their inquiries by doing the following:
    A- if you hear a helicopter hovering overhead please DO NOT go out into your garden or the street to see what is going on. This is seriously hampering operations that rely on a helicopter tracking someone at a time when normally there are very few residents outside.
    B- please do not interfere or approach a working police dog. This again is seriously hampering the police at work.
    We all want to apprehend these villains and complying with a) and b) above will be a great help to the police.
    Can you please spread the word on this to all your friends, neighbours or through your networks so we can really support the police in protecting. us. Thank you for our co-operation.

    REPORTING to Trading Standards
    Tel. 0208 921 8223 or email

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