Sunday, 28 September 2008

Beware of leaving car keys accessible

The High Barnet Police Team report a burglary a couple of nights ago in Hadley Highstone, where a Land-Rover was stolen from the front drive.

The burglars broke in to the house downstairs and stole the car keys whilst the occupants were asleep upstairs.

Police advice is to take keys upstairs when you retire for the night. Burglars are usually opportunists who do not want confrontation. If you leave keys for them they may take your car.

Although this is the first incident of its type this year, there was a spate of similar burglaries this time last year, so please call 999 if you see anything suspicious.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Burst Water Main: Oakleigh Park North

If you are experiencing low water mains pressure or no water at all it's because a water main burst today in Oakleigh Park North. At 13:15 hrs Thames Valley Water reported that a repair crew were on their way and aim to have supplies reinstated by 16:00 hrs.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Police Notice - Beware EEC Home security

The following message comes via our Boroughwatch representative for the High Barnet ward. Please let any vulnerable friends and neighbours know to prevent any possible intervention by this company.

Bob Vice
for Barnet Boroughwatch

Subject: Police Notice - EEC Home security - DO NOT LET THEM IN - check your neighbours

We have heard from a number of residents in the EN5 area that they are being targeted by a hard sales company selling home security.

The police and trading standards have issued a warning about a company called EEC Home Security, after a number of our co-ordinators contacted them about this company:

The police have now carried out checks on the company and found that it is currently being investigated by trading standards.

This company, which has been featured on a “watchdog” type TV programme, uses hard sales and generally targets the elderly and vulnerable. Please see Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin from page 14 onwards.

Pleased call the Local Police Team on their mobile number if you have a visit or call by someone from this company: 07887 633 343. Please also call Trading Standards on 01209 720 333.

There have been some sellers at the door recently. They all need a licence and the police say that householders are entitled to ask to see the licence of the caller and to take down details whether or not they intend to buy anything.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Planning Application: 76 Oakleigh Park North

Previously Barnet Planning refused to grant permission to remove several trees (TPO/17598/08/B). As a result the Appellant has appealed to the Secretary of State.

Barnet Planning also refused a previous application (N/00607/F/07) to erect a detached house with off-street parking.

It is suspected that, if permission was obtained to remove the trees, it would pave the way for obtaining permission to erect a new dwelling.

Click here to read Barnet Planning's notification letter to residents which also explains how to object should you wish to do so.

To view the planning applications, click the "Barnet Planning Applications" link in the right-hand Resources column.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

London Week of Peace event at All Saints Church

Here follows your invitation to a London Week of Peace
event at All Saints Church

Dear Friend/Colleague of Oakleigh Safer Neighbourhoods Team,

We would like to invite you to attend an event the Oakleigh Safer Neighbourhoods Team have arranged, in partnership with All Saints Church, as part of the London Week of Peace.

The London Week of Peace is an annual week of events, initiatives and action organised by communities to promote greater community cohesion, safety and peace across the capital. Under the banner, Reconciliation, Celebration and Collaboration, tens of thousands of Londoners from all walks of life are participating in a range of these local events to promote good community relations within Barnet Borough.

We have organised a number of events in partnership with community groups, with sponsorship from Waitrose and Marks and Spencer, and would like to invite you to attend on

Saturday 13th September 2008

This event will be held in the evening from 7PM onwards and will incorporate a welcoming ceremony in the church, followed by the planting of an olive tree to symbolise Peace. The tree will be planted by local celebrity Bruce Byron (aka DC Terry Perkins from ITV’s The Bill). A music festival will then be held in the church hall for the young people of the community, where each band will perform a song specifically composed for Peace Week.

We would be delighted to see you at the above event, and would appreciate if you could let us know if you will be attending, so we have an idea of how many people will be present.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on the number shown above.

Yours sincerely,

Anne-Marie Bullivant | A/PS Oakleigh SNT

Whetstone Police Station, 1170 High Road, Whetstone, London, N20 0TW
Tel: 020 8721 2976

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