Tuesday, 29 March 2011

BoroughWatch Seeks New Committee Members

The BoroughWatch Council is actively seeking new committee members. Any voluntary organisation needs a committee of people who will organise how the group is run to ensure that decisions are made in a democratic way and so that all committee members take collective responsibility. We meet four times a year. The committee has a responsibility to:
  • Meet! This sounds obvious but if the committee doesn't meet regularly then it can't manage the proper running of the organisation.
  • Ensure the organisation follows its aims and objectives and carries them out in accordance with the law.
  • Ensure the organisation manages its finances properly.
  • Ensure that activities carried out and decisions made are in the best interest of the organisation and not any individual member of the committee.
  • If necessary the committee can organise sub-committees to address specific tasks such as finance or event organisation.
If you are willing to join please email Paul Hammond at barnetboroughwatch@gmail.com

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Synagogue burglaries across Barnet

There have been a number of synagogue burglaries across Barnet during which a number of religious artefacts have been taken.

Police are asking members of the Jewish community to be made aware that some of the prominent pieces of silver could well be offered back to unsuspecting members of the community.
Police are asking people to cooperate with the enquiry and if they become aware of any of the following silver religious items being offered for sale they should contact police immediately:
  • 2 x solid silver breast plates.
  • 3 x solid silver pointers.
  • 2 x solid silver crowns.
  • 3 sets of solid silver bells.
  • 3 sets of candelabra each containing 5 candle sticks.
  • 1 x goblet 1 foot in length.
  • 1 x silver chess set.
  • 1 x silver tray approx. 40cm across without handles.
  • 1 x silver tray approx 50cm across with handles.
  • Several small silver goblets about 10cm in length.
Total value of these items is in the region of £20,000. DC Paul Richardson of Barnet CID said, "We have liaised closely to ensure that places of worship are aware that these criminals are active. But it is important that the local community is also given the information, so police can be alerted if this property is being circulated. If people give us information we do all we can to ensure that this property is returned and those responsible brought to justice."

Anyone who recognises these men or is aware of any of the religious items being offered for sale should contact police directly on 0300 123 1212 or phone CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 1111 and quote reference 2401181/11.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Safety on Public Transport in Barnet

Public Meeting on 30th March 2011 from 18.30 to 20.30 at the Greek Cypriot Centre, 2 Britannia Road, N2 9RU (map).
Barnet Community Safety Engagement Group (CSEG) would like to invite you to meet with Barnet's Borough Commander and representatives from the British Transport Police to discuss any concerns you may have around crime and safety on Public Transport within the Borough.
The CSEG is funded by the Metropolitan Police Authority and has the direct involvement of the Barnet Police, the local authority and other agencies. Participating in the group and its activities gives you the opportunity to meet the Borough Commander, senior police officers, local councillors, the probation service and the court service to raise issues, discuss concerns, find out about what's being done and come up with solutions.
To reserve your place at this event please contact: Anahied.Hatamian@CommUNITYBarnet.org.uk or call 020 8364 8400 ext: 203
Anahied Hatamian
Community Safety Engagement Group Coordinator
CommUNITY Barnet
52 Moxon Street, High Barnet, EN5 5TS
020 8364 8400 ext 203

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Please Complete This Crime Survey

Oakleigh is one of the Wards where few residents have completed the Crime and Community Safety Survey mentioned in the post dated 10th February.
Your views are important, so please take a few minutes to tell us about how crime and disorder in Barnet is tackled and prevented:
Please complete the survey by Friday 4th March at the latest. Completed surveys will be entered into a free prize draw and one lucky resident will win a £75 gift voucher.
Howard Pothecary
Barnet Safer Communities Partnership
020 8359 7788

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