Winchmore Hill Crime Prevention
Winchmore Hill has seen a recent increase in crime. WHRA are working closely with our local police team to raise awareness of crime issues that are impacting our area. This approach allows us to provide bespoke crime prevention advice to our members, reducing the likelihood of being a victim of crime and deter opportunistic crimes from occurring.
Car crime in Winchmore Hill has seen a rise in keyless thefts (intercepting and using the codes from your key fob to open your car without the key) and the stealing of catalytic convertors.
We have put together a Vehicle Crime Prevention Advice document in pdf format that you can download here taken from the Neighbourhood Watch Page on this subject which is a very useful resource and well worth visiting. This is the link for the Neighbourhood Watch website: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter and the OWL email alerts
If you want to be aware of what is happening locally from the Safer Neighbourhoods Team and our local PCSO Antony Rivas you can view the April Newsletter here.
You can sign up to have daily emails of what has been reported to the Safer Neighbourhoods Team from PCSO Antony Rivas via the OWL website (Online Watch Link – a virtual Neighbour Hood Watch scheme) at www.owl.co.uk
WhatsApp Groups creating virtual Neighbourhood Watch
There are a number of WhatsApp groups specific to residents of a certain road or couple of roads in the Winchmore Hill area that have been started to alert residents of any specific crime information and also to share the updates from Antony Rivas.
If you run one then please reply to let us know the number of the administrator of the group and the roads covered. In the next couple of weeks we will look to share information about existing groups with our members who want to join and also see if there are people who want to start a WhatsApp group for a particular road where there isn’t one currently operating and we can link them with other people wanting to join from that road or group of roads.