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Saturday 31 July 2021
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Thursday 29 July 2021
We’d welcome your views on proposed changes to the Congestion Charge.
Last year, in response to the transport challenges of the pandemic and the Government’s emergency funding of Transport for London (TfL), we made temporary changes to the Congestion Charge. This included extending its charging hours until 22:00 each day and increasing the charge level to £15. We are now consulting on new proposals. The proposals include reducing the charging hours to between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday and 12:00 to 18:00 at weekends.
The new proposals are part of the commitment by the Mayor of London and TfL to reduce traffic and congestion in central London. This would improve London’s air quality, reduce carbon emissions and encourage more journeys to be made by walking, cycling or public transport.
The proposed changes are:
· £15 charge level
· No Auto Pay or Fleet Auto Pay discount
· £17.50 pay next day charge, and can be paid up to three days after travel
· The charging hours would be Monday to Friday from 07:00 – 18:00 and Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 12:00 – 18:00
· No charge from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day bank holiday (inclusive)
· 90 per cent residents’ discount, re-opened to new applicants
· Reimbursement arrangements for certain NHS patients, care home workers, local authority and charity workers or volunteers providing certain services during
To find out more about our proposals and to have your say please contact us:
Post: FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY (no stamp required)
The consultation closes Wednesday 6 October 2021.
Once it has closed, TfL will prepare a report summarising all of the responses for the Mayor, who will decide how to proceed.
Source: New Congestion Charge proposals
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Tuesday 27 July 2021
The Barnehurst Safer Neighbourhoods Policing Team will be holding a crime prevention Smart Water event on Saturday 7th August. It will be held outside the main entrance of Barnehurst Golf Club, Mayplace Road East, DA7 6JU, between the hours of 1100-1300 hours. Barnehurst Residents ONLY will get crime prevention advice and offered Smart Water property marking kits, free of charge.
Monday 26 July 2021
Action Fraud is warning romance seekers to be cautious when using dating platforms, as new data reveals criminals have already conned over £15 million out of unsuspecting lovers with bogus investment opportunities.
One of our residents received the above phishing scam email (screenshot above - click to view enlarged) and alerted his neighbourhood watch group to alert others to remain vigilant.
Visit EE for safety and advice on how to prevent such scams and how to keep your account secure.
Police appeal for information and witnesses following suspected arson attack in Welling
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a suspected arson attack in Welling.
Police were called by the London Fire Brigade at approximately 23:06hrs on Wednesday, 14 July to a fire on South Gipsy Road, Welling.
Officers and the London Fire Brigade (LFB) attended and the fire was extinguished at approximately 00:30hrs.
The cause of the fire is being treated as arson.
There were no injuries. No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
Detective Sergeant Danny Banks, from the Serious and Complex Investigations Unit, said: “My team of officers have been working around the clock to establish the circumstances of this incident. I thank everyone who has already come forward to police to assist with the investigation. We are following up all lines of enquiry and all allegations made to us.
“Police remain in regular contact with the family and they are being kept up to date as to the progress of the investigation. My heartfelt sympathies go out to them during what has been an unimaginably difficult time. I thank them for their continued support as enquiries are ongoing.
“This incident has been well publicised and whilst we appreciate that the public wish to support the family, we ask that all information is provided to us directly. I also urge the public to refrain from undertaking their own investigations in relation to this case.”
“We ask that anyone with information relating to this incident calls police on 101 or tweets @MetCC quoting CAD 8350/14July. No piece of information is insignificant. It is vital we hear from you.”
To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org.
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One of our residents received the above phishing scam text (screenshot above - click to view enlarged), from the mobile number '07410386025' it was sent from, and alerted his neighbourhood watch group to alert others to remain vigilant. He also reported this scam as shown.
Friday 23 July 2021
Click here to find dates/times of vaccine walk-in clinics next week in Bexley.
This weekend’s pfizer clinics are advertised on NHSBexleyCCG twitter here.
For all upcoming clinics in Bexley, visit COVID-19 vaccines | London Borough of Bexley.
For more information, visit nhsselvax.com
Have a great weekend, keep safe.
Membership Team @ Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Thursday 22 July 2021
Greenwich MPS will be holding an information session of the legality and position of E-Scooters live on Twitter @MPSGreenwich on 28th July at 11am.* (see update below).
Please see the above flyer for full details. [click image to view enlarged]
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Neighbourhood Watch is proud to partner with AirBnb in the UK and several other expert organisations as part of the newly launched UK Trust and Safety Alliance – a European first. The alliance will provide information and guidance to Hosts and the Airbnb community.
Other founding members of the Trust and Safety Alliance include the National Fire Chief’s Council, Crimestoppers, Get Safe Online, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and Race on the Agenda.
The Alliance will engage with Airbnb Hosts quarterly through Airbnb’s ‘Meet the Experts’ series and will produce guides and information on an ongoing basis.
John Hayward-Cripps, CEO, Neighbourhood Watch, said, “We are delighted to be working with Airbnb as part of their new Trust and Safety Alliance. Through this new relationship with Airbnb and the Alliance, we can support Hosts to be increasingly connected and involved with the communities where they are. We look forward to building on our shared values of community, safety and connection.”
This partnership not only brings Neighbourhood Watch in front of a new, captive audience in the form of AirBnb hosts, but also enables us to further demonstrate the ways we can be a proactive contributor to community wellbeing and safety by working with dynamic partners and having a key voice on this national Alliance.
Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb, said, “We are always looking for ways to enhance the safety of hosted travel in the UK and now have the backing of some of the leading safety organisations in the UK to help us achieve that goal. We have a long history of working together with expert organisations to bolster safety for our community, and the Alliance will help us to achieve more moving forward.”
The Alliance is part of Airbnb’s ongoing effort to make hosted travel the safest form of travel in the UK. Airbnb’s recent steps include launching the Neighbour Support Line, removing or suspending so-called “party listings”, introducing pilot booking restrictions to address problematic guest activity and more.
Nathan Davies, Executive Head of Policy and Portfolio, ROSPA, said, “We are excited about this new partnership with Airbnb and the benefits it will bring to keeping people safe in the homes and accommodation that are made available and visited by tens of thousands of people every year. We are delighted to be invited to the Airbnb UK Trust and Safety Alliance and we look forward to working with Airbnb and its partners to share best practice and to make the Airbnb experience a safe one for all involved. By forming this Alliance it is a real testament to Airbnb’s commitment to strengthen trust and the safety of Hosts, their guests and their communities.”
Tony Neate, CEO, Get Safe Online, said, ”Get Safe Online is delighted to join the first UK Airbnb Trust and Safety Alliance – a truly valuable initiative created by our partner Airbnb to ensure the very best online safety information is available for Hosts, their guests and their communities. We very much look forward to attending the forthcoming ‘Meet the Experts’ events and will be providing specific advice on staying safe online for those that attend. Having worked closely with Airbnb in the past, it is great to be supporting them once again with this latest worthwhile scheme.”
Mark Andrews, Business Engagement Lead, National Fire Chiefs Council, said, “We welcome the opportunity to be part of the UK Airbnb Trust and Safety Alliance. We look forward to working with the range of partners involved to help reassure guests that their Airbnb stay will be a safe stay. This Alliance will also enable us to provide the very latest fire safety advice and guidance to hosts to help make sure their accommodation is safe from fire.”
About Neighbourhood Watch: Neighbourhood Watch is the largest voluntary movement focused on crime prevention in England and Wales. Over 2.3 million people belong to local schemes which voluntary Associations support. Neighbourhood Watch Network is an independent charity (registered in England and Wales 1173349) that acts as the movement's national umbrella organisation. Membership of Neighbourhood Watch schemes is open to all and is free. Neighbourhood Watch’s website address is www.ourwatch.org.uk.
About Airbnb: Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 900 million guest arrivals across over 220 countries and regions. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and one-of-a-kind activities that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way. As the only platform offering hosted travel and the ability to live anywhere on a global scale, Airbnb has become a noun and a verb and most traffic to our platform remains organic. We will continue to invest in innovations that expand the travel market and lead the way in turning travel into a way of life.
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