The Belgravia Society

Belgravia and Knightsbridge Police Ward Panel


Meeting 27 - Wednesday 28th January 2015


Frances Blois               Chairman

Christopher Kaye         Imperial College Union

Alan Cook                   The Belgravia Society

Madeline Elsdon          Knightsbridge Association

Simon Davie                Eaton Square residents

Gary Herrett               Sgt Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Zack Slaney                 SNT dedicated ward officer

Paul King                     Crime Red Officer  WCC


Noel Nagle                  Jay Mews NHW

Kate White                  Belgravia Magazine

Phil Ashleigh               Westminster Synagogue

Matters arising from  previous minutes

Any matters arising were dealt with under the Agenda except the following;

PK mentioned the Safer Neighbourhood Board and the role it will play.

The email of appreciation from Westminster Synagogue was highlighted by the chairman on behalf of the police.

The NHW sign issue was highlighted with the likelihood of new NHW signage being trialed hopefully within our and other local SNT areas.

Law and order reports

The map displayed shows the main issues. 

Thefts from motor vehicles were the obvious problem from the stats. The map showed thefts around the area of the Royal Albert Hall and the Eaton’s. There were no specific times or days in the south and could be anywhere in a 24 hr cycle.

Burglary was also mentioned with a view to increasing the resident’s awareness’ of using a five lever mortice lock rather than a Yale.

Fraud was also mentioned in respect of courier and bank fraud.

Ladies handbags and mobile phones in the Brompton Road from the cafés and bars are still the biggest problem. 

PK mentioned the work around Hyde park Corner and the homeless there. There was still a problem with the homeless but operations involving the WCC, immigration and the homeless unit along with BTP support had been carried out before Xmas.PL confirmed the tunnels/underpasses belong to TFL and WCC have cleaning responsibility.

PK mentioned the possible future use of Smartwater and SELECTADNA

Belgravia and Knightsbridge Police Ward Team Priorities

Theft from Person

Residential and Non Residential Burglary

Theft of/Theft from motor vehicle

Any other business

PK mentioned the ASB in the Hyde Park Underpasses

ME mentioned the use of chauffeurs and the habit of keeping their engines running late at night whilst waiting for their passengers

CK mentioned human excrement had been seen at the rear of their offices in and around Ken Gore at the back of the Student Union. PK stated he would notify Ravi of the issue. CK also mentioned the beggars in and around the tunnel leading to Kensington tube.

GH mentioned the ‘local hero’ award for the Belgravia magazine won in the last few weeks by Pc John O’ Donovan who is now a proud father of a daughter so was unable to be present this evening