The Belgravia Society
Belgravia and Knightsbridge Police Ward Panel
Meeting 30 - 24th November 2015
Frances Blois Chairman
Madeline Elsdon Knightsbridge Association
Alan Cook The Belgravia Society
Phil Ashleigh Westminster Synagogue
Obiora Onyechi Neighborhood Problem Solver WCC
Gareth Howard SNT Sgt
Eric Kirton SNT Dedicated Ward Officer
Noel Nagle Jay Mews NWS
Ian Rawlings SNT Inspector
Simon Davie Eaton Square residents
Matters arising from previous minutes
ME asked about the speed camera operation that had previously been planned. GH informed members that unfortunately, due to cost of running the operation, the operation did not go ahead. ME pointed out that there could be possible funding from local council for future planned operations. Supercars were again mention and GH informed Ward Members about the lack of an evidence base and community impact statements in regards this matter and the fact that the main problem seems to be in K&C.
Law and order reports
The maps displayed show the main issues.
Theft from motor vehicle is still the main problem on the Ward, however, this has decreased quite significantly from previous months. The main focus of these crimes seems to have moved away from Kensington Gore and more around the Trevor Square, Montpellier Square areas. GH explained the operations that have been carried out in order to reduce these type of crimes
Theft of motor vehicle has also been reduced, with only a handful of these types of crime being reported on the Ward. Range Rovers are still the criminals choice of vehicle to steal.
Also a good reduction in burglaries seen on the Ward.
GH explained the operations that are planned over the festive period, including theft person operation on the Brompton Road, which is still the main problem area in regards theft crimes.
GH and OO explained the procedures around dispersal orders and CPN’s in regards beggars and rough sleepers.
Belgravia and Knightsbridge Police Ward Team Priorities
Theft from Person
BurglaryTheft of/Theft from motor vehicle
Fraud awareness/ illegal cycling/ASB
Any other business
Cycling on the pavement was mentioned. EK explained that police will deal with these crimes if we see them, mostly by educating cyclists rather than fining them as most of the cyclists are tourists and unaware of cycle laws.
The Open Safer Neighborhood Board was mentioned and is taking place on 7th December.
Police Carol Service was mentioned and is taking place on 17th December 2015.
ME asked about the possibility of getting new members to the Ward Panel. EK informed Ward Members that we area actively seeking new members.