Hayes & Coney Hall Police Community Advisory Panel

The Community Advisory Panel (that’s the Safer Neighbourhood Panel in old money) met last night and has set three ward priorities for the police team:

1) Use of nitrous oxide – 37 mini canisters have been collected in Huseywell. Hayes School has sent a letter home to parents advising of what is a serious problem.

2) Use of mobile ‘phones whilst driving – this seems to be a particular problem near schools.

3) Parking on bends and in motorcycle bays.

In addition to these, Bromley police across the borough have their priorities, including burglary and drug offences.

Hayes & Coney Hall Police Update 6/6/14

PCSO Michele Jacobs from the Hayes & Coney Hall police team has sent out this week’s update:

Just a reminder to not leave anything on view or any valuable items in your car.

Between 21.30 hours on Wednesday 28th and 0800 hours on Thursday 29th May a car window was smashed in road near to Fairacres, Hayesford Park Estate and a Sat Nav stolen. Anyone have information that could help with this investigation, please contact 101 quoting CR 3309363/14.

Also, if anyone walks their dogs or themselves in the High Elms area and you park in the car parks in this area. PLEASE do not leave anything in your car, do not even try and hide it under your seat. Criminals are working in this area. If

Friends of Well Wood Scoop Award

Congratulations are due to the Friends of Well Wood in Coney Hall who, last week, picked up a London RE:LEAF Tree and Woodland Award.

ivy_leavesThe Council’s Community Forest Development Officer writes:

“The ward was The Tree Council’s Trees and Learning Award for involving under 16 year olds in the transformation of Well Wood through sustainable tree-related educational and planting programmes; increasing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the environment by the children and young people who have participated; and showing evidence of sustainable environmental improvements.

With 7 year olds designing a woodland trail for families, scouts planting hundreds of trees, and teachers empowered to use the woodland habitat in their teaching, “Transforming Well Wood” is a project inspired, driven and delivered by the local community. Local school children have attended interactive woodland workshops to learn about their local woodland. The creation of a new walking trail with a bright, colourful trail logo designed by the children gives families a starting point to explore the woodland using the improved paths, signage and entrances for easier buggy and pedestrian access. The thinned and coppiced woodland has increased the structural diversity and improved the ground flora for wildlife to thrive.”

As your councillors we would add that it’s a feather in the cap for the wider scheme of ‘friends’ groups in our parks, woodlands and other open spaces – an initiative that Bromley has pioneered over many years.