After the Ashworth Mansions AGM in June, a group of residents started discussing issues of local concern, which discussions culminated in the formation of the Ashworth Mansions Neighbourhood Watch (AMNW). We are pleased to let you know that the AMNW was registered with the Westminster Safer Neighbourhoods Policing Team in September and is supported by the Ashworth Mansions board and our local councillor, Jan Prendergast. Maida Vale is a low crime area and has a very co-operative Safer Neighbourhoods policing team. We hope to do our part in retaining this appealing aspect of our neighbourhood.
We would like to provide information on the AMNW mandate, contact details and also ask for your support in our efforts to improve our security and quality of local living.
Who is currently involved with the AMNW?
Pamela Knudsen is co-ordinating and Nick Parker, Maryam Clements, Renee Marais and Shirley Murphy have formed the core team and will fulfil the various responsibilities. We would welcome your support and information to assist us in achieving our goals and have already had some residents volunteering their services.
As a resident, we would ask you to help us log incidents of local concern by e mailing us and also reporting incidents to the Police. We’ve discovered that reporting really does help the Police by allowing them to understand patterns rather than trying to deal with issues in isolation. In return, the Police/Council are more communicative with us and we can pass on this information to residents.
The scope of the AMNW
The scope of the AMNW activities is aligned with the guidelines for neighbourhood watches as provided by Westminster Council. Please see http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/policingandpublicsafety/crimeandlawenforcement/neighbourhoodwatch/ for more information
We will be focusing our efforts on the streets surrounding Ashworth Mansions: Ashworth Road, Grantully Road, Elgin Avenue and Biddulph Road and the area of the Paddington Recreation Club that abuts these roads.
How do you communicate with the AMNW?
Please e mail us with any information or queries at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks for your support!
The Ashworth Mansions Neighbourhood Watch