STOP PRESS – PUBLIC MEETING ON LOCAL CRIME ISSUES

This meeting, held by Neighbourhood Watch, will be held on

      Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 at 7:00pm at the

      SKY Osterley  Campus, Grant Way, TW7 5QD

Do come along to see what can be done to help tackle the increasing crime in our area! Places are limited to 100 attendees, so pre-registration is highly recommended by emailing info@owgra.org.uk or leaving a message on 07562 385269. Priority of admission will be given to OWGRA members.

Please arrive at the Visitors Reception (on Grant Way) by 7pm to allow time to clear Sky security and then walk to the Sky Central building where the meeting will be held, which is about 5-10 minutes from the Visitors Reception.

The agenda for the Public Meeting is as follows

By 7:00pm Arrive at SKY Security Entrance
7:00pm     Refreshments (courtesy of SKY)
7:30pm Introductions
7:35pm  Update on Local Crime.
Proposal to install CCTV/ANPR Cameras to address Crime & ASB
(Speakers from the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and Hounslow Council)
8:30pm Q&A
9:30pm Close of meeting

Background for Proposals for CCTV/ANPR Camera systems in the Osterley & Spring Grove area

The NW team in the Osterley & Spring Grove area has recently learnt about other areas in London (and elsewhere) who have financed and installed high resolution CCTV and ANPR cameras (which capture car number plate details – Automatic Number Plate Recognition), which provide Police with essential information on unwanted activities at any time of day or night. As a result, it was reported that criminal activities significantly reduced and a high rate of convictions resulted from evidence provided by the scheme.

The team is investigating installing a similar system in this area, with the first proposed installation covering a number of streets, and then potentially rolled out incrementally across the area subject to funding, residents’ views, the impact of the system on crime, etc. Each such extension of the system would need to be funded by local residents in the impacted streets, ideally of £100 (or whatever contribution you feel able to) towards the cost of the system.

The data captured would be stored on a CCTV system managed by the Osterley NW. This would not be monitored or accessed on an ongoing basis. All information captured by it will only be accessed in response to specific requests, by person(s) trained and qualified for the purpose, and will only be given to and used by the Police. Data will be accessed and extracted from it either in response to a request from the Police (e.g. has car reg NNNNNN been recorded in the area), or by the Police themselves to gather data after a crime (e.g. following a burglary, Police review, extract and download footage of the perpetrator). It is being funded and run by the NW team because the Police do not have the resources or funds themselves, and it is of direct benefit to local residents.

The sole reason for installing this system would be to improve safety and reduce crime in your local area. Residents need to ensure they are comfortable with the greater level of surveillance versus the impact on crime and ASB.