David Morrow from the Totteridge-Woodside Police safer neighbourhood team recently spoke to the TRA about keeping safe when walking late at night.
He recommended carrying a safety alarm. Its a tiny device that emits a very loud noise. The one one he showed us also has a small light. It was called Minder Personal Torch Alarm with high intensity COB light. these are inexpensive to buy (approx. £5).
Grow is a fabulous community project based within the grounds of Totteridge Academy, Barnet Lane.
On Monday 29th May there is an opportunity to buy plants and flowers, as well as meeting the staff and volunteers for coffee and cake. They will explain how the charity operates to support local schools.
The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Sgt Julia Radzuik, Cllr Caroline Stock and Dr Nick Dattani, Barnet Clinical Medical Director.
It was a lively evening with many questions relating to the changes of the Totteridge-Woodside ward and how it impacts Totteridge residents. Also how Barnet House was approved in Bristol, (once Barnet council had not approved it).
The minutes of the meeting will be published in ‘documents’ when they are completed.
Join us on Thursday 29th Sept at 8pm at Kemp Hall, St Andrews school for the Totteridge Residents Assoc AGM. This will be our first AGM in 3 years. Speakers include our MP Theresa Villiers, Local Policing, Cllr Caroline Stock and Nick Dattani Barnet Borough Medical Director.
After the AGM there is an opportunity to catch up with TRA committee and the speakers over a glass of wine
Autumn is here and the clocks have gone back, meaning darker afternoons and increasing opportunities for criminals.
During the autumn and winter months burglaries do tend to increase. Homes that are left unlit during the dark afternoons act as a signal to burglars that a property is empty, so residents are being urged to follow home security advice in the months leading up to Christmas.
Totteridge Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be holding crime prevention events across ward this autumn, offering tips on keeping homes and valuables safe. We will let you know in advance.
Residents can make their homes more secure by following some basic crime prevention advice such as:
– Lock all doors and windows and ensure any type of doors are locked properly by lifting the handle and using the key to double-lock them.
– Consider installing a door bell camera, internal camera and/or monitored burglar alarm Install ‘dusk to dawn’ external lighting and use timer switches or wi-fi plugs/systems in your home to control internal lights, radios and a simulated TV.
– Keep keys and valuables secure and out of sight.
– Ensure boundary fences are secure with side gates locked. Keep tools and ladders in a locked shed