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Harrow police reveal plans to tackle crime in each part of the borough

Harrow Police hosted a crucial community meeting at the Harrow Arts Centre this week, shedding light on their strategic policing plans for the upcoming year. The event saw representatives from various wards gather to hear about the initiatives and priorities set forth by the police force across the borough.

Ward-Specific Strategies Outlined

The meeting included the distribution of quarterly booklets, offering comprehensive insights into the policing priorities of each ward in Harrow. Here’s a breakdown of the key focus areas and strategies unveiled for specific wards:

Headstone Ward:

  1. Addressing violence at Harrow Recreation Ground, collaborating with ‘Friends of Harrow Rec.’
  2. Tackling drug-related issues at Atherton Place, with a focus on vehicles facilitating drug dealing.
  3. Combating anti-social behavior (ASB) on Pinner Road during after-school hours, targeting areas prone to street drinking.

West Harrow:

  1. Addressing violence at West Harrow Rec, particularly after knife-related incidents.
  2. Curbing anti-social driving around Shaftesbury Circle.
  3. Battling ASB issues, including the use of NOS canisters, in the vicinity of Shaftesbury Circle.

North Harrow:

  1. Reducing violence at Headstone Manor Rec in the evening, targeting youth-related ASB.
  2. Tackling ASB and theft around West Harrow Allotments.
  3. Preventing theft from motor vehicles in George V Avenue residential areas.

Centenary:

  1. Prioritising violence against women and girls, patrolling parks to deter and detect crimes.
  2. Addressing violence and drugs in specific residential areas.
  3. Combating catalytic converter theft through patrols and community engagement.

Stanmore:

  1. Promoting partnership working and proactive engagement.
  2. Targeting burglary hotspots with increased crime prevention awareness.
  3. Reducing catalytic converter theft through targeted reassurance patrols.

Wealdstone South:

  1. Focusing on decreasing violent crime, especially against women and girls.
  2. Working against drug-related activities in the community.
  3. Collaborating with local authorities to deter anti-social behavior, including street drinking.

Wealdstone North:

  1. Commitment to reducing violence, especially against women and girls.
  2. Tackling anti-social behavior and street drinking.
  3. Prioritising road safety in the wake of area renovations.

Belmont:

  1. Combatting violence against women and girls in Belmont Circle.
  2. Targeting burglary hotspots and catalytic converter theft.
  3. Working with multi-agency partners to address crime concerns.

Canons:

  1. Patrolling to prevent violence against women and girls in Canons Park.
  2. Focusing on burglary prevention through targeted advice.
  3. Combatting catalytic converter theft through awareness sessions and patrols.

Edgware:

  1. Patrolling open spaces to deter violence against women.
  2. Addressing youth violence and ASB, particularly in Mollison Way.
  3. Tackling ASB concerns in Methuen Close through increased patrols and CCTV usage.

Greenhill (Harrow Town Centre):

  1. Concentrating on violence against women in Harrow Town Centre.
  2. Combating drug dealing and ASB, especially in the St. James’ Court area.
  3. Addressing fly-tipping and false VRMs to curb criminal activities in the ward.

Harrow on the Hill:

  1. Patrolling to prevent violence against women in Harrow Town Centre.
  2. Tackling drug use in key locations across Harrow on the Hill.
  3. Combatting drug dealing through increased patrols around specific areas.

Harrow Weald:

  1. Focusing on reducing violence against women and girls in Harrow Weald.
  2. Addressing drugs related activities in the High St and open spaces such as Boxtree Park.
  3. Tackling motor vehicle crime, specifically thefts, through awareness and patrols.

Kenton East:

  1. Prioritising violence against women and girls.
  2. Reducing ASB in Kenton Rec.
  3. Implementing education and preventative measures against catalytic converter theft.

Hatch End:

  1. Reducing drugs related activity along Uxbridge Road and open spaces.
  2. Targeting burglary hotspots for residential burglary prevention.
  3. Combatting motor vehicle crime, especially catalytic converter theft, through awareness and patrols.

Kenton West:

  1. Patrolling to deter violence against women and girls.
  2. Reducing violent robberies and ASB, including street drinking.
  3. Addressing concerns about catalytic converter theft and associated violence.

Marlborough:

  1. Focusing on reducing violence against women and girls.
  2. Burglary reduction through increased awareness and patrols.
  3. Tackling theft from motor vehicles through patrols and community engagement.

Pinner:

  1. Patrolling open spaces to prevent violence.
  2. Reducing catalytic converter thefts through awareness and patrols.
  3. Addressing drug-related activities through patrols and community engagement.

Pinner South:

  1. Patrolling open spaces to prevent violence.
  2. Reducing catalytic converter thefts through awareness and patrols.
  3. Addressing drug-related activities through patrols and community engagement.

Rayners Lane:

  1. Conducting proactive engagement to address violence concerns.
  2. Focusing on burglary prevention and detection.
  3. Tackling drugs-related issues through intelligence gathering and targeted actions.

Roxbourne:

  1. Targeting drugs supply to reduce violence.
  2. Addressing the expected rise in burglaries, particularly Asian gold burglaries.
  3. Tackling anti-social behavior, including tipping and littering, through triage and enforcement.

Roxeth:

  1. Proactively engaging to address violence against women and girls.
  2. Identifying and addressing all burglary allegations, emphasising Asian gold burglaries.
  3. Focusing on drugs use and supply, especially along Northolt Road.