Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT)
We have maintained a close relationship over the years with the local police. A member of the SNT comes to QPARA Monthly Meetings to discuss local initiatives, report on priorities and promises and take questions from members of the Association. The SNT report is reprinted in the minutes which are published on the Monthly Meetings section of this website.
The team consists of police officers and police community support officers and is dedicated to making the neighbourhood a safer place to live in, work in and visit. Their priorities are set by the local community.
The SNT’s page (here) gives contact details, introduces members of the SNT, outlines their priorities and promises and gives dates and venues of local drop-in surgeries where members of the SNT hold indoor one-to-one consultation sessions.
Through the SNT we try to encourage individual streets to set up Neighbourhood Watch schemes. You may even get an discount on your home insurance if you’re a member of one!
Are you a cyclist?
Keep a look out for the SNT doing free bike security marking. They are often at the local Farmers Market on Sunday mornings or near the cafe in the park on Sunday lunchtimes.
- Report crime.
- Take advantage of free security advice from the Crime Prevention team.
- Always make sure you lock your doors and windows. Don’t let strangers into your homes.
- Don’t leave valuables (wide screen TVs, computers/laptops etc) on display near windows.
- Don’t leave valuables (laptops, sat navs) on view in your cars.
- High front garden hedges can create an easy place for burglars to hide and attempt to break in unnoticed. Keep them low.
If you have been a victim of crime or think you have witnessed one, you should report it to the police straight away. Find out (here) about the different ways of reporting a crime. Remember, in an emergency always ring 999.
QPARA police liaison
Richard Johnson takes the lead on Police liaison for QPARA. We discuss and make representations on local policing issues such as the closure of the police station on Salusbury Road. QPARA members who want to discuss policing matters can do so at Monthly Meetings or ask a question via the website.