It was great to be joined by Endri Llabuti, one of our 2022 Conservative candidates, at this afternoon’s Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Ward Panel led by PCSO David Eaton and PC Aaron Hutchinson. A number of issues were raised:
- Concerns were raised about the shooting in South Croydon in the early hours of yesterday morning. Our local Police team helped in the response to this shocking event.
- I asked about the re-emergence of catalytic converter thefts. A few key offenders were arrested earlier this year which greatly reduced the frequency of these incidents so it is disappointing that new gangs are back in our area. Please don’t take any risks around the perpetrators as they do have weapons with them.
- I raised the issue of some licenced premises in the ward that have caused some concern amongst neighbouring residents. The Police and members of the Council’s Licensing team are looking into this.
- The Police team confirmed that they had visited Rotary Field as a response to me notifying them of the vandalism that has taken place there, particularly in the playground. They will continue to keep an eye on this site during their rounds.
Can you help the Police Ward Panel?
The next Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Ward Panel will be in November. We really would welcome more people coming along to share their opinions and experiences. You don’t need to have any previous experience or knowledge as the panel exists to serve as a link between our local Police team and residents. Please contact PCSO David Eaton for link to the next meeting on SNMailbox-PurleyOaksandRiddlesdownSNT@met.police.uk