Belmont SNT Newsletter January/February 2011
Belmont Safer Neighbourhoods Team
020 8721 2992
Non-emergencies dial 0300 123 1212
In an emergency dial 999
Drugs Raid Closes Cannabis Factory in St Edmunds Drive
Officers from Belmont SNT and the Harrow Crime Squad raided on a rental property in St Edmunds Drive
early last Monday. The raid came following information gathered by local officers. The electricity meter had been bypassed to run the ultraviolet lighting, and extensive damage had been caused to the property by installing ventilation pipes and extractor fans throughout the property. The address contained over 400 cannabis plants at differing stages of maturity and two rooms had recently been harvested. In total the address contained over 600 plants before the last harvest. Valued at approximately £50,000. PS Couling said “ This was a very organized growing operation, and whilst no one was present when we raided the address, we have still disrupted the criminals due to the loss of expensive equipment and a valuable crop.” If you have suspicions about an address in your area contact your local SNT.
Smart water Operation Conducted on Belmont Ward
On Wednesday 19th January Belmont SNT led an Operation whereby 50 high-visibility officers from different Safer Neighbourhood teams throughout Harrow took to the streets of Belmont offering Smartwater to residents who do not already have this. Officers successfully managed to Smartwater 450 houses by the end of the day bringing the total number of houses marked on the Belmont Ward to 950.
Smartwater is a unique liquid, which can be applied to valuable items and traced back to the address it is registered to It has been paid for through the Council for every resident in Harrow and is a huge deterrent in burglary with a 100% conviction rate. If you would like to book an appointment for Smartwater, please contact the team on: 0208 721 2992 or e-mail: HarrowBelmont.SNT@met.police.uk
BELMONT SNT PERFORMANCE-January 2011
BELMONT SNT PERFORMANCE- October 2010: Current Ward Priorities:
Arrests - 0 Reducing Burglary -Floriston Gardens/Bellamy Drive
Stops - 36 Reducing ASB by Park High Pupils
Searches - 13 Reducing ASB by motorists.
Warrants Executed - 1 Increasing Youth Engagement.
Fixed Penalty Notices - 6 Dangerous Dogs
Meet the team:
Every month we hold two meetings on the street & two drop in surgeries. Come and meet us, tell us about problems & seek advice about home security & crime prevention. We are able to provide anti theft screws for number plates, Smartwater property marking, bicycle etching and general advice. Street Briefings are 1pm: SAT 19th February-Amnesh Grove & SUN 20th February-Ventnor Avenue. Drop in surgeries are held on the same dates at our office in Donnefield Ave, Canons Park at 10am-12noon.
Or go to: www.met.police.uk/teams/harrow/belmont/index.php where the dates of all meetings and events are published. To call the team ring 0208721 2992
We are currently recruiting Neighbourhood Champions in partnership with the London Borough Of Harrow.
For details of streets with requiring a champion phone our team for or email
In an emergency always dial 999