Be Safe and have a cuppa with a Copper in Wealdstone

Police in Wealdstone

Sergeant Paul McCauley from Wealdstone Safer Neighbourhoods

Police in Harrow are inviting residents to share their community concerns, air their views, and get feedback and advice from local officers about forthcoming initiatives and Days of Action coming up.

Officers have organised 'Cuppa with a Copper' mornings at Costa in Harrow Wealdstone, 112-114 High Street, and residents are invited to attend for a friendly and informal chat about their concerns. So far, residents have stopped by to talk about everything from anti-social behaviour to finding out about action days.

Sergeant Paul McCauley from the Wealdstone Safer Neighbourhood team said:

"These mornings are a great way to help bridge the gap between the police and local people. We’re keen to hear residents’ feedback and so far, it’s helped us to further tackle issues around anti-social behaviour including the street drinking. Residents may remember that Wealdstone also had a clean up prior to Christmas, so we are working to change your community. Everyone is welcome to join us to talk about issues - and if you can’t make it on a Monday, there are some Saturday options available too. You can check for the latest updates on the MPS Harrow Twitter feed."

The mornings usually run for an hour every Monday and time slots vary according to how many people turn up. The next one is on Monday 18 February and Officers from the Wealdstone and Marlborough Safer Neighbourhood Teams will team up to offer advice and support.

Councillor Krishna Suresh, Member for Crime and Community Safety said:

"I'm pleased that anti-social behaviour is declining in Wealdstone and that both the police and the community are working together to make it a better and safer place to live. We will continue to work together to improve Wealdstone."

Additionally, as part of the ongoing Be Safe London-wide Metropolitan Police Campaign – which first started in 2016, residents are being encouraged to take steps to protect themselves and their property from criminals. Police can also advise people about the Be Safe campaign – which also includes advice from protecting against mobile phone and scooter theft across London.

For further information about the Be Safe Campaign visit here.