Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team – September Update

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the September sun!

Firstly we would like to introduce PC Bates who has now joined the Shirley North SNT Team. Chloe will be out and about with PCSO Shannon (Skye) and PC Waters (Jordan) and joining in on our ward meetings.

After a busy summer we are now starting to look into getting our ward panel in the Shirley Parish Hall for next month. A few people have expressed interest in becoming chair of the ward panel. Emails will be sent to those this week. We will also do a follow up email regarding dates and times and how the new structure of ward panel meetings work.

Crime on the ward: In our previous ward meeting we explained the issues we were having with school children and local shops. Before the school term ended we worked hard with businesses especially with CO-OP on Wickham Road, to try tackle the problem. The Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) did reduce and has continued to decline over the summer holidays, and we are hoping this continues now the children have gone back to School.

Catalytic converter theft has risen around Croydon! We have previously discussed this issue – however, to refresh the memory the below link is some crime prevention advice for this type of crime. On the link is more crime prevention but if there is something in particular you want please drop us an email to:

Over the next month there will be several Jewish High Holy days at the Synagogue on Shirley North. We will be patrolling around the area frequently so if you are about please come and say hello.

We hope the sun stays out and everyone has a good rest of the week!

Report crime by calling 101 or in an emergency call 999.
Remember, you can also report crime online on our website:

Croydon Trading Standards – Scams Awareness

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.

Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. Complete the Friends Against Scams awareness session and help to raise awareness throughout your community.

Please use the link below to the online Scams Awareness session and help Croydon Trading Standards raise awareness and protect our residents:

For further information on Friends against Scams and for advice please visit:

 Please remember to report to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 if you have actually been the victim of a scam or call Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133 if you require advice on an issue you are having with a trader.