Christmas Services and Events at All Souls
- 29th November 4.30pm Carols on the Village Green
- 13th December 10.30am Gift Service
- 20th December 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight
- 24th December 4.00pm Crib Service
- 11.00pm First Holy Communion of Christmas
- 25th December 10.30am Christmas Praise
Your local policing team will be holding a street briefing outside Pratts Bottom Primary School at 1930hrs on Saturday 28/11/2015. Please come along to receive crime prevention advice, and an update on crime in the local area.
Phillip BRADLEY PC700PY
Read the November edition of the Pratts Bottom Village Newsletter edited by Penny Avann.
Liz Turnbull, Chairman of the Pratts Bottom Residents’ Association, has asked for this letter from the Council to be put on our website. PBRA intends to send 2 reps to meeting on 1st December, but there is a public meeting on 26th November.
“I am writing to invite two representatives from your Residents’ Association to a round table discussion at the Civic Centre on Tuesday, 1 December from 7pm to 8.30pm to help inform the Council’s budget setting process. We want to hear your views as representatives of local people and talk about the council budget for 2016-17 and beyond. This discussion will be in light of continuing savings of more than £50 million we have to make over the next four years to balance our budget in addition to the £60 million saved in the last few years.
“As with last year we believe these smaller sessions with representatives of our Residents’ Associations will allow us to explore in more detail the issues we face and the difficult decisions we continue to have to make.
“I would be delighted if you and/or a colleague are able to attend and if you could please let Maggie Richardson know by emailing email@example.com or telephoning 020 8313 4422 to help us plan seating and refreshments.
“On this evening, I am inviting associations broadly to the east of the borough. However, if you cannot make this date you would be very welcome to attend an alternative session on the previous evening, Monday, 30 November at the Civic Centre from 7pm – 8.30pm.
“As part of the budget setting process we have also launched an online survey. This is to give Bromley residents the opportunity to tell us their views on our Building a Better Bromley priorities, which have governed the Council’s work and activity for a number of years and to tell us if they broadly support our approach in delivering these Building a Better Bromley priorities given ever reducing budgets and the need to meet the requirements placed on us by the Government. We are also seeking practical ideas and suggestions for saving money as well as how to generate more funds to help secure important front line services. We would be grateful if you would encourage the members of your Residents’ Association to take part in the survey. We are offering residents who are not able to log in online at home assistance with completing the survey in our libraries.
“In addition to the smaller session for Residents’ Associations we are also holding a public meeting from 11 am – 12.30 pm on Thursday, 26 November at the Civic Centre and again we would be grateful if you could encourage members of your organisation to attend. You can find the online survey, details of the public meeting and background material on our website at www.bromley.gov.uk/budgetviews
“We really welcome your views so I do hope your organisation can send one or two representatives to this important session. I look forward to meeting you on the night.
“Cllr Stephen Carr”
Around the festive period people often forget some of the simple things they can do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. We would like to take this opportunity to provide a little reminder of our top tips.
Vehicle Crime Prevention:
*Close your windows and sunroof, lock all doors and activate any security devices when leaving the vehicle even for a few minutes. Check your doors manually as automatic locking devices can sometimes be affected by electronic interference.
*Take all valuables including sunglasses with you if you can. If you are unable to take them from the vehicle lock them in the boot or place them out of view.
*Remove parking permits, and portable satellite navigation systems including their cradle ensuring you wipe the window where the satellite navigation holder may have left a visible mark.
*Try to avoid leaving car keys close to your front door or in a visible location. A thief can reach in using a hand or device and steal the keys to your vehicle. Fitting a plate to the rear of the letterbox opening can prevent this.
*Fit anti tamper screws on your number plates and locking wheel nuts if not standard to your vehicle.
Burglary Crime Prevention:
*Close and lock all doors and windows. If you have multiple-locking point doors, lift the handle, lock it with the key and remove the key – LIFT – LOCK – REMOVE. Put the key in a safe place out of sight in case of fire.
*Lock garages and sheds so garden tools and ladders can’t be used to break into your home.
*Keep side gates locked and wheelie bins stored behind them.
*Use timer switches linked to lights and a radio so it appears that someone is at home.
*Invest in a safe for valuables and sentimental items and securely fix it to a solid surface.
*Install a visible intruder alarm system – burglars don’t want to be seen or heard.
*Keep side and rear boundaries high to restrict access and front boundaries low to remove hiding places.
*Photograph and mark valuables and sentimental items with your postcode and house number/name. Register items with serial numbers at: immobilise.com
Phillip BRADLEY PC700PY
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom Dedicated Ward Officer
Bromley Borough – Neighbourhood Policing – South East Cluster – Team A
Bromley Web: http://content.met.police.uk/Borough/Bromley
Team Web: http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Bromley/ChelsfieldandPrattsBottom
Team email: Chelsfield.PrattsBottom.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: St. Mary Cray Police Office
43-45 High Street
St. Mary Cray
IN AN EMERGENCY ALWAYS DIAL 999
TO REPORT A CRIME CALL 101