I have come across a number of cases where residents have been suffering crime or anti-social behaviour in silence without reporting it to the police.
The police cannot deal with an issue that they do not know about. And the only way they can know about an issue is if residents report it to them.
Sometimes you will have to report an issue more than once, especially when it is a regular problem.
You are the police's eyes and ears. You need to tell them about the problem so they can deal with it. Whether you have to call once or many times, you just have to keep on reporting issues.
The more reports police have about an issue or location, the more resources they can allocate. Unfortunately due to police cuts, our officers have to prioritise resources to areas which have the most need. A part of this is determined by the number of reports being made to the police.
So if you see something suspicious - report it to 101.
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I’m really pleased to be able to share some exciting news on Seven Kings Park.
Our Council has partnered with Trees for Cities to plant a brand new biodiverse woodland just to the north of Seven Kings Park. The new woodland will include Alder, Hornbeam, Walnut and Oak trees and we will begin planting next week to coincide with National Tree Week.
As the trees grow they will not only create a beautiful woodland for local people to enjoy, but they will also help clean the air and create a natural environment to support habitats and food for urban wildlife, like hedgehogs and bats.
Trees for Cities is the only charity of its kind working nationally and internationally to plant trees in cities to improve lives and cultivate lasting change in neighbourhoods.
The charity has been working with Redbridge Council for several years forming a partnership that has led to a number of successful environmental initiatives including new woodlands and orchards in Goodmayes, Hainault, Woodford and Roding Valley, and new trees for South Park, Loxford Park and Barley Lane.