Hornchurch Police Station Saved

18 September 2018


Recently , there has been disquiet about  the news that the Police Station in Hornchurch was to be closed.

The Council,after refusing to accept the London Mayors Office for Police and Crime decision to close police access points in the south of the Borough,has successfully negotiated an agreement to acquire Hornchurch Police Station thus guaranteeing a local police presence.

The agreement means that the council can acquire the freehold of the property and grant a lease to the Metropolitan Police.

We will keep you updated with further news as we get it.

Squirrels Heath ward – Theft from motor vehicle

30 August 2018


Good afternoon everyone

We’ve recently noticed our motor vehicle crimes were being committed overnight.

For your information a 19 year old male from Harold Hill has been arrested and charged with theft from a motor vehicle and motor vehicle interference.

A 16 year old male also from Harold Hill has been released under investigation pending enquires.

Police were called at 0300 hours on the 28/08/2018 by a member of public to two males dressed in black trying car doors on Upper Brentwood Road RM2

A 16 year old male also from Harold Hill has been released under investigation pending enquires.

Please see crime prevention advice at https://www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/



24 August 2018


Following the closure of the North Street Hub I advise that for Emerson Park residents  our local policing team will be available to meet up with residents . They have arranged them at a variety of venues and times up to the end of December 2018  to try to make them more accessible to everyone.

If you wish to chat to your local police team do come along

31/08/2018 – Nelmes Road j/w Ernest Road, 1700-1800 hrs
05/09/2018 – o/s Emerson Park Train Station, 1700-1800 hrs
14/09/2018 – o/s Tesco Express, Butts Green Road, 1100-1200 hrs
19/09/2018 – Garland Way j/w Tyle Green & Platford Green, 1500-1600 hrs
30/09/2018 – Elm Grove j/w Ernest Road, 1100-1200 hrs
06/10/2018 – Tyle Green j/w Platford Green, 1300-1400 hrs
10/10/2018 – Ward Panel Meeting, 19+00-2000 hrs
12/10/2018 – Hornchurch Police Station, 1900-2000 hrs
17/10/2018 – o/s Tesco Express, Butts Green Road, 1400-1500 hrs
25/10/2018 – Hornchurch Library, 1200-1300 hrs
30/10/2018 – o/s Emerson Park Train Station, 1700-1800 hrs
09/11/2018 – Hornchurch Police Staion, 1800-1900 hrs
14/11/2018 – Starbuck, 1500-1600 hrs
23/11/2018 – BP, A127 Essex Bound, 1100-1200 hrs
28/11/2018 – Wych Elm Road j/w Wych Elm Close, 1500-1600 hrs
08/12/2018 – Hornchurch Library, 1300-1400 hrs
11/12/2018 – o/s Harold Wood Primary School, 1500-1600 hrs
20/12/2018 – o/s Emerson Park train Station, 1700-1800 hrs
28/12/2018 – Bus Stop in Essex Gardens, 1400-1500 hrs.
Hope this is ok with everyone.
If not please let me know
Geoff Lloyd

Computer Scam BEWARE

14 June 2017

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Recently a member of the EPAGRA  committee  received a phone call purporting to come from BT who informed them they had a problem with their internet access. They told the caller that their account was not in fact with BT but another internet provider.

The response was that BT owned the cables that provided the internet and if the member did not buy  a piece of software they would have their internet cut off and they would be blacklisted by the internet companies.

The committee member  very sensibly hung up and did not agree to anything.



8 May 2017
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Dear Ward Member,

I would like to bring to your attention that at present due to the improving weather we are experience a rise in artifice burglaries.  On this occasion unknown males are attending the home address of our venerable elderly victims who mostly live on their own stating that they are doing work at the neighbouring property and require access to their garden in order to carry out the works, or the unknown males are persuading them that they had an appointment for that day to attend and carry out works in the garden.  If access is granted whilst one of the males is showing the resident what work they will be doing the other males they are in company with are entering the property and stealing any cash and jewellery they can find.

Can I please ask that you remain extra vigilant and should you know any elderly or vulnerable people could you please look out for them so that we can try to ensure that nobody else falls for this scam.

Lastly could I please ask that should you receive any leaflets regarding tree surgery  through your door could you please forward them to myself so that I can look into the company to ensure that they are legitimate.

Many Thanks in advance for your assistance.  Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate in contacting me.


PC 4791ES Elaine Graham
Emerson Park
Email – EmersonPark.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2512

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Protect your mobile phone

7 October 2015

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Protect your mobile phone for free and register it on www.immobilise.com
  • Ensure you keep a record of your phone’s IMEI number in case your phone is stolen.
  • This is a 15 digit unique number which can be obtained by pressing *#06#. Some products may have this on the device or on the original packaging. You will need this information if your phone is lost or stolen.
  • Register your phone for free on www.Immobilise.com. This helps Police to identify you as the rightful owner and return your handset to you if lost or stolen.
  • Use security or PIN locks to protect your data and prevent the phone being used if stolen.
  • When not in use, never leave your phone unattended in a public place or vehicle.
  • Take particular care of your phone at bars, cafes, coffee-shops, restaurants and music venues – thieves are known to target these venues.
  • If using your phone in public, stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you.
  • Avoid using your mobile phone in public at night. If you do have to use your phone, try to find an area that’s well-lit. Avoid getting your phone out at train stations and bus stops as these are areas that thieves target.
  • Never reply to spam messages you may receive over SMS or Bluetooth, even to text ‘STOP’.
  • Consider installing a tracker application on your Smartphone, it could help trace your device if stolen. If your device is stolen, act quickly – inform the Police and tell them you have a tracker app installed

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1 October 2015
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 Following two theft from motor vehicles at the rear of the shops on Wingletye Lane and a shop lifting on Billet Lane a male has been identified for these crimes through CCTV and intelligence work.  The male was arrested on 29th September 2015 for all three offences, he was later charged and has plead guilty at court for all three offences.

Buying Second Hand Goods

28 September 2015

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Buying Second Hand Goods?


Are they stolen? Are they genuine? 

Is there an outstanding Hire Purchase

agreement on that car?


As part of Operation Neptune, the Metropolitan Police are keen to stamp out the trade in the sale of stolen second hand goods.

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Obey the signs or pay the fines

18 September 2015

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Havering Council is taking over enforcement of some Moving Traffic Contraventions from the Police. The aim is to make roads in the borough safer by encouraging drivers to obey traffic signs.

From Friday 18 September, Fixed Penalty Notices for £130 will be issued to drivers who ignore the signs .


Emerson Park Police Newsletter for July

10 July 2015

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The majority of Burglaries in May and June were based in the North area of the Ward and took place in the daytime, with access mostly gained from the rear of the properties involved.  Of the 10 Burglaries that were reported,  Southend Arterial Road and Wingletye Lane were targeted four times in total.  Read More »