1 December 2019


Message sent on behalf of Chief Inspector Butterfield 

Following the incident at London Bridge on Friday afternoon (29.11.19) we are making contact to keep you updated about what this means for local communities and local policing.

Communities will be aware the London Bridge incident is being treated as a terrorist incident. This will understandably shock and frighten people.

In order to reassure people going about their usual business we are focusing our patrols in areas where we anticipate heavy footfall; these include our transport hubs, town centres & shopping malls.

We have increased the number of officers on Christmas events this weekend, and aim to provide visible and approachable policing to reassure people living in and visiting this part of London.

As always, we ask that our communities remain vigilant and report any concerns they have to police. If you see something that doesn’t seem right, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting to police, in confidence, at www.gov.uk/ACT.

If you or your community groups are further concerned about the impact of the events in central London please contact myself, your Neighbourhood Inspector or Ward Sergeant.

Report suspicious activity, and report all incidents of hate crime to police.

In an emergency always dial 999.

Lisa Butterfield

Chief Inspector, Neighbourhoods and Partnership East Area (EA) BCU

Tel 01708 779190 (779190)
email [email protected]

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County Park Estate Residents.

21 September 2019

It has come to the attention of local police officers that some residents are not reporting crimes correctly and through the appropriate channels that will ensure they get the best police service that can be offered.  It is imperative that in an emergency you should call 999, for example when the suspect is on scene, or has recently left.  In cases where it is not an emergency, for example for something that happened a few hours ago, a couple days ago etc., please call 101, alternatively this can be done online using the Met Police website, or by going to your nearest police station, Romford.

The ward mobile phone, 0208 721 2512, should not be used to report emergencies or crimes, it can be used as a last resort, or if you would like a home visit, crime prevention, or things along those lines.

Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to call PC ED ZOLTAN on 0208 721 2512. Or email [email protected]





Squirrels Heath Police Briefings

23 January 2019

Your dedicated Safer Neighbourhoods team is here to make a difference in your community.

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Emerson Park Police Briefings

23 January 2019

Your dedicated Safer Neighbourhoods team is here to make a difference in your community. If you have concerns about day-to-day crime, disorder issues or need crime prevention advice, please attend one of our ward surgeries or contact them on 02087212512

Saturday 4th  March .  3pm  Tyle Green Pond.

Wednesday 18th March . 6pm Hornchurch Library

Thursday 2nd April  18.00 hours. Outside  Hornchurch Police Station

Tuesday 14th April  11am    Cuppa with a Copper in Costa 156 High Street Hornchurch.

Sunday 26th April 12.noon.  Cuppa with a Copper in Costa 156 High Street Hornchurch.



TV Licensing Scam

23 January 2019

Please see the below relating to the latest TV licensing scam.

  • Fraudsters are sending people fake TV Licensing emails to steal their personal information.
  • Victims who click on the link in the email risk having their money stolen by fraudsters.
  • In December 2018 alone, 200 crime reports were made to Action Fraud in relation to TV Licensing emails, with victims reporting a total loss of £233,455.

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Squirrels Heath Safer Neighbourhood Team

23 January 2019


Squirrels Heath
Safer Neighbourhoods Team
0208 721 2579
[email protected]
Ward Surgery
Your dedicated Safer Neighbourhoods team is here to make a difference in your community. If you have concerns about day-to-day crime, disorder issues or need crime prevention advice, please attend one of our ward surgeries.
Our next dates are :-

Weds 23/01/2019 Ardleigh House, Ardleigh Green Road, between 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Sun 03/02/2019 Tudor House, 11 Balgores Square, between 12pm and 1pm

Thurs 07/02/2019 Gidea Park Library, Balgores Lane, between 5pm and 6pm

Fri 15/02/2019 Costa Coffee, Main Road, Romford, between 3pm and 4pm

Weds 20/02/2019 Ardleigh House, Ardleigh Green Road, between 12pm and 1pm

Tudor House, 11 Balgores Square

Gidea Park RM2 6AU



PCSO Joanne Greatorex 7268EA

Police and Community Matters

9 January 2019


At the Emerson Park Ward meeting held on 11th December at Hornchurch Police Station, it was reported that our long-standing PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) had been moved to another ward in the Borough which needed more staff, thereby reducing the manpower available in Emerson Park.

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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 – [email protected]
Tel – 020 8721 2512

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