Police Message on Terrorism in London

Inspector Fallowfield’s Message

(We received this on 24th May. Nicholas Fallowfield is Inspector Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Crime Prevention & TP Capability.)

MPS Response
·         The MPS is working with our partners to protect London. We have put in place pre-planned responses to make London a hostile environment for terrorists, to provide reassurance to local communities and to maintain our usual service to the public. Our response includes, but is not limited to, the deployment of military assistance to provide static armed guards at key sites such as Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Embassies and the palace of Westminster to release armed police officers for other duties.

·         We will be providing additional police patrols at certain locations, such as transport hubs, places of worship, school routes and crowded places. Our deployments will include more armed officers patrolling on foot and in vehicles. The locations, deployments and tactics employed will vary continuously in order to avoid predictability. Overall in London the public can expect to see an increased number of officers on duty – both armed and unarmed. This will include Special Constables providing additional visible presence over the next few days

·         We are reviewing security arrangements for upcoming events and there will be additional measures in place at many of these events in the coming days. Meanwhile, specially trained officers are providing security advice to businesses, event organisers and venues across London.

Local public reassurance & community cohesion
·         We know that some of our communities will feel a heightened sense of concern. Borough police across London are engaging with their local stakeholders and through their local networks, providing support and reassurance to vulnerable communities, with the business community, schools and faith premises.
·         Safer Schools officers will be reaching out and available to reassure pupils and answer questions they have.
·         As well as reaching out to reassure local partners and communities, local police are actively monitoring community tensions.
·         We encourage people to report any hate crime to police. The message remains as it always has been; we will not tolerate hate crime and will investigate all reports that are made to us

The public are encouraged to remain calm but vigilant
·         We need our communities and key partners to help us to keep London safe and to thwart the terrorists who seek to divide us and undermine our way of life.
·         We need all our partners to encourage communities to remain calm but vigilant. Community intelligence is a key part of our response and we are urging people to immediately report anything that causes them concern or raises their suspicions.
·         If the public saw something suspicious we ask them to ACT. Action Counters Terrorism; report anything you’ve heard that could identify a terrorist threat by calling 0800 789 321. In an emergency always call 999- #ActionCountersTerrorism

Ealing Broadway Development Site Sold

The proposed development on the north side of Ealing Broadway which was to go to a planning inquiry is now on hold, as the site has been sold to British Land. The inquiry will not now take place.

“Dear all,

I’m emailing to let you know that British Land has just purchased the above site from Benson Elliot. The planning application (P/2015/3479), which is subject to the Public Inquiry next week, has been now been withdrawn. This means that the Inquiry next week will no longer take place. Confirmation attached. This purchase means that we now have a unique opportunity to manage a broad slice of the town centre to create an even more accessible and attractive place for local people and visitors. We would like some time to consider how our ownerships in Ealing can work most cohesively and will be reviewing the options whilst liaising with key stakeholders.

I would appreciate it if you could let people involved in the Planning Inquiry next week know about this news. Please do let me know if you have any questions.

Kind regards

David Bloy”

 

Proposed Waste Management Site

This site runs along the mainline, from Twyford Avenue Bridge to Horn Lane, behind West Acton Primary School and houses/allotments/ field on the south side of Noel Road. Its proximity to houses in this otherwise residential area, is very clear as visible on map satellite views at google maps and other map sites.

Pollution on Horn Lane has been one of the worst in London for years. The site must already contribute significantly to this pollution.

The new proposal is for the delivery and processing of 300,000 tons per year of waste – presumably arriving and leaving by truck and/or train.

For details of the proposal see (the consultation has now closed):

https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/w3-0jn-s-walsh-and-son-ltd