Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board

Local people helping to solve local crime

Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board

The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board has been set up by the Mayor Of London to help make the Police as responsive as possible to local needs and concerns. We want to ensure that your views and opinions are represented, and that you have a say in helping to set policing and community safety priorities.

We want to hear about your experiences of crime, and what you think can help make for a safer Harrow.

Find out more About the board, or contact us and let us know what you think.

Police and crime plan: a safer city for all Londoners

The Mayor Sadiq Khan has published the new Police and Crime Plan for London which sets out his ambitions for the safety of our capital.

Setting priorities at a local level

We've consulted with local police leaders, Chief Executives and elected Leaders in every Borough and developed a new system of agreeing local priorities that reflect local need.

This means that local police teams are focusing on local priorities, backed up by data and evidence and local strategic assessments.

Under this system, each Borough has selected two local priority crimes, based on local knowledge, crime data and police intelligence, along with antisocial behaviour (every Borough identified this as an important issue in our consultation).

In addition, crimes that cause high harm to Londoners - sexual violence, domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, weapon-based crime and hate crime - are mandatory priorities for every Borough, to ensure that the most vulnerable Londoners are protected, right across the city.


Taser Consultation - 10th November 2016 - RSVP

The Metropolitan Police Service SC & O19 is holding an important Public Consultation on TASERS on Thursday 10 November,in the Members' Lounge,at the Harrow Civic Centre from 630 to 8pm.
The Specialist Firearms Command has arranged this.It is an excellent opportunity for members of public to understand why there is a need to use Tasers,in what circumstances and with which safety measures in place.
Educating the public and having their feed-back informs important policing strategies and gives an understanding about the appropriate use of police powers.Please come and let others know as well.Light refreshments will be served.
To inform catering kindly RSVP your attendance as soon as possible,latest by end October. Please e-mail: daz.wiltsher@met.police.uk
EMPOWER yourselves with knowledge of Tasers. Look forward to seeing you on November 10. Stay well. Stay safe.
PS A very big thanks to those who attended our AGM on 18 October.We count on your support.

Christmas Carol Concert - Wednesday 14th December 2016

As has become customary,since 2013 Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens,warmly welcomes you,the public of Harrow to the following:
Annual Harrow Borough Police Christmas Carol Concert,on Wednesday 14 December 16,starting 730pm sharp at the Church of St John The Baptist,Sheepcote Rd Harrow HA1 2JE.(Opp Debenhams.Buses nearby. Off Street parking)
Please arrive early as seats fill up fast.
It is truly a wonderful occasion to meet up with community members from all walks of life and experience the rich diversity of Harrow.The Mayor of Harrow,local Councillors and other dignitaries will also be there.
Having attended this event every year I assure you the music and singing along with the Choir music and Christmas Carols makes this a magical experience.Highly recommend you book your places fast since the Church was packed to capacity last year.
Come and show your support for our Borough Commander and his dedicated team of officers who have made Harrow the safest Borough in London.Not much to ask!
The service will be followed with refreshments of mulled wine,tea,coffee,orange juice and yummy mince pies.Volunteer cadets will serve you graciously.
Please don't miss out! Make sure you RSVP anthony.perera@met.pnn.police.uk latest by 25 Nov 16See you there.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board will be holding it's 1st Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 18th October 2016 at the Harrow Council, Committee Room 1 & 2, Station Rd, Harrow HA1 2XY.
Time 7.00 p.m. (Registration), for meeting commencement 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Free ample parking at Civic Centre after 6.30 p.m.

1. Meeting Agenda (Please print and bring your own copy if required) - HSNB 1st AGM Agenda (PDF download link)
2. Chair's Annual Report - Click to download (PDF download link)
3. Vice-Chair's Annual Report - Click to download (PDF download link)

MOPAC Knife Crime Summit

Most London knife crime no longer gang-related, police say : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/13/most-london-knife-no-longer-gang-related-police-say

MOPAC press release: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/tackling-knife-crime

"MOPAC is also supporting a nationwide programme of work from the Institute of Community Safety (ICS), supported by the Home Office to help reduce gang violence. The project will offer support and training to local authorities, and MOPAC is funding London boroughs to access the programme free of charge."

Safer Neighbourhood Board Projects Selection and Monitoring

MOPAC published document - SNB Projects Selection & Monitoring (PDF Download)

Funding Opportunity – MOPAC

There is currently a total of £24,800 funding available from The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to tackle and see a reduction in 7 priority crime types in Harrow.

Young Harrow has secured a partnership with 'Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board' to identify and support local organisations that currently deliver or plan to deliver work that will: clearly evidence a reduction, prevention and/or community engagement to make Harrow a safer place and reduces the 7 priority crimes as outlined below.

Your work will need to focus on the following main priorities:

  • Issues and concerns identified by the local community and which support delivery against MOPAC's 7 key neighbourhood crime types (burglary, vandalism/criminal damage, violence with injury, robbery, theft from the person, theft of and from, motor vehicle), but particularly quality of life crimes such as antisocial behaviour
  • Engagement and inclusion of those local communities that are not involved with the crime and policing agenda and to support them in helping to make their communities safer
In the broadest terms this means projects should prevent crime, reduce crime or provide engagement opportunities, particularly for those communities that don't historically engage with the police.
Project ideas NOT SUPPORTED include;
  • developing smartphone apps;
  • buying IT equipment for the SNB;
  • surveys, unless part of a wider project that describes how the information gathered will be used to prevent crime, reduce crime or engage with communities;
  • supporting functions that are the responsibility of other partners;
  • funding a post – However funding time to deliver your project is fine
  • replicating core functions of the SNB such as meetings to hold the Borough Commander to account or address ward or neighbourhood priorities and promises;
  • poster, leaflet and newsletter campaigns that simply raise awareness of issues or organisations.
Your project and delivery plan needs to be able to clearly evidence impact and outcomes and you will need to complete an application form and return it to applications@youngharrow.org by 12 midday on Tuesday 17th May 2016.

Download Application Form Here

We want to help:

Young Harrow Foundation and VAH will be holding an information session on Tuesday 10th May from 12:30pm until 3:30pm (venue TBC). This session will provide an overview to the process, an opportunity to talk through your ideas and support to identify key areas that will need to be included in your application.

To register your interest and book a place for this event please email events@youngharrow.org using SNB Funding as the subject header and include the following details:

Contact name


Email address

Telephone number

Apologies for the late notice but due to the application deadline being so close we do need to deliver on a tight deadline.

Should your organisation feel confident in completing the application without our support, it is fine for you to do so and the same deadline applies, Tuesday 17th May. However, should you choose this option we would still urge you to email us a brief outline and predicted budget for your project asap. We wouldn't want organisations to be spending time and resources working on applications unlikely to get through either due to delivery or cost.

Our first of, hopefully, many safety projects has been to install a Knife Bin in Wealdstone on the grounds of the Methodist Church, with the cooperation of the local police and council. Word 4 Weapons install these secure knife bins all over the country offering amnesty and anonymity to those who want to discard their weapons and change their ways. In this way, many knives and even guns have been taken off the streets. Each weapon surrendered is potentially another life saved. Read more in our blog.
Find out the latest information and advice from the Harrow Borough Police by following their Twitter account @MPSHarrow. You'll find some good tips for helping to keep your home safe, as well as finding out about their activity.

The Twitter account is monitored as often as possible, but you should not use it to report crime. Please call 101 or 999 in emergency.

Join the board

We are looking for community minded people to join our board. Find out how you can help contribute to a safer Harrow.

Meet our team

Meet the people who make up the Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board.

Contact us

We would like to hear from individuals and organisations in Harrow. Let us know how you feel about crime or what you would like to see change.