A blog detailing progress in making the Greenway a safe and pleasant route through Newham
Blighted by a series of muggings and attacks the Greenway is no longer fulfilling its ambition of being a safe place for residents and visitors to travel along. Straddled between 5 Police Safer Neighbourhood wards this blog aims to document and stimulate a co-ordinated approach between the different stakeholders involved.
A video posted in October 2019 to Youtube shows a dramatic attack on two women on the Greenway. The Olympic stadium provides the backdrop for this clip which shows at least one woman on the floor screaming for help. Video uploader James comments:“I heard screaming so I used my camera to zoom in and see … More
A collection of articles about the Greenway in the Media. Have you seen something we should include? Then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org “Police break up illegal rave on Newham Greenway“ The Newham Recorder reports an illegal Saturday Night party that was held on the Greenway during Lockdown. The newspaper reports “Revellers were forced to stop partying on … More
“Newham Council want to hear your ideas for making our streets better for social distancing, walking and cycling.” The GreenwayActionGroup encourages you to submit ideas for improvements on the Greenway. These could include: Funds for an Full Environmental Audit for the Greenway Improving crossing points Better CCTV monitoring Renewed focus for safety on the Greenway … More
Newham Councils Crime and Antisocial Behaviour Scrutiny Commission “CASBC” met on Thursday 12th March 2020 to discuss among other things crime on the Greenway. The focus on the Greenway seems to have been prompted by Richard Stevenson’s Greenway Petition; Newham Cyclists recent protest ride and lobbying of local councillors by their concerned constituents. Police Inspector … More
On Saturday 7th March 2020 I raised the issue of crime on the Greenway at the Newham Councillors surgery at Plaistow Library. I spoke with Cllr Zulfiqar Ali who kindly offered to raise the issues mentioned with Cllr Daniel Lee-Phakoe (Chair of the Crime and Antisocial Behaviour Scrutiny Commission) and Cllr James Beckles (Cabinet Member … More
This is the FOI request sent to Newham Council on 7th March 2020: Please consider my questions as requests under the Freedom of Information Act. With regards to the CCTV camera with reference number 6028 located on the Greenway: 1) In the last 12 months (or other suitable timeframe at your discretion):a. How many access … More
A chronological list of crimes reported across the web on social media or e-mailed into email@example.com I suspect only the tip of the iceberg as Cyclist Magazine reports “dozens of cyclists mugged on one stretch of London cycle route 7th January 2021Source: Greenway Users FB GroupI nearly got robbed, cycling down the greenway tonight around … More
At the Crime and Antisocial Behaviour Scrutiny Commission meeting on Thursday 13 February 2020 at Newham Town Hall the Assistant Director Community Safety Alva Bailey responded to enquiries from the commission. What follows is quotes from the minutes of the meeting: Responding to Commission Members’ questions, Alva Bailey told the Commission that the antisocial behaviour … More
The local policing team for Stratford and New Town reported on their twitter feed on November 22nd that:“One male behind bars tonight when caught in mid flow robbing a male on the Greenaway. Subject searched and found with an offensive weapon. “ A subsequent post shows “the weapon found on male who was arrested for … More
Sign the petition at Change.org Set up by Richard Stevenson, also the admin on the Facebook group ‘Greenway Users’ the petition calls “on Newham Council and the Metropolitan Police to work together to ensure that there is a properly resourced strategy to keep users of the Greenway safe at all times of day.”
From PCSO Lauren Dixon, Newham Police “Dear residents, There has been a rise in the number of robberies reported along the Greenway. Please be careful when you are using the Greenway during the hours of darkness. We advise you to try and use alternative routes where possible. Remain vigilant when you are wearing headphones and … More
We attended the Police’s Safer Neighbourhood meeting at Plaistow Fire station on 25/11/2019 at 6pm. Hosted by Police Sergeant Dan Milton this was a combination of Plaistow South and Plaistow North wards. When asked about the online post from PCSO Lauren Dixon that “during the hours of darkness … we advise you to try and … More
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