Summer update from Neighbourhood Watch
The 2014/15 Football Season
Although there are a number of attractive pre-season friendly matches taking place at Griffin Park, Brentford FC's first 2014/15 'Sky Bet Championship' league game will be a London derby against Charlton Athletic FC, taking place at Griffin Park, Saturday 9th August, kick off 3pm. This game, as indeed all Brentford home fixtures this coming season, will attract a much larger following of both home and away supporters than in the past. All fixtures are listed on the BrentfordTW8 calendar (in purple) and are subject to change.
As always there will be a large police presence in the area at all Brentford home league and cup games this coming season, however Neighbourhood Watch respectfully request on match days, that residents be continually aware of what is happening in our streets and to be prepared to contact the police if they see unruly or criminal behavior taking place, or about to take place, by informing a police officer on-duty near Griffin Park or by dialing 999.
Youth Attacked in Hamilton Road
Mid-day, Tuesday 8th July, an unknown youth with two female friends were walking along Hamilton Road, when the youth was suddenly attacked and hit over the head by a bottle wielding male assailant. The attacker ran off. Hamilton Road residents who heard screams immediately went to the aid of the youth who had head wounds and was bleeding. A broken bottle was nearby. The residents telephoned for the police and ambulance and both arrived at the scene very quickly.
The police wish to reassure residents that this was an isolated incident and that the matter is under full investigation.
Residents have noted that at certain times of the day, vehicles are being driven at excessive speeds (in both directions) along Half Acre, Windmill Road and Boston Manor Road. The problem increases during periods when drivers, with a clear road ahead accelerate aggressively. If anyone does see a vehicle being driven excessively fast on any of our roads, please make a note of the vehicle's registration and the date/time of the incident and report the matter to the Brentford Ward Neighbourhood Police Team.
The recycling area at Morrisons has now closed. Neighbourhood Watch are concerned that due to this closure there could be an increase of fly tipping in our area. If any resident does see or hear anyone stop their vehicle and proceed to dump quantities of household waste, beer bottles/cans, please try and obtain the vehicle registration number and report the matter to Hounslow Council (020 8583 2000) and to the Brentford Ward Neighbourhood Police Team.
Wallets/Mobiles, Word of Warning
It is common for residents in warm weather not to wear jackets. A wallet or indeed a mobile phone that would have normally been placed inside a jacket pocket, are instead placed in the back pocket of trousers/jeans. Please be warned that any item placed in a back trouser/jean pocket that can clearly be seen by others is an easy target for pickpockets. Although more uncomfortable, wallets and mobiles are far safer in a side pocket where a professional pickpocket would find it far more difficult to lift without you noticing. Better still carry them tightly in your hand.
July 29, 2014