New 999 Service Launched for British Sign Language Users

Dear Watch Member,

British Sign Language (BSL) users can now communicate more easily with the emergency services following the launch of a new service this month.

999BSL is a free-to-use video relay service that can be accessed online or downloaded as an app. In an emergency, people who are deaf or hard of hearing can use 999BSL to connect with a BSL interpreter. The interpreter will then call 999 using a landline to relay the conversation to the emergency services operator.

To use the service:
• Open the 999 BSL app or website
• Press the red button to video call
• Communicate with the BSL interpreter

The Rt Hon Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Crime and Policing, said: “Calling 999 can literally be a matter of life and death, and everyone should have confidence that their local police force will be at the end of the phone, ready to jump to their aid.

Increasing accessibility of the 999 service to all members of the public is vital and will help to ensure our streets are safer for everyone.”

For more information visit the 999BSL website.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]

Volunteers Wanted!

Can you help?

We are hoping to be able to hold our annual “Concerts in The Park” this year.

The concerts are held in Pinner Memorial Park.

We need volunteers to help:-

  • Set up in the morning – this involves moving heavy equipment
  • Steward whilst the concerts are being held.
  • Pack away at the end of the day – this involves moving heavy equipment

If you would like to know more about the stewards role Steward’s Instructions 2022

The concerts may not take place if there are severe weather warnings.

Cuppa with a Copper at Costa Coffee Pinner Rd

Dear Watch Member,

Local Safer Neighbour Officers will be available on Monday 13th June 2022 between times 12.00 – 14.00hrs to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with a particular emphasis on the ongoing work to address violence against women and girls.

Please come for a chat if you have anything to discuss on this or other topics affecting you.

Meeting will be held in Costa Coffee at:

The Accounting House, Pinner Road, North Harrow, HA2 6DZ


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Kristina Dvorakova
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Streetsafe: Helping to make the streets safe for everybody

Dear Watch Member,

#Streetsafe can help police identify areas that need improving and work towards making our streets safe for everyone! People can report anonymously to the police, the areas where they feel unsafe #barnet #policeactivity #communityengagement

For mor information please go to our website:


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David Morrow
Watch Liason Officer for Barnet

Pinner Fair 1 June 2022 – Traffic Restrictions and Diversions

Just a reminder that from about 15:00 on  31 May until about 8:00 on 2 June. The following buses will be diverted down West End Lane.

183, H11, H12 & H13.

Vehicle traffic restrictions will also apply see below:

As I can’t find an official notice with the correct dates; I’m assuming that the following roads will be closed or have restricted access:

No access to vehicles

  • High Street
  • Bridge Street

Restricted Access

  • Love Lane
  • Waxwell Lane
  • Elm Park Road
  • Marsh Road
  • Chapel Lane
  • Station Approach
  • Paines Lane
  • Church Lane
  • Grange Gardens

If you are going to the fair, I would suggest that you use public transport or walk as parking will be restricted in the area. I haven’t been able to find out which car parks will be available.

Can You Help?

Can You Help?

Stewards wanted for “It’s all a bit Heath Robinson” A 150th birthday Celebration of Gadgets, Games and General Mayhem

The Heath Robinson Museum is looking for volunteers to help stewarding on the 31 May 2022 between 11:45am and 4:15pm.

If you want to know more or are interested in helping (for all or part of the time), please contact Claire by email [email protected]

O2 Mobile Phone Scam

Dear Watch Member,

An O2 scam targeting customers in the United Kingdom is offering ridiculous discounts and phone plans in return for your one-time security codes.

At a time when the cost of living is rising in the United Kingdom – when many of us are worried about the looming energy price cap disaster, and finances are often stretched thin — the prospect of being the lucky customer eligible for a discount of 35% to 40% on your phone plan is an attractive one. At least, that’s what the callers on the end of the phone try to sell you.

The caller sounds delighted in informing you that you can take advantage of a substantial discount on your plan.

Even before they finish their pitch, you receive a text message which is a legitimate O2 communication — a one-time code that customers can use to access their accounts if they forget their password, for example.

This is how the scam works:

The cold caller asks if you want to take advantage of the discount.

At the same time, the scammer visits the O2 sign in page, types in your phone number, and asks for a one-time code to access your account In order to apply the discount. They only need the code they have just sent to your handset; if you hand over the code, they can then access your details.

Reports suggest the team has also impersonated Carphone Warehouse and Three, and are offering discounts, new phone contracts, and a 100% discount on phone charges. Worth keeping an eye out for, and as always, you should never hand over these details. If in doubt, cut the call and ring your service provider directly.

Remember, if someone calls you claiming to be from O2, they would never ask for one-time passcodes, passwords and PINs, or personal information like your bank details. So, make sure you check who they are by asking where they’re calling from. If you have any doubts, just give them a call to check.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]

Impersonation Fraud

Dear Watch Member,

Please read the attached document regarding impersonation fraud and the accompanying latest edition of ‘The Little Book of Big Scams’.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
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