Welcome to the pages that deal with issues affecting the Southbury and Town Wards of the London Borough of Enfield. For information on crime statistics, the local SNT etc; please see the associated sub-menu.




Met Police - Southbury Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team : 020 8721 2763
Met Police - Town Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team : 020 8721 2686
Met Police - Chase Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team : 020 8721 2689
Met Police - Grange Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team : 020 8721 2686
Met Police ( Non_Emergency) : 101
Met Police ( Enfield Safer Transport Team ) : 07595 011468
Enfield Council ( LBE - Switchboard ) : 020 8379 1000 
LBE Abandoned Vehicles : 020 8379 1000
LBE Enviro-Crime Team : 020 8379 6551







For a free crime prevention survey of your home, call your Safer Neighbourhood Team.



Free home security : Locks, Bolts, Door Chains, Smoke Alarms

Who Qualifies ?
- People over 60 who live in a council house , flat, sheltered accommodation.

- A private property rented or owned.

And who get either Income Support, Housing -Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, family Credit or Pension Credit.

You need to have less than £16,000 of savings to apply.

If you want to apply contact Enfield Community Safety Unit on tele. : 020 8379 3134





(London Borough of Enfield website, dated 10th November 2014)

Full article : www.enfield.gov.uk/news/article/1308/high_tech_fight_against_burglary_starts

Homeowners will be able to use a high tech CSI type deterrent to repel burglars after Enfield Council forked out £18,000 for the state-of-the-art SmartWater property marking liquid.

Residents who want to get their hands on the invisible liquid should contact their dedicated ward officer for the details of their local Neighbourhood Watch. This will allow hundreds of residents to mark their own possessions, there are also kits specifically designed to mark cars.

SmartWater is an invisible, individually traceable liquid and property marking system that can be applied to any non-porous surface on items of value to deter theft and to help identify culprits for prosecution. The liquid leaves a long lasting and unique identifier that is invisible to the naked eye except under an ultraviolet black light.

Each individual batch has its own specific signature which means that when police retrieve property marked with SmartWater they can immediately return it to its rightful owner. Prosecutions involving evidence gleaned from SmartWater have a 100 per cent prosecution rate.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Christmas is a time to be happy and not jolly annoyed that someone has broken into your house and stolen your prized possessions, so we'd urge residents to take sensible precautions to ensure they have an enjoyable festive season.

"Using SmartWater is a great way of protecting your property and it is a known deterrent for burglars who know that if they get caught handling items marked with it, they are probably going to go to jail. We've purchased a massive batch so residents can have peace of mind this Christmas that their possessions are safe.

"We're also advising people to take other sensible precautions over the winter months to further minimise the chance of being targeted by burglars so they have a Happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year."

DI Greg Coates, Detective Inspector Crime Reduction and Partnerships, said " I am delighted Enfield Council has taken the decision to invest in this product, which will greatly enhance our ability to trace property, prosecute offenders and thereby safeguard residents against burglary.

"We have jointly decided to roll this out through Neighbourhood Watch, and I would encourage all residents interested starting or joining a Watch to contact their dedicated Ward Officer."

Find your Met Police Safer Neighbourhood Team :


(1st December 2014)




(Evening News, dated 29th November 2011 author Mark Blunden)

Strip shows, lapdancing and pole dancing are to be banned by a council, even though there is not a single adult entertainment venue or sex shop in the borough.

Launching its campaign under the slogan of "No Sex please, we're Enfield", the borough council is adamant it wants to continue to provide a "haven for fair-minded people".

Under changes to the Policing and Crime Act, local councils will have greater control over sex entertainment venues. The council fears operators will try to secure up to 11 "live displays or performances involving nudity" allowed a year without a licence. Last year, Islington stopped any more adult venues opening, but Enfield has gone further with its pre-emptive ban. Chris Bond, cabinet member for the environment, said: "We have no sex establishments in Enfield and that's the way we want to keep it."We do not accept they are good, harmless fun for consenting adults. They send completely the wrong message to children and young people and add absolutely nothing to the community."

Residents are being asked for their views and today the lapdancing industry accused councillors of likening legal entertainment to prostitution. Peter Stringfellow, whose Covent Garden and Soho clubs feature nude lapdancers, said councils had no business policing public morals.

Enfield pole dancing teacher Nathalie Barren, 40, a former Top Of The Pops dancer, counts local mothers among her pupils. "The council is being a bit puritanical," she said. "Many dancers wear more than Olympic gymnasts. There's nothing untoward."

Kate Nicholls, of the Lapdancing Association, said: "Lapdancing clubs do not provide Amsterdam-style live sex shows, we're part of the entertainment and hospitality industry.
"Our dancers do not see themselves as sex workers. It is high-quality entertainment in a very controlled environment.

"We would invite Enfield's cabinet to visit one of the outlets and see what entertainment is provided, to reassure themselves."
Mr Bond responded: "We do not support the denigration of women and have no wish to take up this offer."

(29th November 2011)


(Courtesy of : Metropolitan Police, dated 25th November 2011)

A major operation launched by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe cracking down on neighbourhood crime has resulted in more than 270 arrests across London.
Latest figures show that up to 4,000 Safer Neighbourhoods officers and PCSOs carried out 580 operations, executed 264 warrants, seized 39 weapons and closed down 14 drugs houses across London's 32 boroughs as part of Operation Hawk which took place yesterday, Thursday 24 November.
Operation Hawk, part of the Commissioner's 'war on crime', began with dawn raids in London, including in Peckham where the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson joined the Commissioner and officers in executing a drugs warrant.
The operation focussed on officers responding directly to community intelligence to target drug dealers, perpetrators of anti social behaviour and other criminals who impact on communities.
In Enfield a number of policing operations were carried out throughout the day, 5 warrants were executed and in total 14 people were arrested for a range of offences including possession of drugs, abstracting electricity, breach of bail and assault.
A cannabis factory was also disrupted and 51 plants seized.
Chief Inspector Ian Kibblewhite, Safer Neighbourhoods lead, Enfield Borough

"This operation is about Safer Neighbourhoods teams responding directly to information provided by their local communities and acting on it promptly. Yesterday's 'day of action' led to a number of arrests and I am grateful for the support of the local communities and keen that they continue to contact their local teams if they have concerns about crime in their area.
We consider this to be business as usual and I am really keen for local people to provide local intelligence to their Safer Neighbourhood team to make Enfield a safer place to live, work and visit.This sort of work is undertaken on a daily basis across the borough."
Commissioner Hogan-Howe said:

 "Operation Hawk is another way to tackle criminals decisively and directly. It's all about responding to local concerns and acting on them to crack down on crime rapidly and effectively. The idea is that we take our intelligence to a magistrate ask for a warrant and 'put the doors in' as quickly as possible right across London.
It's a renewed emphasis on Safer Neighbourhoods teams making the most of local intelligence and acting on it. To help us do this, we need to encourage communities to talk to us and report concerns, but then we must reward this trust, by delivering swift results and telling people what action we have taken. Operation Hawk demonstrates Total Policing at its best, working directly with the people we are here to protect.
Communities are likely to see more operations of this kind from their Safer Neighbourhoods teams, who, through their ongoing engagement, will continue to address local crime and safety concerns to help make London safer."
Operation Hawk began with a public call to action through a series of radio ads launched on 16 November, urging Londoners to pass community intelligence about crime and disorder to their Safer Neighbourhoods teams (SNTs). This is in addition to the usual methods of information gathering, such as SNT surgeries, forums and public meetings.
The focus is on telling residents about what action has been taken by officers to address their issues- with signage placed outside searched addresses and flyers and newsletters distributed.
To find out more, or to find out how to get in touch with your local Safer Neighbourhoods team, visit www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods

In an emergency always dial 999.

(25th November 2011)


(Content from Enfield Council information poster)

Date : 2nd November 2011
Time : 6pm-8pm
Location : Dugdale Centre

The national independent Riots, Communities and Victims Panel and Enfield Council Commission have been set up to examine and understand why the August 2011 riots took place. They are taking a grassroots approach, listening to the experiences of people in communities affected by the riots.

As part of this work, the Panel are holding a series of meetings to obtain the views of residents across London who were directly affected by the August disturbances.

The meeting in Enfield will take place on Wednesday 2nd November in the Dugdale Centre (Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS) from 6pm-8pm and will be jointly hosted by the Enfield Council Commission and the Panel.

For further information please visit www.enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 1000

(28th October 2011)

RESPECT FOR ENFIELD - Working Together for a Safer Enfield

The Council and Enfield Police would like to thank the people of Enfield who have refused to be intimidated by recent events. Your goodwill and determination to go about your daily business, walk freely in our streets and centres and move forward as a strong and united community has helped keep Enfield open for business. We continue to meet community leaders to hear any concerns and ensure the community gets the support and assistance it needs.

Obviously, this is not the time for complacency. If you have any concerns, would like to report an incident or have any information about the offenders you can call the Council on 020 8379 5111 or 020 8379 1000. Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

For businesses affected by the disturbances:

Support from Enfield Council

- Please contact the business rates team if you have been unable to open your business due to disturbances or your business premises have been located within a police cordon to see if you qualify for a rates rebate for that period - detail.

- If you are having to relocate because of damage please contact the Economic Development Team 020 8379 3397 who will arrange for you to receive property availability advice

Support from Enfield Business Retailers Association (EBRA)

EBRA will continue to liaise closely with businesses in the town centres. Town Centre Managers are cascading information provided by Enfield Council's Business Rates team, regarding relief on Business Rates charges for businesses prevented from trading due to the riots and those prevented from opening as they are located within the police cordon. Please call 020 8804 4775.

Support from Enterprise Enfield

Enterprise Enfield has offered to provide business advice and support to businesses affected by the riots. (This support is available until 31/12/11|). Please call 020 8443 5457.

The police are continuing to make arrests and are using the Council's CCTV footage to identify those that were involved.

Enfield has and always will welcome visitors but will not tolerate those who are intent on coming here for the sole purpose of causing trouble.

The Police and Council are continuing to monitor the situation and any development will be posted on the Council's website and twitter@EnfieldCouncil.

(19th August 2011)





This document details the preferred option for the loss of five PS posts from the current twenty-one posts for each ward.



As part of the MPS response to the financial cuts required in meeting Public Spending targets, 150 sergeant posts are being lost in the financial year 2011-12. Enfield has been instructed to show a reduction of five posts and has to respond by 15th August with an agreed option for implementation by 30th September 2011.



Enfield police have considered several options and criteria in order to combine wards under a single sergeant. The final considerations have been how wards can be geographically co-located and best supervised. For these reasons, the main choice for co-locating has been where teams share a base and one sergeant can supervise two teams easily. Consideration was also given to comparative crime and Anti-Social Behaviour levels on each ward.


Below is a list of ward teams, showing proposals for where they are to be located and which will be combined:-


Ward                                                               Base

Cockfosters and Southgate                            Chase Side SNT Base

Southgate and Bowes                                     Bowes Road SNT Base

Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill               Green Lanes SNT Base

Chase and Highlands                                      Enfield police station

Grange and Bush Hill Park                             Enfield police station

Town                                                               Enfield police station

Southbury                                                       Enfield police station

Turkey Street                                                  Hertford Road SNT Base      

Enfield Lock                                                    Hertford Road SNT Base

Enfield Highway                                              Hertford Road SNT Base

Ponders End                                                   Claverings SNT Base

Jubilee                                                             Claverings SNT Base

Lower Edmonton                                            Claverings SNT Base

Edmonton Green                                            Edmonton police station

Haselbury                                                        Edmonton police station

Upper Edmonton                                            Fore Street SNT Base



Next Steps

The intention is for the proposal to be circulated for discussion and comment to local MPs, Ward Councillors, Local Authority, Ward Panel/CAPEs, KINs and other interested parties.


Any comments to be returned to CI Ian Kibblewhite (ian.kibblewhite@met.police.uk) by Monday 8th August 2011, to enable the compilation of the final proposal.


(30th July 2011)



The Enfield Crime Reduction Partnership (Safer and Stronger Communities Board) is conducting their annual consultation on their key priorities for tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in the borough.

If you would like the opportunity to influence the priorities of the partnership please take the time to complete the short online survey which can be accessed by clicking on this link:


Alternatively, if you would like a paper copy of the leaflet, please speak to a member of the Community Safety Unit on (020) 8379 4310.  The closing date is the 28th February

There will also be a public meeting where you can hear more about these priorities and talk to members of the board.  This will be held on Wednesday 23rd February 2011 at 7pm at Enfield Civic Centre

(3rd February 2011)



The following is an extract from the Newsletter, this can be found on the ENFIELD NEWS webpage ( see menu to the left ).

This newsletter has been created to help keep you informed about developments in safeguarding adults. In this issue you will find information on regional and national developments in safeguarding adults. Our headline pieces provide information on fire safety in your home and what you should do to prevent abuse by bogus callers.

Enfield Council and its partners want to make Enfield a place where everyone does all they can to prevent abuse, support victims of abuse and offer adults the best possible care. We want people to feel they are listened to, and most importantly, to feel safe. We want to learn from people's experiences and continually improve the services we provide.

We will be at locations throughout Enfield from 10am to 2pm on the last Friday of the month from January 2011 to June 2011.

January 28th Enfield Town Library, 66 Church Street, Enfield EN2 6AX
February 25th Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, Palmers Green N13 5UE
March 25th Oakwood Library, 185-187 Brambley Road, Oakwood N14 4XA
April 29th Enfield Carers Centre, Britannia House, 137-143 Baker Street, Enfield EN1 3JL
May 27th Vincent House, 2 Nags Head Road, Ponders End, Enfield EN3 7FN
June 24th Edmonton Green Library, 36-44 South Mall, Edmonton N9 0TN

A member of Enfield Council's Safeguarding Adults Service will be at all sessions, along with a support worker from the Solace Women's Aid over 55's domestic and sexual violence advice and support service.

If you need help to attend one of these times above or would like further information, please contact the Safeguarding Adults Service on : 020 8379 3086 or email safeguardingadults@enfield.gov.uk

(3rd February 2011)