Chaucer Ward – Incident in New Zealand

Friday, 15 March, 2019

AS – Central South


Terrorist Attack in New Zealand

Following the horrific events overnight in New Zealand the following message has been released by AC Neil Basu, the National Policing lead for Counter Terrorism:

“We are monitoring events in New Zealand closely and send our condolences to all those affected. Our international network of UK counter terrorism officers will be ready to support our counterparts in New Zealand in responding to and investigating this appalling attack.

“We stand together with all our communities and partners here in the UK and overseas, and will continue to work with them to counter the threat no matter where it comes from. Together with our intelligence partners we continually monitor the varied threats we face, including to and around places of worship and specific communities across the country, to ensure we have the most appropriate protective security measures in place to keep people safe.

“Today we will be stepping up reassurance patrols around mosques and increasing engagement with communities of all faith, giving advice on how people and places can protect themselves.

“Places of worship can also utilise our online training package ‘ACT Awareness eLearning’ for advice on Protective Security and how to react should the worst happen. It can be found at We’d also encourage everyone to be aware of our Run, Hide, Tell advice.

“We take all forms of extremism seriously and anyone with concerns about someone becoming radicalised can get advice and support through the PREVENT programme at

“We standing together with our Muslim communities and all those shocked and horrified by this terrorist attack in New Zealand.”

We aim to make London the safest global city;

Be the best crime-fighters, by any measure;

Earn the trust and confidence of every community;

Take pride in the quality of our service;

So people love, respect and are proud of London’s Met”

Officers from Central South BCU will be providing extra reassurance patrols at key locations over the course of the day. Doubtless, members of the public will be shocked and very concerned at this terrorist outrage but at the current time we have no information or intelligence to suggest this is anything other than an extremely tragic but isolated incident.

The MPS is committed to making London the safest global city and we continue to take a zero tolerance approach to hate crime. If members of the community have concerns then please contact your local Neighbourhood police teams or in cases of urgency dial 999. We stand together with the community in tackling extremism and hate in all its guises.

Pease do contact my staff office or me if you have any questions or wish to discuss any further aspect of this incident with me.


Simon Messinger

Detective Chief Superintendent

BCU Commander – Central South

Shopping Centre Legal Challenge, CrowdJustice launch – Tuesday March 5th 2019

Dear Friend

CrowdJustice launch – TUES MARCH 5 2019

We are now very close to launching our CrowdJustice appeal for funds to quash the Elephant shopping centre planning approval.

We have had two great fundraising events, with the Distriandina Party and the Film Night.  We have now set a target of £5000 for our CrowdJusticecrowdfunding appeal.


Can you get help us off to a flying start?  Can you make a donation on the first day of our appeal on TUES 5 MARCH 2019?

We then have only 30 days to reach our target of £5000. If we can raise a good chunk of this in the first couple of days it will encourage others to donate.

The donation can be any amount – all are welcome, big or small!

Delancey want to build nearly a thousand new homes, but only 116  will be social rented – and we will have to wait nearly ten years to get them. Delancey may even get away with providing no social rented housing at all.

We think this is wrong and that is why we are going to court to try to overturn the permission.  We want at least 42 more social rented homes and we know the Mayor has the money to pay for them.  We want a better deal for shopping centre traders – a bigger relocation fund and lower rents.

Our community deserves a development scheme that provides homes and shops that are truly affordable for local people, not one that short-changes us.

So please help us and DONATE  on TUES 5 MARCH 2019
Please share the our CrowdJustice link with your friends too!

You can find out more HERE

Love the Elephant Film Night Saturday 16th February

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PS Buy your ticket now –  Film Night Event details!

Dear Friend

Join us this Saturday for our –

Love the Elephant Film Night – Saturday 16th February

Draper Hall, Hampton St & Newington Butts SE17 3AN
(near Santander Bike stand) 

6:45pm Doors Open – 7:15pm Programme starts


Following the success of our fundraising party last year we are taking the next step in our vibrant campaign to force Southwark Council to bin the Elephant and Castle shopping Centre scheme. We have engaged the services of high-powered lawyers and are hopeful that we can quash the planning approval in the courts.


So please come along for a evening of entertainment and instruction!

PREMIERE    Why Does the Elephant Keep Developing? (20 mins)Documentary filmmaker Emile Scott Burgoyne tracks the progress of the Elephant and Castle redevelopment scheme and the vibrant campaign to save our Elephant, asking some uncomfortable questions of the powers-that-be.

Rainbow Collective (29 mins) Campaigning film crew Rainbow Collectivechart the social cleansing of Peckham, Canada Water, the Aylesbury Estate, the Heygate Estate and the Elephant and Castle shopping centre, giving a platform to the local people most affected.

  Discussion  8:15pm to 9pm 
·      Q&A with filmmakers Emile Scott Burgoyne and Hannan Majid from Rainbow Collective
·      Short speeches from Up the Elephant campaigners.


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