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messageEncounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by Lynne March 27, 08:12PM

Got initially helpful directions from a man in Nunhead this morning who then went onto say he was a member of the local Neighbourhood Watch and could he come back to my house and discuss safety issues.
Am I wrong in thinking this was a bit odd? If anyone knows how Neighbourhood Watch works, I'd be interested to hear.

messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by PeckhamRose March 27, 08:26PM

Well it does not work like that!
Remember his face height weight age hair colour, skin colour etc and and try and describe him if you can come to the police safer neighbourhood team tomorrow at Brenchley Gardens Tenants and Residents Association Hall.

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messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by KidKruger March 27, 09:25PM

Bringing a complete stranger back to your house to discuss safety issues seems like a bit of an oxymoron !

messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by malumbu March 28, 09:53AM

When we were young we'd walk past a building site. Hey mister, what are you doing? I'm building my own home. Great, can we have a look? Certainly. Each day after school. And then I passed with my mother one day and she thanked the home builder for entertaining young school children. And do you know what he showed us each day?

His days building work. Obviously in this day and age he would have provided us with hard hats and a quick safety talk. Or not approached us in any case due to the risk of misreporting.

Shame we have to be so suspicious. You never know it may be someone genuine - depending on your instincts (and your level of vulnerability) you could ask for more details and say that it wouldn't have been right to invite him round at this stage. Perhaps even talk to the local neighbourhood watch - if he is a genuine do-gooder some feedback from others on approach wouldn't do any harm. And if it is dodgy then SNT.

messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by JohnL March 28, 10:24AM

I'd have thought he'd invite you to the next meeting not invite himself home for coffee.


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messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by Angelina March 28, 10:26AM

yes - alarm bells - he should have welcomed you to the next NW meeting. If he were a member of such a scheme, he would have known that his behavior is exactly opposite to promotion of safety.

messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by peckham_ryu March 28, 11:53AM

Trust your suspicions, that’s someone being a creep. Best case, lonely soul wants a cup of tea and a chat, and you’ll never be rid of him. “Safety issues” is a line that could maybe lead to all sorts of things, perhaps including checking over your house with you and making security recommendations, while seeing for himself which window you leave unlocked and whatnot. Do encourage the local fuzz to have a word, if they can figure out who he is.

messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by Sue March 28, 11:55AM

Lynne Wrote:
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> Got initially helpful directions from a man in
> Nunhead this morning who then went onto say he was
> a member of the local Neighbourhood Watch and
> could he come back to my house and discuss safety
> issues.


Sounds like the adult version of come back to my place and see my little kittens (or puppies).

Totally bizarre behaviour.

messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by PeckhamRose March 28, 10:30PM

Lynne, this was raised at the aforementioned appallingly attended Police Safer Neighbourhood Meeting this evening and they said it had been dealt with. It was otherwise an interesting meeting, as usual. Such a shame the community do not attend these important local meetings.

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messageRe: Encounter in Nunhead /Neighbourhood Watch
Posted by Lynne March 29, 08:14AM

How dealt with?


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