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messageGlengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by 246JS November 20, 11:37AM

Hi! Looking to buy in E Dulwich and wondering about these roads due to proximity to various stations and schools. From a search on this forum I can see various threads about crimes (burglaries, stabbings etc). Are these roads any worse than the rest of E Dulwich? Also saw someone mention about crime/anti-social behaviour sat a "particular part of Glengarry Road" - does anyone know where exactly on Glengarry this is referring to and what the issue is? I'm well aware that this is London so crime cannot be avoided but equally don't want to buy and then discover a heap of issues! Many thanks!

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by doogleflip November 20, 11:50AM

You can check crime stats at www.police.uk

Click on find your neighbourhood, put in your postcode and explore the crime map...

There will presumably also be crimes that havenít been reported to the police but this should give you an idea...

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by rahrahrah November 20, 12:01PM

PM the people whose posts you're referring to. They may be able to elaborate.

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by Penguin68 November 20, 12:15PM

Crimes against individuals (non targeted) - probably random, more likely around shops/ bars etc. (where there are more people). Domestic abuse, gang attacks etc. are normally related to the person being attacked.

Crimes against property - these are often clustered in time (burglars or car thieves target an area, having invested time in checking it out) and not infrequently burglars will return in a couple of months once electronics etc. are re-bought with insurance. Longer streets will have more crime - as there are more locations to burgle or cars to steal.

Vandalism etc. Probably random - may be drink-fueled so possibly on routes back from pubs etc.

I wouldn't have thought any of these roads was peculiarly more crime-prone than others - despite the Glengarry Road reference - (but happy - probably the wrong word - to stand corrected).

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by Asset November 20, 12:54PM

Err, these roads are fine. No better or worse than most.
The area of Glengarry mentioned is the part that junctions ED Grove. there are a Pizza GoGo and a newsagents that attract groups of kids that may make some nervous types feel intimidated.
I've been living here for 17 years, walk up and down them regularly and never had any trouble.

Parking problems due to Alleyns is am issue but CPZ coming in the near future will alleviate this (at a price).

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by 246JS November 20, 01:04PM

Thanks everyone! Much appreciated. Sounds like it's just standard London rather than anything too much worse.

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by Countrlass22 November 21, 12:14AM

Lived glengarry road 13 years no problem no different anywhere else young professionals. Family's.

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by sillywoman November 21, 09:02PM

Lived here happily for 24 years - raised my kids etc.etc. Wonderful street, truly wonderful neighbours all up & down the road (can't leave because I can't bear to move away from them!) Happy to answer any queries, feel free to PM me. x

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by DadOf4 November 25, 10:36AM

IMO these are actually some of the BEST streets to live in the area (we've lived Trossachs since 2004)

Heres why:
- mid way between Lordship Lane and Dulwich Village
- sit in the catchment area for DVIS, Dulwich Hamlet and Charter schools (yes, there's lots of other amazing schools in the area now, but these 3 have always been excellent)
- quiet streets (yes, bit of a parking problem - being fixed soon)
- the houses are deceptively big

Maybe because of the schools thing, the streets have always attracted young families and there's been a strong sense of community - we know literally everybody on the street

Street parties for both Royal and non royal events
Halloween is amazing around here

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by PlantPower November 26, 04:39PM

There was a drug-related stabbing here earlier this year (from what I remember) and the teenage boy was badly injured. It was claimed that a big car was used to sell drugs from on the road. I live in Glengarry and would say it is very mixed - smart family houses alongside social housing flats with some very odd/unpleasant characters sadly. I have been harassed and intimidated by my awful immediate neighbours. But this is probably only on one side of Glengarry Rd. Good luck.

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by Ontherun November 27, 10:26PM

Also someone in Trossachs Road has already got their Christmas tree up! It's so rock and roll in the Trossachs...

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by sillywoman November 28, 09:21PM

"There was a drug-related stabbing here earlier this year (from what I remember) and the teenage boy was badly injured."

You're partly right. A teenage boy was stabbed in the bum on Glengarry Rd by another teenage boy - part of a gang initiation it was thought. Not badly injured though.

"someone in Trossachs Road has already got their Christmas tree up"
It's the new people - no-one's met them yet. Very mysterious ... and clearly early celebrators of Christmas!

messageRe: Glengarry, Trossachs, Tarbert Rds
Posted by Countrlass22 November 28, 09:35PM

Loads people are putting up Christmas decorations. Not weird almost December.
That was last summer a one off incident.
Not full weird chara either.
Loads pleasant friendly neighbours families


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