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The Trygve community safety smartphone and computer app is continuing to become more embedded in north London, for the time being mostly in crime-fighting mode - for instance, see this example of how using Trygve local people and police were able to crack down on drug and weapons crime in Finsbury Park.  But Trygve also has other uses - it can be used to help people get home safely at night and plan and publicise local events. Trygve is being used by the Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhoods.......

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Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Enfield have set up online questionnaires to ask residents about their main concerns

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The local authorities umbrella body London Councils has launched Circle, a new smartphone app (Android and iPhone) designed to help people avoid threats to their personal safety when out and about in London - for instance, when travelling home from a night out. Despite the impression given by the marketing for Circle, it could prove useful to those of us who don't fit the category of attractive young woman! Interestingly, one information source refers to Enfield and Southwark Councils being.......

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Enfield Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have been using Twitter to advertise online surveys for each of the wards in the borough.  Each survey is different, asking whether residents are concerned about specific reported hotspots where there have been reports of "anti-social behaviour" and crime. Surveys for wards in and around Palmers Green Palmers Green Bowes Southgate Green Winchmore Hill Southgate Cockfosters.......

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The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is consulting on a draft London Police & Crime Plan with the title A Safer City for all Londoners.  This is the second, statutory, phase of the consultation - the first phase was carried out using a survey on the Talk London website. You can respond to the consultation either by completing a 14-question online survey, by email or by post. Links Introductory information and survey link Current draft document.......

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A resident of Park Avenue in Palmers Green has set up an e-petition on the Enfield Council website asking for a barrier to be fitted at the entrance to an area of lock-up garages at the bottom of Park Avenue, near the footpath across the New River which gives access to Hazelwood Recreation Ground. The petitioners are asking for a barrier to prevent access by flytippers and drug users to the area behind the brick wall The petition reads: We the undersigned petition the Council.......

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Palmers Green is pioneering the use of a Swedish smartphone app to help residents work together with Police and community groups to support each other and increase safety and security in the area, as well as decrease criminal activity.  But don't worry if you haven't got a smartphone -  you can also join in using any computer that's connected to the Web. The Metropolitan Police have selected Enfield to pilot the Trygve app, which is now in use by the Palmers Green Ward Safer.......

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