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10/05/2016 in Brighter Cleaner Council Safer

A-BOARD ENFORCEMENT

Once so unpopular, A-boards have now become a feature of our lives, often displaying clever images and hilarious slogans – but there’s a but… We’re warning you that Transport for London will shortly be adopting a zero tolerance approach to…

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05/07/2016 in Angel Police Team Safer

ALL BUSINESS WELCOME TO OUR SECURITY TRAINING

Sign up for the Premises and Personal Security Training session we’re running with our angel.london Police Team on Wednesday July 6 6.45-8pm which will be generously hosted by CoffeeWorks Project, 96-86 Islington High Street. The training will feature how to keep yourself safe, how to protect…

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13/11/2015 in Safer

ANGEL CENTRAL MANAGER OUTSMARTS PHONE THIEF

Angel Central manager Lynne Glover is a hero in her friend’s eyes after her quick-thinking foiled an attempt to steal her expensive smart phone from a pub table, and it was all down to a bit of advice from Angel…

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29/03/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london CCTV Safer Uncategorised

Attend our anti-terror training session

In view of this week’s attack in Westminster, Met Police counter-terror experts are offering another chance to attend a training session especially designed to make sure businesses are prepared for any major incidents at the Angel. It’s at the VUE…

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11/01/2017 in Angel Police Team Cleaner Council Safer

Begging – the question, give or not to give?

You may have noticed an increase in beggars and people sleeping on the streets at Angel. They are attracted here because people are so generous with their donations. Homeless charities and Angel Police Team say it’s not good to give…

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19/06/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

Book a counter-terror training session for your business

As we continue to be vigilant in the face of attacks on our communities, we would like to offer all angel.london businesses exclusive bespoke training from our counter-terror police team. Officers will visit your business and deliver the Met’s Project…

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24/05/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

Book your police security training session NOW

The recent Angel Police Team training at the Vue cinema was so popular that we’re offering bespoke sessions at your premises tailored to suit your business. Can you easily spot shoplifters? What do you do if you see one stealing…

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05/12/2016 in Angel Police Team Safer

Burst water main on Upper Street – the situation at 7pm

Just updating you regarding tonight’s situation, as of 7pm. The passage will stay cordoned off but there will be two police officers posted at either end all night, for safety and reassurance. Other officers will be patrolling locally. Thames water have now…

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09/12/2016 in angel.london Brighter Cleaner Entertainment Safer Uncategorised

Business (as best) as usual

A high-viz jacket is never far away but we’re delighted to welcome shoppers and diners back to Camden Passage. And we’d like to say a BIG thank you to all the businesses and organisations who have rolled up their sleeves…

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21/06/2017 in angel.london Brighter Charity Council Older people Safer

Businesses proud to support Armed Forces Day

Everyone joined our local war veterans celebrating Armed Forces Day recently on Islington Green. And not only were we delighted to support it, but enormously proud that angel.london businesses once again came up trumps with generous donations to enhance the…

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08/02/2016 in Angel Police Team angel.london Entertainment Safer

CHEERS TO OUR PUBWATCH

We know our angel.london PubWatch is good, but it’s great to hear it called the best in London. Islington’s Licensing officer Kevin Blenkinsopp said recently that according to the Met, we’re the ‘model PubWatch group for London.’  Representing all the…

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11/05/2018 in angel.london Brighter Cleaner Council Safer Shopping Stronger

CLEANER & SAFER – Improved pedestrian paving on Liverpool Road

As well as our ‘big picture’ work, here at angel.london we’re the BID that gets the little things sorted to improve the landscape of Angel to help create the best trading environment for businesses. We’re delighted with the work that…

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30/08/2017 in Angel Police Team Safer

Clearing up crime

Clearing up crime Angel Police Team just get better and better. They have just notched up successes in banning a persistent and aggressive beggar from setting foot Angel for three years and securing a six-month jail sentence for a regular…

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18/11/2015 in Angel Police Team Safer

COUNTER TERROR

Police release public safety film  The film we have been screening to angel.london businesses showing the steps the public can take in the event of a firearm and weapons terrorist attack has now been released The Met for everyone. Click…

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23/05/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

Counter-terror training for the entertainment industry

In view of the terrible incidents in London and Manchester we are urging all businesses to sign up for our next counter-terror awareness event to keep you up-to-date with the latest intelligence and developments. It’s at 9am on June 16…

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14/11/2017 in Angel Police Team Safer

Criminals and shoplifters watch out!

There’s zero-tolerance for thieves and criminals at Angel – and a super- efficient partnership between angel.london businesses and Angel Police Team is making that a reality. A lethal combo of police intelligence, and shops and bars reporting crimes and sharing…

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31/01/2018 in Angel Police Team Safer

Don’t be the victim of a phone snatch

There are 300 phone snatches in Islington on average EVERY month and working with our Angel Police Team we’re determined to cut those figures at the Angel by raising everyone’s awareness. We’ve sent to all businesses an A4 printable poster…

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10/05/2016 in Angel Police Team CCTV Safer

EYES AND EARS OF THE ANGEL

A shoplifter has been jailed for 12 weeks for stealing in local shops after one of our sharp-eyed angel.london Police Team spotted and arrested her. She had been shoplifting in Boots and Jigsaw, among others, and pleaded guilty to the…

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20/12/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

Fraud alert! Please share

We’re warning all angel.london (link https://www.angel.london/ ) members about scams that have been attempted on businesses recently Fake Crime Prevention Campaign A phone call was received from an individual claiming to be ‘Chris Smith’ of the police working on a crime prevention campaign….

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24/05/2017 in Safer

Get CCTV’d up

Angel Police Team have caught and charged a persistent bag thief who will only be sent to prison because they have tracked down each offence on CCTV. He’s been stealing from pubs around our area but these days even a…

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24/01/2017 in angel.london Safer

Help a heart

Have you got a defibrillator on your premises? We want the Angel to be as safe as it can be and are making an audit of all the resources here so we can direct people where to go in an…

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17/05/2017 in angel.london Safer Uncategorised

Help a heart?

Have you got a defibrillator? In trying to make the Angel safe we need to know where we can direct people in an emergency. It would be good if we could list all defibs in the area and hopefully save…

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12/12/2017 in Safer Uncategorised

Holloway Road & rail closures this winter

A three-week closure of Holloway Road may affect your deliveries and staff journeys to and from work this holiday period from Monday 18 December to Monday 8 January 2018. London Overground services through Highbury & Islington station will also be…

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30/01/2018 in angel.london Cleaner Older people Safer

Housekeeping

You probably haven’t noticed that we’ve improved the pavement outside CoffeeWorksProject on Islington High Street (why would you?) but we’re always busy behind the scenes making essential things better. This time we worked with Islington Council to remove trip hazards and…

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30/08/2017 in Angel Police Team Safer

How would you cope in an emergency?

Did you know 80% of businesses affected by a major incident never re-open, or close within 18 months? But only 49% have business continuity plans. Luckily those at Angel are more robust but in response to requests, we’re offering a…

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08/02/2016 in Angel Police Team Awards Entertainment Safer

IT’S OFFICIAL – THE ANGEL IS A SAFE NIGHT OUT

We’re celebrating because Angel has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag which means we’re an enjoyable AND a safe night out. It’s the third year running that tough spot-check inspectors have praised our close and effective partnership with bars, pubs,…

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28/11/2016 in Angel Police Team Safer Uncategorised

It’s probably nothing but….

This week is National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week – a campaign by the police services to remind us about safety and security, and encourage vigilance against all types of terrorism, including threats of attack and even cyber crime. It’s a…

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17/05/2017 in Angel Police Team Safer

Knife crime 

Knife crime is on the increase. We’re determined to make our streets safer. If you see, know or think something, please call 999 immediately. You could save someone’s life.

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11/05/2016 in Angel Police Team Brighter Entertainment Safer

LOCAL PUB GOES THE EXTRA MILE

A motorcyclist says he owes his life to quick-thinking customers of an angel.london pub who rushed outside after a crash to hoist up a large van crushing his chest. Thirty-eight-year-old Daniel Brennan was riding up Pentonville Road when he skidded…

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30/01/2018 in angel.london Entertainment Safer

Making sure Angel is a fun but safe night out

Islington Council updates its Licensing Policy every five years and angel.london PubWatch Group is part of the consultation process. Our recommendations are included in the final document which became effective from 1 January 2018.

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10/05/2016 in Angel Police Team Council Safer Uncategorised

MEET LONDON’S TOP COP

What would you ask the Met Police Commissioner if you met him? Well, now’s your chance because Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be coming to Islington Town Hall to share his vision for London and listen to your thoughts and ideas….

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21/08/2017 in Angel Police Team Safer

MOPEDS & PHONES – DON’T BE A VICTIM OF THEFT

Stolen mopeds are now increasingly being used for other crimes such as phone snatches. Our Angel Police Team and the Met are working to try and bring an end to this increasing crime trend. They have put together a toolkit complete with…

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24/05/2017 in Angel Police Team Safer

New! Retail whatsapp coming to a phone near you!!

We’re launching our secret weapon against shoplifters and bag and phone thieves. It’s a ShopWhatsApp where all angel.london retailers can instantly warn neighbouring businesses about crimes as they happen. It follows the huge success of our PubWatch WhatsApp where phones…

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24/04/2017 in Angel Police Team Safer

Our next business security session

How do you spot a shoplifter?  And what do you do if you see one stealing your stock?  Or stealing someone’s bag?  Best to ignore or confront them?  How do you do that most effectively?   How should you react when a beggar walks into…

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21/12/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

Perils of an empty premises

We know some businesses are concerned about squatters moving into commercial premises at the Angel and we’d like to reassure you that we are trying to contact all landlords to discuss the perils of leaving premises empty. We are often…

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08/02/2016 in Angel Police Team Safer

POLICE SURGERY

How do you catch a shoplifter? What’s the best way to deal with a phone thief? How do you protect your premises and stay within the law? All the answers to these and any questions of your own at our…

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13/11/2015 in Angel Police Team Safer

PRAMS & PURSES

No, it’s not the name of a trendy new bar, but a warning not to leave your shopping or handbags hanging over the back of your pushchair or they may be stolen. Angel Police Team are investigating a number of…

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11/05/2016 in Angel Police Team CCTV Safer Uncategorised

REVIEW YOUR SCREENS

CCTV is one of the most important sources of forensic evidence used by angel.london Police Team to keep our streets safe. This year alone they have convicted more than 40 bag thieves, pickpockets and shoplifters by identifying them from CCTV…

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19/07/2017 in Cleaner Safer Uncategorised

Road closures update

Brace yourselves! The latest from Thames Water is that due to the next phase of work on the Upper Street water main, the following traffic changes will take from August 16 to the end of October. All southbound lanes will…

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20/03/2018 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

SAFER – Acid attack (Project Diffuse) training session a huge success

On Wednesday 14 March over 100 staff from businesses and organisations from the Angel BID area attended an acid attack training event hosted by angel.london. The event incorporated a truly lifelike simulation of an acid attack taking place within a…

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17/08/2018 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer Uncategorised

SAFER – Don’t be a victim of a phone snatch

There are 300 phone snatches in Islington on average EVERY month and we are continually working with our Angel Police Team to cut those figures at the Angel by raising everyone’s awareness. The three messages from the police are Check…

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11/04/2018 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer Uncategorised

SAFER – FREE bespoke security training sessions by Angel Police Team

Can you easily spot shoplifters? What do you do if you see someone stealing your stock, or someone’s bag in your café, or a phone from the table in your bar? Confront them, eject them forcibly from the premises? How…

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03/04/2018 in Angel Police Team Council Safer

SAFER – How best to help street beggars

Last month Islington Council launched a campaign to advise the public how best to support those begging on the street. Entitled ‘Spare Change or Real Change?‘ the campaign highlights that giving street beggars cash donations, whilst generous and well intended,…

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14/05/2018 in Angel Police Team angel.london Business Safer Uncategorised

SAFER – Project Argus & Project Griffin: could your business benefit from FREE counter terrorism training?

As we continue to be vigilant in the face of attacks on our communities, all angel.london businesses can benefit from exclusive FREE bespoke training courses from the Met Police counter-terror police team. PROJECT GRIFFIN – For all staff Officers will…

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22/03/2018 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

SAFER – Angel Police Team catches and charges prolific thief

We are sure you will all want to thank our wonderful Angel Police Team in catching and charging one of the most prolific thieves in Angel. On Tuesday 6 March, Kelly Vigors was charged with eight counts of theft, one…

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14/11/2015 in Safer

SMILE, YOUR’E ON (EVEN MORE) CAMERAS

After two years of campaigning our two new CCTV cameras have been installed and switched on in Upper Street – and they are already delivering results. Recently a local bank alerted police they suspected two people were committing fraud in…

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14/11/2017 in Angel Police Team Safer

Spotting the fakes 

BIG thanks to all those businesses who became real fake note spotters at our recent security breakfast. The Bank of England experts who trained everyone said the session held at Candid Arts Trust in Torrens Street was their best attended event so…

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10/05/2016 in Angel Police Team Safer Uncategorised

TAKE NOTE!

Top marks to licensed premises in our PubWatch group who recently headed off thieves trying to sting everyone with fake £20 notes. By circulating pictures of the two men trying to pass off forgeries around the WhatsApp group which links them…

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14/11/2017 in Charity Safer

The homeless – how can we help?

We are all moved by the plight of homeless people, and know our caring business community at Angel is concerned about the wellbeing of rough sleepers and homeless people. Our best advice is not to hand out money, but support…

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08/02/2016 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

THE UK’S FIRST ANTI-TERROR PHONE WARNING SYSTEM

We’ve set up the first WhatsApp safety messaging group as the quickest and simplest way to alert you if there’s a terrorist attack. We’re determined that every angel.london member is told immediately about incidents so you can ensure the safety…

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13/12/2017 in Brighter Cleaner Council Safer

Tidier streets

We’ve always got our eye on how we can keep improving the Angel and, working with Islington Council, we’ve just finished some pavement works making Islington High Street better. We’ve replaced some uneven York stones and added bonded gravel on…

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07/06/2017 in Charity Safer Uncategorised

Understanding how gambling can harm your health

If you know anyone who doesn’t know when to stop, they might benefit from this free community event at 9-12am June 16 2017 at St Mary’s Church.

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24/05/2017 in Safer

Upper Street roadworks

No one can have failed to see them. Just when everyone was thinking Angel’s getting back to normal…. The good news is that the infamous broken pipe has been replaced and the surrounding pipes relined. Balfour Beatty are on schedule…

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08/02/2016 in Angel Police Team angel.london CCTV Safer

WATCH YOUR CCTV!  

A sharp-eyed pub manager helped Angel Police Team catch a regular bag thief by watching her CCTV.  After studying the pub’s footage when a customer reported her bag stolen, the Steam Passage duty manager memorised the face and was surprised…

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