Let's Make Our Neighbourhood Safer Together!

Let's Make Our Neighbourhood Safer Together!

We have some great news to share with you that will have a positive impact on our beloved borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Earl's Court has been facing some challenges with certain types of criminal and anti-social behaviour. But fear not, the Metropolitan Police and the Council safety teams have been working hand in hand to come up with a solution!

After some fantastic results from a period of increased Police and Council activity at the end of last year, we are share with you step two of their process to improve safety in our community. 

One of the key initiatives is the Section 80 Partial Closure Notice, which will run for three months initially, with a possibility of extending it for up to three more months if needed.

Now, don't worry, this notice won't restrict anyone from entering or leaving Earl's Court, nor will it lead to any premises being closed (unless they're causing specific problems). Instead, it empowers the Police with some extra tools to ensure our safety and well-being.

The Section 80 Partial Closure Notice will enable the Police to:

- Increase their presence in Earl's Court, giving us even more peace of mind.

- Prohibit street drinking and the possession of devices for class A drugs - making our streets safer and more pleasant for all.

- Use Compulsory Banning Orders (CBOs) to keep troublemakers out of our area.

- Crack down on anti-social behaviour with a more effective approach.

But that's not all! Our fantastic Conservative Council will be running another of its famous ward blitzes in October. This will bring an influx of resources to maximise the impact of the Police action and tackle other issues we've been facing.

The Council activities will include:

- Increasing the presence of community safety teams to ensure we feel safe and supported.

- Keeping those pesky illegally parked delivery drivers and other offenders in check through parking enforcement.

- Issuing more frequent and substantial fines for anti-social behaviour to deter any mischief-makers.


Here's where we need your support: The Police will be gathering evidence throughout August and early September, and they need our input to get the Section 80 Partial Closure Notice approved by the Courts.
So, we encourage you to step forward and provide statements or evidence supporting this action. Your voice matters, and together, we can create a safer and happier Earl's Court!

If you're up for supporting this fantastic initiative, just let Felicity Buchan MP know by visiting www.felicitybuchan.com/contact. Your involvement will make all the difference!


We can't wait to see a more vibrant, secure, and welcoming Earl's Court with all these efforts in place. We'll keep you in the loop with any updates along the way.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help.

Cheers to a brighter future for our wonderful community!

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