Concert for Japanese Red Cross Disaster Appeal The full programme by students of the Royal College of Music is attached here. Holy Innocents, Thursday,10 November, 7.30pm, £10 (£8 concessions) at the door; £2.40 for RCM students.
Queen's Diamond Jubilee - first long weekend in June See www.direct.gov.uk/en/Nl1/Newsroom/DG_197517 for information about the Jubilee and help with organising street parties. The Queen will be heading a Royal pageant sailing up the Thames - and past Hammersmith - on Sunday, 3 June.
Sipsmith drinks - gin and vodka at a distillery near you Still time to book for a social Sipsmith drink or three on Tuesday, 15 November from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. A Sipsmith special for BRA members, friends and neighbours to benefit local charities. See attachment.
Crime matters Speed beware, police warning: on Thursday and Friday (10/11 Nov), from 3.00pm to midnight, so Inspector Taylor informs us, the Hammersmith Broadway Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) is conducting a joint operation with traffic colleagues to target vehicles speeding in and around Brackenbury (see last week's BRA email for news of a preliminary speed survey). They will combine this with targeting those people who break into cars. You may well see a couple of traffic patrol cars and one or two police officers on covert cycle patrols. Approach: zero tolerance to traffic offences, including non-use of seat belts, use of mobiles whilst driving, drink drive, etc, everywhere within Brackenbury. 'Fingers crossed that this has an impact and you all benefit,' says Inspector Taylor.
Shed security: A shed was recently broken into and a pedal cycle stolen, as reported by the Ravenscourt Park SNT. Shed theft may also include tools used for house-breaking. For both back and front sheds the police advise fitting a good quality lock (or two) on the shed door. Padlocks should be of hardened steel and no smaller than 2.5" in width. Hasps fitted with coach bolts (from the inside of the shed) are more secure than those fitted with exterior wood screws (which can be easily levered off). Instead of glass windows, consider more durable acrylic panels.
Bike security in sheds: police advice is always to double D-Lock your bicycle, and secure it to a permanent fixture where possible. Chaining items together increases the inconvenience for the potential thief. Registering your bicycle - and other valuable items - on www.immobilise.com improves the chances of recovering stolen property and helps the police get a successful arrest.
Property mark lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and garden furniture with an ultra-violet marker and, where appropriate, a visible postcode scratched or painted on the object. In the event that a crime is being committed always call 999. For any other issues please call the non-emergency number 101.
Local Services Television tuner/engineer: if you know of one I'd be grateful if you would email me.