Islington Council have acquired funding from the Violence Reduction Unit to deliver a project to tackle violence in the Hillrise area of Islington, so that anyone who lives, works, or studys in Hillrise can feel safer in the local area. The Community Safety team will coordinate the project whilst working alongside the police, voluntary groups and local community groups. The project will include young people, teachers, parents, local residents and businesses, and Islington Council staff.
Some of the activities will include:
- Regular meetings with Hillrise Safer Neighbourhood Team and Islington Council’s Community Safety Team
- Street Doctor Training and StepWise Programme
- Bike maintenance and mentoring courses
- Installing Bleed Control Kits in Hillrise
- Asking more local businesses to become Safe Havens
- Issuing health and safety tips for anyone out and about in the area
For more information about the project please contact CommunitySafety@islington.gov.uk
Safe Havens locations in Hillrise:
- Hornsey Road: World Organic and Whole Foods, Grill and Shake, Perfect Pizza, Hornsey Road Post Office
- Ashley Road: St Mary’s Church Hornsey Rise
- St John’s Way: Caxton House Community Centre
- Hazelville Road: Shop on the hill, Rewild Flowers, Islington Boxing Club, Hornsey Lane Estate Community Centre
- Hornsey Rise: BP Garage
- Cressida Road: Embrace Vegan Café
- Dresden Road: Becky’s convenience store
- Crouch Hill: Brickworks Community Centre, Cape Adventure Playground
More information about the Safe Haven scheme can be found at www.islington.gov.uk/SafeHavens.
Bleed Control Cabinets
Islington Council have installed 5 Bleed Control Cabinets in Hillrise. There are many ways for a catastrophic bleed to occur, such as from a car accident or a work related in jury. The Bleed Control Cabinets provide first aid equipment which could be used to save a life whilst an ambulance is on its way to the scene. We very much hope that the Bleed Control Cabinets will never be needed, but they could make the difference between life and death.
Any member of the public can access the cabinets, 24/7, by calling 999 and obtaining a code from the emergency call handler. The cabinet contains a bleed control kit which has potentially life-saving equipment inside, including a tourniquet, gauze and chest seal. Watch this video on how to use the kit: https://youtu.be/tqtaIBpKraI.
In addition, we are distributing over 70 Bleed Control Kits to community leads in Hillrise, which they will keep at their premises and be able to use in the event of a serious incident involving a bleed.
The locations of the Bleed Control Cabinets are:
- New Orleans Hall
- Hornsey Lane Estate
- Holland Walk Area Housing Office on Elthorne Estate
- Brickworks Community Centre
- Islington Boxing Club, next to Elthorne Park
If you have any questions or are concerned about crime or antisocial behaviour in your area, please contact CommunitySafety@islington.gov.uk.
Reporting crime and anti-social behaviour
Police online telephone reporting lines
Criminal behaviour should always be reported to the police. This includes drug dealing, hate crime, and any incident that involves threats, violence, harassment and noise from possible domestic abuse. You can report non-emergency criminal behaviour online to the local police by going to https://www.met.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/reportantisocial-behaviour/ or call 101.
Always call 999 in an emergency or there is a threat to life.
Fearless and Crimestoppers
Fearless is the youth branch of Crimestoppers; it is a service that allows you to pass on information about crime 100% anonymously. This means you don't have to give any personal details. Watch this video to find out more about Fearless: https://youtu.be/Nbnbwb0WVTI. Visit the Fearless website to report crime 100% anonymously: https://www.fearless.org/en/give-info.
Please contact CommunitySafety@islington.gov.uk if you would like to receive free Fearless resources.
Islington Council ASB online form and telephone reporting
If you’re experiencing ASB in the evenings, please contact the council’s Out of Hours Response Service which is available between Sunday to Thursday nights 4pm to 2am and Friday and Saturday nights 5pm to 4am. Please use the ASB online reporting form: www.islington.gov.uk/reportASB. People without access to the internet can call 020 7527 7272.
To report antisocial behaviour between the hours of 9am-5pm, please contact the police on 101.
If you are worried about a child or young person, phone 020 7527 7400 at any time or email email@example.com. Always dial 999 in an emergency.