The friendly neighbourhood lovelies at the Met write "Members of the public who intend on visiting the capital this summer are being urged to keep up to date by signing up to the Met’s free messaging service, Neighbourhood Link." OK so it's probably not a shagdar thing but probably worth giving a whirl if you're new in town and need some top tips. PS: whatever they say about us IS NOT TRUE!
Neighbourhood Link is a community messaging service that provides news and information about policing activity or initiatives, crime prevention advice as well as major incidents affecting your area.
Detective Chief Superintendent Alaric Bonthron said: “This summer will be an extremely busy period in London. In addition to the Olympic and Paralympic Games events, there will be numerous celebrations and festivals taking place across the city, such as the Notting Hill Carnival and concerts in Hyde Park.
Whether you are coming to London to see an event, or you live and work here, we want you to be well informed so that you can make the plans you need to and enjoy the capital safely and securely this summer. By signing up to this system we can keep you updated on our policing, provide crime prevention advice and other useful information.”
The service is easy to sign up to, simply go to http://www.neighbourhoodlink.met.police.uk/ and highlight the updates you want to receive. Users will need to enter a valid London address post code. Visitors from abroad and outside the Capital should enter the post code of where they are staying while in London.
The Met will also use other methods of communication to let people know what is happening, including Twitter and our website. For more information please visit http://content.met.police.uk/Page/OlympicsHomepage