Support for victims of crime in Lewisham

If you’ve been a victim of crime in Lewisham, help and support is on hand. A range of voluntary and community organisations, including Lewisham Police, Lewisham Victim Support, Refuge and the Council’s own trading standards and neighbourhood community safety services came together at a recent event to discuss strategies and pledge their commitment to helping Continue Reading

Beware business rates scam

Lewisham Trading Standards Service and Lewisham Business Rates Team have warned of ’reduction’ firms who are conning local businesses. The scammers purport to advise local businesses about business rate changes. A Lewisham business recently received a telephone call from a company who told them that the threshold for business rates relief would fall from £6500 to £6000 Continue Reading

Warning about loan scams

Following complaints from residents targeted by dodgy money lending companies, Lewisham Council is warning residents to be wary of money lending scams. Fraudsters seem to be targeting customers who have recently completed online applications for a loan. The customer then receives a telephone call from someone claiming to be from a business offering loans; the Continue Reading

Gun incident in Catford

There has been a firearms incident in Catford Shopping Centre. Catford Mews was closed whilst police searched for a gunman. There was a moment of craziness during lunchtime as police ordered shoppers to stay inside shops. One member of the public confirmed that she saw police hurry shoppers out of Pound Stretchers as they attempted Continue Reading