Local residents and Labour take action
The increase in knife crime across London has not left Penge untouched. We have seen four fatal stabbings in our community in recent years. And with youth provision decimated by Tory Bromley Council’s cuts and the local police presence reduced by Tory
Government austerity, once again it’s down to local people to find solutions through our own voluntary efforts.
Sarah Armstrong is a local resident who decided to make a difference. She set up a charity, ‘Say No 2 Knives’, which aims to help vulnerable young people reject a way of life where knives are commonplace, and provides information and an advice line. For this work, Sarah received a Mayor’s Volunteer’s Award from Kathy Bance, Penge Labour Councillor and this year’s Mayor of Bromley.
All your Labour Councillors will continue to engage with and support Sarah’s vital work. And by liaising with the police and local traders, we aim to improve security in Penge, and make residents’ safety our top priority.
To find out more about Sarah’s work visit www.sayno2knives.co.uk or to get involved contact Sarah at Say No 2 Knives, Tel: 07590 414605 or email: Sarah@ sayno2knives.co.uk