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South Area Borough Command Unit

South Area BCU covers the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon and Sutton.

Linktree https://linktr.ee/sabculgbt

Bromley Census 2021 Local Mapping
https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/maps/choropleth/identity/sexual-orientation/sexual-orientation-9a/gay-or-lesbian?lad=E09000006

Croydon Census 2021 Local Mapping
https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/maps/choropleth/identity/sexual-orientation/sexual-orientation-9a/gay-or-lesbian?lad=E09000008

Sutton Census 2021 Local Mapping
https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/maps/choropleth/identity/sexual-orientation/sexual-orientation-9a/gay-or-lesbian?lad=E09000029

LGBT+ Forums

Bromley LGBT+ Forum – has a Facebook page (last post was Dec 2016) and a Twitter profile (still active). Unsure if the two profiles are connected or run by seperate people/organisations.

Croydon LGBT Listings

Croydon Area Gay Society CAGS

Croydon LGBT+ Group – currently under development.

Contact Mark via email safer@metrocharity.org.uk

Sutton LGBTQ+ Forum

LGBT Archive – Sutton LGBT Forum webpage

Trans Sutton

Police Services

In an emergency you can contact the police by calling 999, if it is not an emergency you can call them using 101.

British Transport Police – covers public transport services across the UK.

Metropolitian Police Service – covers the South Area Basic Command Unit, London region (excluding the City of London which is covered by the City of London Police).

Borough Commander

  • Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer

Senior Leadership Team

Neighbourhoods

  • Super Intendent Andy Brittain (Neighbourhood Lead)
  • Chief Inspector Ken Hoyal (North)
  • Chief Inspector Imran Asghar (South)
  • Inspector Kate Woods (Partnership and Prevention)
  • Sergeant James Edwards (Partnership)

Key Officers

  • Hate Crime HCop – PC Martin Dopson
  • Age and Gender – PC Alex Smith
  • Disability – PC Maxine Clee
  • Faith and Race – PC Lucy Cokell
  • LGBT+ – PC Mathieu Smith snmailbox_.lgbtcoordinator@met.police.uk
  • VAWG – PC Jemma Stewart

True Vision – national police hate crime reporting website.

Council Services

Bromley Council

Bromley Crime Prevention and Community Safety webpage

Safer Bromley Partnership webpage

Croydon Council

Safer Croydon Partnership webpage

Hate Crime webpage

Advice, information and activities for LGBT+ people webpage

Sutton Council

Community Safety and policing webpage

Community Services

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline – 0300 330 0630 open 10 am to 10 pm 365 days of the year. Run by LGBT+ volunteers for the LGBT+ community.

Aurora – Croydon’s LGBT+ Police Consultation Group

Croydon Area Gay Society (CAGS) is a social group for gay men and lesbians in Croydon, South London, founded 1971.

LGBT Archive Croydon Area Gay Society webpage

Croydon LGBT+ Network Group – for LGBT+ Croydon Council Employees.

No social media contact links.

Croydon Pride

Galop – the LGBT+ anti-violence charity

0800 999 5428 LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline email help@galop.org.uk

0800 130 3335 Conversion Threrapy Helpline email CThelp@galop.org.uk

020 7704 2040 LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline email hatecrim@galop.org.uk

LGBTQ+ South London Facebook group

Metro Bridge – LGBTQ youth group for young people aged between 11 to 25 in Croydon.

020 8305 5004 or email youth@metrocharity.org.uk

Metro Charity – Health, community and youth services across London and the South East.

Metro Safer: Croydon Hate Crime Service – advice and support to report anti-LGBT+ hate crime in Croydon.

020 8305 5003 ask to speak to the Croydon Hate Crime Officer or email safer@metrocharity.org.uk

Queer Croydon – is all about amplifying LGBTQI+ arts, events and artists from across Croydon and wider South London.

Rainbows Across Boarders RAB – supporting LGBT asylum seekers in and around Croydon.

Rainbow Reading Group – LGBT+ reading group meet in Croydon Library on the last Thursday of each month.

Surrey and London Association of Gay Organisations SLAGO

The Gay UK – national listings website

The Gay UK Croydon webpage

The Oval Tavern

131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR

TransPALS – a social support group for Trans People Across South London.


Council Voluntary Sector organisations.

Community Links Bromley

Croydon Voluntary Action

Sutton CVS

Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Centre Bromley

Volunteer Centre Croydon

Volunteer Centre Sutton

Healthwatch

Healthwatch Bromley

Healthwatch Croydon

Healthwatch Sutton