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Please note that the Neighbourhood Watch has now been re-named “NottsWatch” and is now run by Notts County Council on the new NottsWatch Facebook Page.
Neighbourhood Watch is the largest voluntary organisation the UK and is operated worldwide. Its aim is to help reduce crime and to reduce the fear of crime which many people have. These people are usually those most vulnerable in our society. To do this Neighbourhood Watch encourages everyone to develop a better community spirit and engage in a wider communication with everyone in their area.
Crime has changed and currently the Home Office and Police concerns are related to Scams, Domestic Abuse, Serious Violence (including knife crime), Modern Slavery, Terrorism, Child Sexual Exploitation, and Loneliness & Vulnerability.
Loneliness is clearly not a crime but is a problem that has been identified by the government as increasing people’s risk of falling victim to crime – particularly older people – hence its inclusion.
By providing street signs and house stickers a community can openly display its intention to reduce crime and immediately report suspicious activities in its area, therefore reducing the potential for crime to take place.
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REPORTED CRIMES OF INTEREST FOR THE BASSETLAW EAST CLAYWORTH/ STURTON BEAT AREA – FEBRUARY 2019.
The Clayworth/ Sturton beat area includes the following villages and hamlets – Drakeholes, Wiseton, Clayworth, Hayton, Clarborough, Welham, Tiln, North Leverton with Habblesthorpe, North Wheatley, South Wheatley, Sturton le Steeple, Bole, West Burton, Littleborough, Coates and Fenton.
The crimes of interest – incidents of burglary, criminal damage and thefts – reported for the beat area between 01/02/2019 and 28/02/2019 were –
Burglary Other – 2 (South Wheatley, Fenton).
Theft Other – 1 (South Wheatley).
Theft from Motor Vehicle – 1 (Clarborough).
Criminal Damage Other – 3 (Clayworth, Hayton, Sturton le Steeple).
This month there have been seven reported crimes of interest across the whole beat area. This compares with two crimes reported throughout January 2019, and six crimes reported over the same period last year.
So far this year, from 01/04/2018, there have been seventy one crimes of interest reported across the beat area. This compares with sixty three reported in the same period last year. As such, eleven months into the tracking year, these figures equate to an increase in reported crime in that period of eight crimes.
This month there has been four reported incidents of anti-social behaviour across the whole beat area. This compares with eight reported incidents for January 2019 and four reported for the same month in 2018. The anti-social behaviour umbrella covers a wide range of incident types including hoax calls to the emergency services, found/ abandoned vehicles and wildlife/ animal issues.
As we move into March, and the prospects of better weather, please remain vigilant around all aspects of home and vehicle security. Be especially careful to lock house doors and leave windows on locks – even if you are only in the back garden.
If you do leave windows and doors open and a burglary occurs, you could receive a further nasty shock when you try to make an insurance claim. A lot of insurance companies are now reducing payments, or even refusing to pay out altogether, if doors and windows have been left open arguing that it is your own negligence that has led to the theft.
Check car windows and sun roofs are closed when you park, remembering not to leave anything inviting on display in your vehicle.
And always secure your unattended bicycle to something that is fixed to the ground, or leave it in a rear garden where it is out of view from the public highway.
Some residents will have made their first moves into tidying up their gardens following the winter months. At this time of year, there is always an increase in shed breaks and thefts of gardening tools and equipment. Please ensure that all out buildings and sheds are secured when not in use, and preferably alarmed.
There have already been reports made, on adjoining beat areas, of garden furniture and ornaments being stolen. This, again, is a trend which happens around this time of the year, and throughout the gardening season. Items of this nature are far easier for criminals to pass, or sell, on at this time of the year.
As ever, the beat team will keep an eye out to look after you and your homes. The team would like to hear from any community members who would like some crime prevention advice, or even just a reassurance visit.
Nottinghamshire Police are warning people to be wary of “unknown companies” selling cheap insurance as they could be fraudulent. Fraudsters often advertise online via small ads and lure people in by offering cheap deals. They will either forge insurance documents, falsify the drivers details to bring the price down or take out a genuine policy, before cancelling it soon after and claiming the refund plus the victims money. Victims do not know they are uninsured unless they are stopped by the police, or try to make a claim.
The control room continue to receive reports from community members of sightings of suspicious persons, vehicles and activity across the beat area. These calls are important to us all and do help in keeping reported crime figures relatively low across the beat area.
My contact number is 07525 226838 and my E mail address is email@example.com PC 3258 Jason FELLOWS is the beat manager for the beat area, has a contact number of 07525 226893, and his E mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not use these telephone numbers to report incidents and/ or crimes. Our works numbers should only be used for non-urgent matters – including seeking advice and/ or information.
I continue to receive calls on my works phone from residents wising to report incidents and crimes. In many cases these calls are received when I am on rest days or annual leave and have not got my works phone to hand. Residents must be comfortable in reporting these occurrences to our control room on 101 in order to receive the best, and real time, service from those officers who are on duty.
Thanks for all your valued help, support and interest over the years, and on-going – it is very much appreciated.
PCSO 8139 Dave Airey.