Community Police

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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.

For more information from Nottinghamshire Police click here:

Website of Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner: click here

Report of the Police & Crime Commissioner: click here
See the Crime Prevention Tool-kit: Crime-prevention-toolkit-order-form

For information about NottsWatch  (Formerly Neighbourhood Watch) Contact:

For the latest information, alerts and news feed see: Nottinghamshire alert

More information from the Notts Watch Page:

Protect yourself online: Download advice from Notts Police : Protect Yourself Online


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 01/08/2019 and 31/08/2019 were –

Burglary Dwelling – 4 (Wiseton, Clarborough x3).

Burglary Other – 3 (South Wheatley x2, Hayton).

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 2 (Clarborough, North Leverton).

Theft from Shop – 1 (Clarborough).

Criminal Damage to a Dwelling – 1 (Clayworth).

Criminal Damage to a Motor Vehicle – 1 (Clarborough).

This month there has been twelve reported crimes of interest across the whole beat area. This compares with thirteen crimes reported throughout July 2019 and seven crimes in the same month last year.

So far this year, from 01/04/2019, there have been thirty eight crimes of interest reported across the beat area. This compares with thirty nine reported in the same period last year. As such, five months into the tracking year, these figures equate to a decrease in reported crime in that period of one crime.

This month there has been just one reported incident of anti-social behaviour across the whole beat area. This compares with three reported incidents for July 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.

In the weather which we are continuing to experience, on some days, it is right to have windows open, but ensure that windows are only left open in rooms which are occupied and only leave doors open when they are in full view. Please remember that a third of all burglaries in Nottinghamshire are due to insecurities at properties.

As we move forward into September, and the meteorological autumn period, some of us will be continuing to complete late season gardening work and some of us will be finishing the final touches prior to a break for the autumn/ winter period. The crime prevention advice around shed and out building security and the protection of personal tools and gardening equipment remains the same the whole year round.

Similarly, in September it is usual for shops and stores to be introducing their Christmas ranges. Some of us will be thinking about our forthcoming Christmas present list while others will have actively started buying items for presents for the special day.

Most of the year, there does not seem to be enough hours in the day, but at this time of the year I hear that comment on a more regular basis. However, when you are out and about completing your shopping, festive or not, please be aware that there are persons who are out and about actively committing crime and exploiting any vulnerabilities in the way we go about our day to day business. Below are a few tips to consider whilst on shopping trips –

When you are out shopping.

  • Keep valuables in inside pockets of clothing or bags.

  • Only carry the cash that you need.

  • Park in an open, well-lit area. Visit for details of approved car parks.

  • Avoid going back to your car to leave your shopping part way through your trip. If you have to keep items, or presents, in the car, make sure they are out of view in the boot, the car is locked and keep the receipts with you.

At cash machines.

  • If you see anything suspicious alert the bank or call the Police on 101.

  • Shield the keypad when typing in your PIN at a cash machine or in a shop.

Much of my security advice, shared in the Police reports, must sound very repetitive, and I must admit that it is. Crime trends are very seasonal, usually, and what is attractive to criminals in one season might not be quite as attractive in another season.

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 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

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, as ever, for your continued help, interest and support – it is, as always, very much appreciated.

Best Regards.

PCSO 8139 Dave Airey.