Categories
Local News

Local Our Place, Our Future survey has re-launched. Your opinion matters.

North East Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Police, NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Humberside Fire and Rescue, Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner and Healthwatch NEL have come together to launch the Our Place, Our Future survey. We’re looking to understand how it feels to live and work in our area, the services […]

Categories
Scams

Scam bulletin 16

Covid Fraud One of the disturbing developments over the past months has been the number of new scams emerging that specifically relate to Covid-19. This is why we are continually reminding people to keep on their guard against scams. But there is also an increase in fraud where people or businesses are making claims against […]

Categories
Community Funding OurWatch

Small grants available now to Neighbourhood Watch Groups via OurWatch

We’re often asked about where to find funding/grants to help with your community safety issues. The national OurWatch network has just began making very small grants (£100-500) available to groups nationally. If you’ve not been able to find local funding sources for that project you need to do, then this might be a grant worth […]

Categories
Scams

Scams bulletin 15

This week I’ve got a new and useful guide to share with you. If you or anyone you know is at risk of scams then this is well worth a read. It tells you practical ways to protect yourself (and others) and talks about sensible ways to keep track of your bank accounts. The guide […]

Categories
Community Training

Have you got time for victims of crime?

Victim Support Humberside and South Yorkshire is looking to recruit Criminal Justice Champions. This role would be ideal for someone connected to Neighbourhood Watch, or simply someone with the right interest. Read on… Our Champions help us promote the work of Victim Support to people who may not know they are entitled to support. We […]

Categories
Scams

Scams bulletin 14

The This is Money website is very sensationalist and full of annoying adverts, but if you can work past all that, they have some really useful warnings, news, information and tips around beating scams and fraud. In fact they have an entire section called Beat the Scammers full of news and advice articles. Head to […]

Categories
Scams

Scams bulletin 13

A simple warning this week about the various telephone scams that are doing the rounds. Please be aware that there are some telephone scams in circulation which you may receive on your work or home telephone. Some of these scams may be an automated voice or an actual person. Examples of the types of scams […]

Categories
Scams

Scams Bulletin 12

Just a single focus for this bulletin. An excellent guide to avoiding scams by Age UK. Although of course it’s written for the older audience, it’s very clearly presented and is relevant to everyone. The 40 pages clearly explain the types of scam and fraud, how to avoid them and what to do if you […]

Categories
Scams

Scams Bulletin 11

We took a short break last week from the bulletins. But we’re back and here are a few more useful bits of information for you. The first is a section on the NatWest website. They have lots of resources and information about steering clear of scams and fraud. Visit it here https://www.natwestinternational.com/global/fraud-and-security/spotting-scams.html The media are […]

Categories
Scams

Scams Bulletin 10

This week a warning about a PayPal fraud where the scammers use Facebook Messenger to pretend to be a friend or relative asking with help to use a Paypal account after they’ve supposedly sold an item on ebay. If you’re on Social Media and have a Paypal account then this is one for you. All […]

Categories
Crime Information General

Discounts on security equipment

The National Safety in Neighbours anti-burglary campaign continues (see our first blog about this here  and the second here) and we’d repeat our messages about protecting your property. Remember that you need to think about ways to: – Protect your perimeter – Protect your building – and Protect your contents There is currently an offer […]

Categories
General Local News

Who you gonna call?

When you, a friend, family member, neighbour or local resident needs help or support, do you know who you should be calling? You’ll know 999, 101 and 111, but what about other local services and support organisations? Why not get a list of numbers together and keep them by your phone, in your diary or […]

Categories
OurWatch

August newsletter published by OurWatch

The latest e-newsletter from OurWatch (the national Neighbourhood Watch network https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/) has just been published. Read about it here or download it as a .pdf directly here. Always useful to catch up with the latest national news and share with others in your own NWG.

Categories
National News

Your opinion matters

Over 20000 people have already completed the quick survey that OurWatch (the national Neighbourhood Watch network https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/) has open at the moment. The survey needs completing by tomorrow (21st August). The National Neighbourhood Watch Impact Survey is unique and an opportunity to contribute to the national conversation about how best Neighbourhood Watch serves our community. […]

Categories
Scams

Scams Bulletin 9

This week’s very brief discussion is about your letter box and the scam letters that come through it. Although we focus a lot on email scams, postal scams have been around a lot longer and reach a lot of people who are not even connected to computers. Postal scams trick the reader into assuming they […]