If you’ve not yet subscribed to email alerts from Which? Then I’d recommend them. Short and sweet emails warning you about some of the latest scams doing the rounds and some helpful tips. Subscribe to their alerts here. This week I’d just like to highlight a couple of important issues: Doorstep callers. 5 things you […]
PCCs were elected for the second time on the 5th of May 2016 in 40 force areas across England and Wales. The role of the PCCs is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. They are responsible for the totality of policing and aim to cut crime and deliver […]
Car crime is a real problem in the UK. Alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. With Covid- 19 and the recent lockdowns, many people aren’t driving or checking on their cars as much as they used to. We want to remind car owners to remain vigilant about where and how they park their […]
This week: a couple of warnings about specific types of scam; a warning about ’fleeceware’; a scam notification service and a note about scam guides. Supermarket shopping scams Consumers who have been ordering their groceries online during lockdown are being warned about a new scam call. An automated message says that your Tesco order has […]
The monthly e-newsletter from OurWatch – the National Neighbourhood Watch Charity – is now published for April 2021. Well worth a read as always. Download the .pdf from here.
The national OurWatch are concerned with the rapidly spreading problem of female dog thefts for expensive breeding programmes to take place, and to allow the laundering of illegal drugs money through secondary means. We have been asked this morning to request examples of any potential dog thefts in our area. Has anyone in your group […]
A new short video has just been released to Clee.TV. Produced by Hammond House Productions and funded by VANEL and produced in partnership with Humberside Police and the Cleethorpes Policing team. Watch it on Facebook here or YouTube here. More of interest if you’re in Cleethorpes I know, but this is another good example of […]
The March 2021 edition of the e-newsletter from the National OurWatch team is out. Download the .pdf here. This month includes a lot about scams but plenty more besides. Always a useful and interesting read. Don’t forget they come out monthly on the OurWatch website. Share with your neighbours.
Don’t forget that our ward level information pages link to the most up to date information that is local to you. This might be useful for your group making funding applications, or for focusing on local issues to tackle yourselves or with partners. The Police crime statistics have just been updated (they’re a month or […]
The National OurWatch team have some money left from their Community Grants pot and the closing date is 31st March. If you’re a formally registered Neighbourhood Watch group then you can apply for a small amount of funding (£100-500) for a local community project. The application form is not complex but you’ll need to have […]
A couple of specific scam warnings this week related to common, current problems. The first is about texts and automated phone calls which are suggesting problems with National Insurance or Tax. These are all scams. I’ve personally had these this week and have spoken to many people who have already received the calls. National Insurance […]
Whenever there is something new, criminal scammers will try and take advantage of the confusion that can arise around it. Covid came into our lives and the criminals exploited our fears of this to offer us fake cures or fake offers of financial support. People started shifting to online shopping so the fraudsters exploited those […]
A reminder from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service about the proper disposal of your waste. We all want to see a reduction in fly-tipping, and the Fire Services have been dealing with an unnecessarily high number of waste fires. At the moment, household waste facilities are open, so please make sure you dispose of your […]
OurWatch – the National Neighbourhood Watch Network – carried out a survey in Summer 2020 and the findings have just been published. The Neighbourhood Watch National Crime and Community Survey 2020 results can be downloaded via this link. There’s a lot of results and charts in there, but it’s well worth flicking through if you […]
Find out how to protect your valuables from the recent spike in bike and shed crime from Sgt. Claire Jacobs and CPC Teresa Hudson of the Croft Baker Community Police team.