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Scams

For everything new there will be a scam trying to take advantage of it

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 […]

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Community

A reminder about disposing of waste properly to avoid flytipping and risk of waste fires

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 […]

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Community National News OurWatch

Neighbourhood Watch National Survey 2020 shows the value of Neighbourhood Watch

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 […]

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Policing

Avoid Bike and Shed Thefts. Watch Clee.TV video with Police to find out more

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.

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Crime Information Policing

Different ways to report crime. Clue: using Facebook is not one of them

We all know about 999. And everyone should know that 101 exists to report less urgent crime. But did you know that many community crime and safety issues can be reported online? Visit www.humberside.police.uk/report-it You can then follow the links to report non-emergency crimes; anti-social behaviour; civil matters; vehicle crimes; animal crimes and more. Another […]

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Policing

Local Policing Team Meetings

We now have a calendar on our Neighbourhood Watch Network discussion site which includes details of all upcoming Neighbourhood Policing Team meetings or Zoom sessions. Visit it here. There’s more information about this calendar and why we’re doing it here.

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Community Prevention

New “Stay Safe” guide for East Marsh residents

If you live in East Marsh then you might like to share this with elderly neighbours. It’s a “Stay Safe” booklet with all kinds of Winter advice including dealing with Scams, Covid19, Home Safety and more. Produced by Capacity Buildings Ltd as part of their “Keeping Older People Safe” programme and funded by East Marsh […]

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Scams

Scam bulletin. Dealing with a scam phone call

A friend of a colleague answered a phone call which said they were from BT. The instruction was they she needed to sign her BT contract again immediately otherwise her phone would be cut off. Luckily she didn’t fall for it and hung up immediately. Scam avoided. How do I know if this is a […]

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Covid-19 National News

Make sure to use accurate information when talking about vaccination

With over 10 million vaccinations so far it is important that we all keep making sure that the right messages about vaccines and vaccinations are reaching everybody. As community members or Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators we hope that you find this information useful and can keep spreading the word whenever you can.  All of these sources […]

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Policing

Meet your local Policing Team online

The Humberside Neighbourhood Policing teams are keen to keep up conversations with local residents and in some Wards they now schedule regular online drop in sessions over Zoom so that residents can join in and speak to members of the team. You can always check where local Police engagement sessions are in your Ward via […]

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OurWatch

Newsletter and more from national OurWatch

OurWatch (the umbrella organisation for Neighbourhood Watch across England and Wales) has just published its February 2021 Newsletter. Always worth a read for all those involved with Neighbourhood Watch. Read more about it here or download the .pdf here. Did you miss the January one? That’s here. And as a bonus, OurWatch have published their […]

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Scams

Scam bulletin for 29th Jan 2021

One of the themes for unpleasant scams doing the rounds at the moment is playing on Covid-19 and vaccinations. Many messages now look very real and pretend to come from the NHS and other reputable sources. So it’s really important to watch out for these (and warn others) and not to click or follow through […]

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Covid-19 Scams

NHS Vaccine Scams via Social Media or text

Important. Please warn everyone you know about the Covid-19 and Vaccination Scams that are currently doing the rounds on social media. If you’re on Social Media and you get messaged with something like below then please DO NOT CLICK – it’s a scam.  If you do click through and happen to get to something asking […]

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Covid-19 Prevention Scams

Important advice about covid-19 fraud and scams

Humberside Police have issued a document which explains both about some of the very latest scams that are targeting people about Covid-19 and vaccinations and about how to avoid falling victim to them. Please have a read and share widely. Let’s make sure no-one we know falls victim to this sort of scam playing on […]

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Prevention

Motorcycle amnesty this week by Humberside Police

Humberside Police are offering an amnesty as part of their plans to reduce nuisance motorbikes on the streets and in open spaces. The local neighbourhood policing teams are offering a FREE collection and disposal service week from 11/01/21 as part of their 2021 Operation Yellowfin Campaign. So if you want rid of any old moped, motorcycle or […]