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October update

Where did Summer go? The temperatures are dropping and the evenings are getting darker, only 3 weeks ’til the clocks go back!

Please take this opportunity to check the locks on outbuildings and garages.

Leave some lights on if you go out for the evening or if you expect to arrive back after dark. Not only will it deter thieves but it’s easier to find your keys when you get home.

Remember to keep the NHW stickers on your doors or windows and please keep an eye on your neighbours property. A few lights on timers to make your house look occupied when you’re away are also a good idea but do tell your neighbours what you are doing.

Being aware of the potential risks and following the prevention advice could minimise the likelihood of fraud:

Please see contact details for our new PCSO further down the page.

No new posts on the ‘scam’ page this month but a report from someone in the village regarding how aggressive some of these callers can be. Threats of police knocking at the door and ‘you’d better make sure you have a good lawyer’ would be enough to worry most of us.
Please do not be frightened by these ‘bullying’ tactics, put down the phone, call 101 and report what has been said to the police. They will advise you what to do next.

 Click here to read more advice from the police on home security.

Thefts from vehicles are also on the increase, please keep items of value out of sight, put valuables in the boot when you park and make sure all doors are locked when you leave the vehicle unattended, even on your own drive.

If you haven’t already picked up the information from the shop or village notice boards we have a new PCSO for our area. We may not see as much of her because she is responsible for a large area but she has promised to be accessible via email or phone if anyone needs her help.
Her name is Liz Francis, her email address is 30420@dc.police.uk and her non emergency telephone number is 07736083780