There has been a spate of incidents where victims have been contacted by telephone by unknown persons purporting to be police officers. The victims are given various stories but essentially they are being asked to either provide bank details, or to obtain cash from their bank. In particular this cash is then being collected by taxi drivers and ferried to London.
Need Home Security Advice:
Please contact Lindsey at the NHW office (01823-363348) who will be happy to pass a message on for you.
NWatch Alert - Bogus Council Tax Calls
Neighbourhood police officers in Sedgemoor have received complaints about bogus claims that home owners could be entitled to council tax reductions.
Car crime in the area
This particular crime trend started around about 21 August in the Winscombe area and has since then spread to other areas including Wedmore, Axbridge and Shipham.
See below, including a downloadble pdf version of the form for you to print off and use.
RINGMASTER COMMUNITY MESSAGING - SOMERSET WEST - G131 04022011
1. Please find attached document which may be of use to you and the members of your scheme.
2. As you are aware, registered Neighbourhood Watch Schemes are covered by a Public Liability Insurance provided through the Home Office. Whilst not yet formally confirmed, it is anticipated that this will continue for the next financial year. Providing the policy is renewed watches will be covered for organising, arranging and hosting specified events (including street parties) with up to 500 attendees. We will update you as soon as we have any confirmation of next year's policy but if you are arranging a street party you may also find the following website of assistance: www.streetparty.org.uk
If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 0845 456 7000 or you can call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111. For general information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the www.mynhw.co.uk website.
NHW office 01823-363348