Parish Neighbourhood Watch
Mike Evans – Lead NHW coordinator:
Cllr Mike Evans
Tel: 01622 862316
New Maidstone Neighbourhood watch website: www.maidstonenhw.co.uk
I am always interested in new volunteers, to add to the current 14 coordinators. Also, I am happy to be used as an information service, so email any NHW information, and I will distribute. I currently supply around 3 emails each week, on LOCAL crime.
Cllr Evans advised of a new Police NHW coordinator.
Cllr O’Neill has met with our new Community Warden, Dawn Riach-Brown.
Councilors requested the Clerk to contact Kent Police regarding the increasing issues of parking on the footpaths around the village.
Neighbourhood Watch – Messages to all Co-ordinators
If you have the occasion to call the Police because of an incident that is happening in your area and you do not wish a Police attendance at your address, please tell the operator. Kent Police aims to attend every call, particularly those that report Anti Social Behaviour, but there are going to be occasions where you do not wish a visit. The operator will most probably ask you, but if they do not, you will have to tell them.
Also, do all co-ordinators know who their local PCSO is and have you met them? If not please email email@example.com or call into the Neighbourhood Watch office on 01622 604395 and we will arrange for them to call on you.
Separately, Kent Police Neighbourhood Watch are exploring the possibility of issuing identification cards to all our Co-ordinators. The aim of this is to make it easier for you to identify yourself when calling on neighbours in your Watch. The purpose of this message is to find out what the take up will be. Unfortunately there maybe a small charge to cover the administration costs and you will have to call into the Police Station to have your photograph taken.
We would like to know your views on the matter.
To let us know please Contact:
Crime Figures and Police Report (Extracted from minutes of each monthly Parish Council meeting)
Crime figures and Police report – Kingswood – 09-10/11/12, Theft, Cayser Drive- 07-08/11/12, Theft of motor vehicle, Chartway Street; Sutton Valence – Theft from motor vehicle 3, Burglary other than dwelling 1, Criminal damage 1, Theft 1; Langley – Theft 1, Criminal damage 1; Leeds – Burglary other than dwelling 1, Theft from motor vehicle 1, Attempt burglary other than dwelling 1, Theft 1, Burglary 1.
Kent Police Launch 101 as the New Non-Emergency Number
As from Monday 14th November 2011 there is a change to the Phone Number that you should use to contact your local Kent Police for non emergency calls.
101 is the new national non-emergency number to contact Police in your area. Residents in the Kent policing area should call 101 to contact their local officer, make an enquiry and to report non-urgent crimes. The current non emergency number (01622 690690) is being phased out.
Examples when to use 101 are:
- if your car has been stolen,
- if property has been damaged,
- if you suspect drug use or dealing,
- to report a minor traffic collision,
- to give information about a crime or criminals in your local area.
Each call will never cost more than 15p. Callers will be put through to Force Control Room in Kent and not a national call centre.
As always, dial 999 in an emergency when life is in danger or a crime is in progress.
A fuel-oil tank alarm may prevent theft of oil from your storage tank.
See a sample alarm product information sheet.