Wednesday, 30 November 2011

NHW Newsletter October 2011

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter - Kisle News October 2011

The Police have informed me that there is a new Phone Number we can use for Non Emergency calls. The new 101 national police non-emergency number is being launched in Northamptonshire in October. From Monday 17 October, 101 will be the new number to contact Northamptonshire Police. The 101 non-emergency number will provide you with a single, easy to remember number for you to call to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency police response. You will be able to call 101 to report a crime that has already happened and any other incidents or concerns that do not require an emergency response. You can also call it to speak to your local Safer Community Team, to make a general enquiry or make the Police aware of any policing issues in your local area. 999 should still be used in an emergency, such as when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or a life is at risk, or there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger. If you have any hearing difficulties or a speech impairment send text messages to 18001 101. Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long your call lasts. 101 is already in use in a number of areas across England and Wales and is being rolled out to the remaining police force areas on a phased basis over the next few months. The Police local number – 03000 111 222 – will remain available while 101 becomes established and for those calling from outside England and Wales, as well as for callers outside Northamptonshire where 101 is not yet live. The dedicated ‘Neighbourhood Watch Line’ number 01604 432436 is still fully operational and will remain so once 101 has been launched.
Halloween and Bonfire Nights are close and we should all be extra vigilant about safety during this period as young people are often involved with these events. We need to take care to supervise Trick and Treating activities, respecting those who have put up signs that they do not wish to be involved. And the dangers of Fire and Fireworks are well known and need adults to supervise all situations. Let us keep our Village safe over this period.

There is a new "Watch" Scheme that has been launched. This is called Dog Watch.  Following the hugely successful launch of Dog Watch in East Northamptonshire and Wellingborough, the Dog Watch team have extended the scheme across the whole county and are keen to invite all members of the Community to join as a member. Dog watch was originally developed in Stevenage as a way of extending the already successful Neighbourhood Watch network to the wider community. The scheme recognises it is often those who walk their dogs, runners or anyone who likes to get out and about, who are the first to spot something unusual or amiss, such as criminal damage or an incident of anti-social behaviour, providing valuable eyes and ears for the community. If you are one of these people and would like to start a Dog Watch Group in Kislingbury to support the Neighbourhood Watch activities please contact me and I will put you in touch with the right people.

There are still streets which do not have Street Representatives (Ashby Close, and Bugbrooke Road) and in my mind these streets are more vulnerable as there is no obvious NHW presence. Please contact me (telephone number and email address below) if you wish to volunteer to be the Street Representative for your street. This is not hard work, but it does help to make your neighbourhood more secure. Please see the Village Web site for the full list of Street Representatives at

We have had a few crimes reported in the Village in the last Month. I show these below. For Police Crime Reports please Visit the NHW News Page on the Village Web site

Village news - Twigden Road - At the beginning of the Month a cycle was stolen from  garden shed. No other crimes in the Village have been reported.

If you wish to report an incident, or are suspicious about people in the Village please use 999 for Emergencies or the new 101 number for non emergency calls, or call me on 07855 388 751.
Local news -

I have had no crime news concerning Villages in our area. But I am still getting a lot of messages about crime on farms and from work yards. Metal and machinery are the main targets so if you have anything like that in the open please take care to make it more secure.
The number of houses signed up to our Database is over 190. They will be able to receive urgent NHW messages direct, and important Village information. However, there are a lot of people who still have not signed on to the list and I encourage you all to visit the Village Web site where there is a link to the Subscribe option. If you are not on the database we cannot contact you.
Visit the Village Website, click on the Email Database link, and subscribe. It is very easy! Go to
Remember, and use, the following numbers to report crimes or other incidents.
Police : 999 for an emergency or to Report a Crime. Non Emergency Calls to the Police use 101, or text to 18001 101. The dedicated Neighbourhood Watch Number is 01604 432 436. Police Community Support - Jen Harrison 03000 111 222. Crimestoppers ( Anonymous) 0800 555 111. 
Tim Ward
07855 388 751 and