Monday, 20 February 2012

NHW Newsletter January 2012

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter - Kisl News January 2012
Northamptonshire Police now have a new Crime Prevention web page which is full of useful advice on how to help you to avoid becoming a victim of crime.  You can now find all the information you need about personal and home security on this dedicated new website. The new page provides a ‘one stop shop’ for anyone who wants to find out more about how to prevent crime and reduce the risk of becoming a victim. The section incorporates a range of information, from how to make your home and car more secure, to how to set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, together with information about business and rural crime as well as advice on how to prevent fraud and improve online security. There is useful advice on property marking, which can make valuables less attractive to thieves and help link criminals back to crime scenes or identify handlers of stolen goods. It can also help police identify stolen goods so they can be returned to their rightful owner.

The address of this website is

Our Community Police Team have sent me an update of their activities over the last couple of months. They have focused on the two areas that have been identified by meeting people at Street Meetings. These are Speeding and Anti-Social Behaviour, and they have taken action in both areas. If you would like to read the detail of their report please visit the News Section of the NHW Page on the Village Web Site -

There are still streets which do not have Street Representatives (Ashby Close, and Bugbrooke Road) and these streets are more vulnerable than the rest of the Village 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

Village news - I have no specific crimes to report. What I can say is that all around us thieves are very active stealing Metal and Fuel from mainly Farms, and some Businesses. So far they have not targeted domestic properties but we need to keep our eyes open and be prepared to challenge anyone who we are suspicious of. The Police will welcome calls as they want to stop this wave of crime that we have heard about on the news.

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 -  Gayton - It has recently been reported that a vehicle in Blisworth Road was broken into on Friday 6 January. Milton Malsor - Vehicles in Green Street and Orchard Close were broken into overnight on Wednesday 11 January. Diesel was siphoned from a vehicle in Chestnut Close. Between Friday 6 and Monday 9 January, parts were stolen from a van in Gayton Road. An unsuccessful attempt was made to break into a garage in the High Street overnight on Wednesday 11 January. Rothersthorpe - Plant equipment was stolen from the yard of a rural property in Banbury Lane between Friday 23 and Saturday 31 December. Batteries were stolen from the yard of a rural property in Banbury Lane between Friday 23 and Saturday 31 December.


The number of houses signed up to our Database is still 202 at the time of writing this report (No change over the month). There are still many of you who have not yet signed up so we should be able to reach 250 and well beyond by Easter!!!Those on the database will be able to receive urgent NHW messages direct, and important Village information. If you are not on the database we cannot contact you.


If you have changed your email address since signing on to the Database please let me have the new one and I shall amend your record.

Visit the Village Website, click on the Email Database link, and subscribe. It is very easy! Go to
Finally, you may have seen on BBC TV Publicity for an initiative to help people get on and use the Internet called "Go-On Give an Hour". I have registered as somebody who would like to help, and anyone who would like to use the internet but is having problems of any kind should contact me and I will be very happy to try to sort out the problem.
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