WELCOME to CAMBRIDGESHIRE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
This is the official website of the Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch. It is managed by the Cambridgeshire NHW Executive Group who control all the items and topics published on this site. We hope you like our web-site, but we welcome comments and suggestions for improvements. Click on Contact Us to send us your much valued feedback. ___________________________________________
TOPICAL ITEMS :
NEW CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICE WEB SITE
The new Cambs Police Web Site [Click on short-cut link listed at bottom of each page under Crime & Police Assistance] enjoys a completely new look and simple Main Menu :
- Introducing a fresh way of reporting crimes and incidents on-line which avoids having to telephone 101 but gets your report quickly to an officer to handle the issues arising. Telephoning 999 is retained for reporting Emergencies and Crime in Action.
- Updating on current Police News and urgent Police Appeals for Info.
- Applications for and menus for access to a wide range of Police Info and Advice e.g Join Ecops.
CONFERENCE and AGM (Sep 2017)
Last year’s Conference and AGM was held at Hinchingbrooke Police Headquarters. We would welcome any suggestions for future conferences. Please email the Cambs NHW Executive Group Chairman on firstname.lastname@example.org
For Conference and the AGM Agenda see Agenda 2017
For Agreed Minutes see 2017 AGM Minutes (Agreed) -v.1a.
NHW: SAFER AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES
To Find Your Local NHW Scheme : Click Here and Enter Your Post Code
Update on NHW Street Signs and Installation
Coordinators requiring Street Signs are to follow the new procedure. Mouseover the Main Menu above to “Info for NHW Coordinators” and Click on the first topic on the drop-down menu.
Update on NHW Window Stickers
For update on Coordinators requiring Window Stickers, mouseover the Main Menu above to “Info for NHW Coordinators” and Click on the first topic on the drop-down menu.
ACTION LINE for FRAUD
Hang up on fraud.
Concerned about cold calls and fraudulent scams ? NHWN is working with Financial Fraud Action UK on a campaign to combat telephone scams. If you are a Neighbourhood Watch or Home Watch coordinator or member, please help us spread the word by making your friends and neighbours aware of how they can protect themselves against telephone scams and fraud.
Try to report all phishing – any scam email messages or telephone calls which you receive claiming to be from an official body asking for personal details, promising rewards, prizes or shares of fortunes for small fees.
Click Here Action Fraud or on link at bottom of page for more information on reporting telephone cold calls or on-line fraudulent crime. You can report on-line or by telephone o300 123 2040 to report these crimes.
Beware of their new “scam tool” – Caller ID “Spoofing”
The scam “cold caller ” has a new and significant weapon in their armoury which assists them to be persuasive in convincing doubting victims to part with their cash at the bank . They can create a fake Caller ID showing on your phone which appears to show that the caller is from your authentic bank phone number. Click Here for more details.
How to Stay Safe
We are pleased to provide access to a new booklet designed by Neighbourhood & Home Watch which offers numerous extremely useful tips / advice on how to protect yourself from some of the typical criminal activities that sadly confront us from time to time. Click Here to view the booklet on a separate screen page. It is possible to download a copy of the booklet to save as a file (click on tag at bottom right of screen). From this file you will be able to select the whole booklet for printing (36 pages !) or perhaps smaller extracts of text to support your work as a Coordinator, e.g. for use in village newsletters.
NHW Coordinators to NOTE :
Crime Prevention and Home Security Advice. To download a printable guideline booklet covering sound advice on home security – click on the link at bottom of page.
Catalytic Converters. Thefts of CATs from your car exhaust systems are now rife. It’s because the thieves are after the valuable metals in the CATs which offer a high price on the scrap metal market. For more details – Click Here
Watching Out For Your Neighbours :~ As you know, Neighbourhood Watch isn’t just about watching out for and ensuring incidents and crime are reported effectively to the police or other appropriate authorities. It’s also about looking out for your neighbours making sure that no one feels alone, scared or vulnerable in the place where they live. With this in mind, may we just nudge your thoughts at this time into thinking about your neighbours who may, at this critical time, be at risk from floods and from the cold. Click Here for some suggestions to provoke your thoughts.
For advice from Trading Standards Click here