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 like to receive comments and suggestions for improvements. Click on Contact Us to send us your much valued feedback. ___________________________________________
TOPICAL ITEMS :
NHW: SAFER AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES
To Find Your Local NHW Scheme : Click Here and Enter Your Post Code
AGM and CONFERENCE ~ October 2016
John Fuller, Chairman Cambridgeshire NHW thanks all for your support to our AGM and Conference at Police Headquarters, Huntingdon last year. To view the Notes of the agenda topics addressed during the Conference Click Here.
Update re-NHW Street Sign Notices
We are attempting to improve and simplify our guidance advice covering the installation of our NHW Street Signs . It remains a complex situation. However until further notice, members requiring Street Signs should continue to proceed as indicated in the text on our Info for Coordinators page – [ Mouseover the Main Menu above to “Info for NHW Coordinators” and Click on the first topic on the drop-down menu there. ]
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. We are presently examining whether it will be possible to provide a hard copy for Coordinators. We hope to advise on this shortly. _______________________________________________________________________________________ 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.
Fast Messaging to Your Local Policing Team
Instead of telephoning officers, there is a quick way to send a low priority message (not appropriate for incident reporting) to the local police team. It goes directly to the named individual : –
- Click on the link at bottom of this page “Meet Your Local Police Officers”. There you will see the top echelon of officers and on the left the 6 Policing Commands.
- Click on your appropriate Police Command and then on the coloured box for your local area. This opens to a gallery photos of your Policing Team. Beneath each photo is a “Message me”.
- Click on the photo to send a message directly to that officer.