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TOPICAL ITEMS :
CONFERENCE and AGM 2018
This year’s Conference and AGM was held on Saturday 22nd September
at Police HQ Huntingdon.
At the Conference –
- An address was given by Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic on Policing in Cambridgeshire – Implementation of the Local Policing Review.
- Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite presented an update on the changes brought in during the year.
- A report on the changes being made by the National Neighbourhood Watch organisation was given by Robin Sutton and David Godsmark. They attended the National NHW workshops run to brief Force NHW Associations.
To view Conference 2018 Notes Click Here 2018 Conference Notes Version 0.2
At the AGM – the following papers were reviewed : –
- The Minutes of AGM 2017 : To view Click on 2017 AGM Minutes
- The updated Constitution for Cambridgeshire NHW. To view Click on Cambridgeshire NHW Constitution – v. 1.0 Sep 2018
- To view the AGM 2018 draft minutes and the Treasurer’s Financial Report for approval at AGM 2019 Click Here 2018 AGM Minutes (Draft -v. 1).
NHW: SAFER AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES
To Find Your Local NHW Scheme : Click Here and Enter Your Post Code
After inserting your postcode you will see a list of the nearest NHW registered schemes in your local area. Our county policy is to network with schemes that are both police and NHW approved. These are shown with a black/yellow dot.
THE NEW CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICE WEB SITE
The Cambs Police Web Site enjoys a completely new look and simple Main Menu
[Click on short-cut Cambs Police Web-Site Icon here on this page in right-hand margin or – on link listed at bottom of each page under Crime & Police Assistance] :
- The web-site Introduces a new and speedy 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. Just Click on REPORTS on the Menu and follow the clear instructions. There is an option included for upgrading the report to a call for Emergency Assistance.
- The alternative option of telephoning 999 is also still 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 How to register to Join Ecops.
NHW: SAFER AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES
To Find Your Local NHW Schemes : 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