WELCOME to CAMBRIDGESHIRE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
This is the official website of the Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association. It is managed by the Cambridgeshire NHW Executive Committee 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 :
NHW: SAFER AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES
Want to Find Your Local NHW Scheme : Click Here
then 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 filled dot. For new Coordinators, if your scheme is not displayed yet you can proceed to register and draw and revise your local scheme coverage on the map there.
UPDATING COORDINATOR’S DETAILS
We are about to send all coordinators an email using the Neighbourhood Alert system which is Cyber Essentials Plus certified. This will ask you to provide some information about your personal details and your scheme. The email contains links to a guide on using Our Watch to check and if necessary amend your scheme and personal details. There will also be a link to a survey for you to complete. This survey will not ask for anything other than very basic details of your information so that we can identify your response and process your responses.
If you are in any doubt about whether the email you receive is genuine, please contact a member of the Cambs NHW Executive Committee to check, or raise your query using Contact Us and we’ll get back to you.
The AGM for 2020 via Zoom was held at 10.00am on Saturday 12th September
At the Meeting the following papers were reviewed :
- Click here to view : Treasurer’s Report to 2020 AGM
- Click here to view : Proposed Executive Committee for 2020-21
- Click here to view : NHW AGM 2020 minutes (DRAFT)
THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE POLICE WEB SITE
The Cambs Police Constabulary Web Site enjoys a new look 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 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 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.
Update on installing NHW Street Signs and Window Stickers
Coordinators requiring Street Signs and /or Window Stickers should 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.
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.
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 you to give thought about your neighbours who may, at any time, be at risk from floods and from the cold. Click Here for some suggestions to provoke your thoughts.
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
For advice from Trading Standards Click here