NORTH NEWINGTON NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
We remind you again of the telephone numbers for the Police on 0845 8 505 505 and for the local Crimestoppers team on 0800 555 111.
Trading Standards are on 0845 051 0845.
Our village co-ordinators are:
Alan Craven for School Lane. Tel: 730 501
David Church for NN west. Tel:730 200
Local and Thames Valley police : Tel: 101. For urgent, emergency or criminal action 999.
Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111. Calls are received anonymously.
Trading Standards: 0845 051 0845.
If you have any information which may be helpful to police enquiries, please contact Det. Con. Rebecca McCamley from Banbury Police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at
Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not be called or go to court.
Alan Craven. Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for School Lane.
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s new initiative Victims First now has a Facebook page to keep people up to date on information, advice and support for victims of crime www.facebook.com/victimsfirstTV/
Victims First is a website www.victims-first.org.uk which has advice on what to do and how to get help if you’ve been a victim of crime, including information on what you should expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if you report the crime.
The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. You can use the website to refer yourself directly to the PCC’s own support services, using the online form, or find information and contact details for other organisations. This support is available regardless of whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.
If you’ve been a victim of crime, Victims First can help you find the support you need. You can also follow the Victims First Facebook page www.facebook.com/victimsfirstTV/ for hints, tips and advice on staying safe and interesting comments and views on topical news. It will also share some inspiring victim stories, and how they’re coping after the crime.
Keep front a back doors locked, even when you are at home
Install a burglar alarm with a visible alarm box
Keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors and windows
Store high value items in a hidden safe
Mark your belongings and register them from free with IMMOBILISE
Do not leave spare keys in obvious places such as under door mat or plant pots
Keep items that could be used to break into your property such as ladders, tools and wheelie bins stored safely away
Lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear of the property
Use pea shingle on driveways or under windows, as it crunches loudly when stepped on
Trim overgrown hedges and plants to remove hiding places and improve surveillance
Use a timer switch to make your house look occupied, even when it isn’t