Community Safety

Community Safety, General

Report from Clifton Neighbourhood Watch – October 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

The new speed restrictions are in place so please observe the 30 mph speed limit as you enter the village and the 20 mph zone within the village. Please note that the 20 mph zone includes North Road, South Road etc. and not just the main roads through Clifton. The Clifton Community Speed Watch team are now operating their vehicle speed monitoring around the village and registration numbers etc. will be forwarded to Warwickshire Police for the appropriate action to be taken. A summary of the checks will be published in these reports. It is expected that the Community Speed Watch Scheme in Clifton will have a significant effect on the speed of traffic through the village.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be on Wednesday 14th November and notices will be placed on the village notice boards.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

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Clifton Neighbourhood Watch update – September 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

Volunteers from Clifton will be conducting speed checks at various locations around Clifton very soon.

Many of you will have visited the Neighbourhood Watch stand at the village fete and found discounted security items for sale; from CCTV to credit card protective sleeves. If you would like to look at what’s available go to www.rugbynhw.org

Keep your vehicles secure by locking them and closing windows whenever you leave them. Do not leave anything on display including boxes, envelopes, clothing, Sat Nav brackets etc. etc. etc.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Be aware of people phoning or leaving messages saying they are from HMRC and that there is a warrant out for your arrest due to failure to pay tax. If this happened to you take a note of the phone number that called you and report the incident to the police on 101 or by calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Also be aware of fake eMails from “British Gas” offering to make refunds etc.

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be on Wednesday 10th October and notices will be placed on the village notice boards.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Preventing Vehicle Crime

Do not be complacent about keeping your property and your vehicle safe. By following the below advice you can help prevent opportunist thieves from
striking.

Never leave anything on show in your vehicle and remember to take your sat nav and audio equipment with you. Always remove the sat nav cradle and wipe away the suction marks.

Remember, never leave the car with its engine running or the keys in the ignition and fit self-locking screws to prevent number plates being stolen and always lock your car and fully close its windows and sunroof when you are leaving it unattended. Double check by pulling your vehicles door handles to ensure the central locking system is working correctly.

Fit anti-theft devices to steering wheels, fuel caps and wheels and park in well-lit areas or in a secure car park. Never leave your mobile phone behind and do not store items in the boot, remember to take them with you.

Keyless entry vehicles, although convenient, are currently an extremely easy target for theft with increasing numbers being stolen. However, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk.

1. Ensure your vehicle is properly locked and keep keys far away from doors and windows to ensure the vehicle is no longer in range of the key?s signal.

2. Place keys in a metal/foiled lined box or container, or another container that blocks the keys signal from reaching the vehicle when it?s not in use.

3. Switch off the key?s wireless signal when you don?t need your vehicle. If you are unsure if the key has this function, find out in your owner?s manual.

4. You could also purchase an aftermarket security device, such as a steering wheel lock, a driveway parking post or even a wheel clamp. Even if the thieves are able to access and start your car, these should prevent them from driving away. Many criminals will consider bypassing these as ?too much hassle?.

5. Other steps include checking if there are any software updates for the car itself, remaining vigilant for unusual activity in your area and having an aftermarket immobiliser or tracker fitted.

For further information on all forms of crime prevention, please visit: https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/2099/Crime-and-safety

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Clifton Neighbourhood Watch update – August 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

Volunteers from Clifton have now been vetted by the police and trained in the use of the laser speed gun. Site risk assessments have been undertaken at various sites within Clifton so we are almost ready to start running Community Speed Watch checks on vehicles travelling through the village. High Visibility jackets have been obtained as have suitable signs. All that is needed now is a speed gun, but at a cost of around £1000 each this is not going to be easy.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be in October and notices will be placed on the village notice boards.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

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Community Speed Watch training

The Parish Council is pleased to support the new Clifton Community Speed Watch initiative .

A training course for those that have already volunteered to become involved in the Community Speed Watch and have gone through the police vetting process, will take place on Monday 13th August in the ground floor room at the TMH from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

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Clifton Neighbourhood Watch update – July 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes during the last period.

The police have been active checking the speed of vehicles in the village. Of 1672 vehicles checked 51 were speeding (approximately 3%). Most were between 30 and 40 mph, but 5 were doing 42mph, 2 – 43mph, 1 – 44mph and 2 – 46mph.

Please remember to keep vehicles, houses, garages, sheds etc. secure at all times.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on specific dates. The next one will be in September and notices will be placed on the village notice boards.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

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Warwickshire residents warning around cowboy gardeners

Warwickshire householders are being ripped off by doorstep cowboy gardeners who charge thousands for poor quality work and then illegally dump the garden rubbish they create.

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards is advising residents not to accept offers of gardening services from unexpected doorstep callers and thoroughly check anyone they are considering employing, for example those who advertise by flyers and cards dropped through the letterbox.

Warwickshire County Councillor Andy Crump, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety said:

“Rogue gardeners know little or nothing about trees and plants and will often just attempt to cut down anything they see before illegally dumping the garden waste, leaving your garden in a worse state than before!”

“You can’t tell a good gardener from a bad one on the doorstep, so consider following our five top tips to achieve a beautiful garden.”

1)Rogue gardeners hide behind false names and addresses. Never buy from the door and always ensure you know where a trader is based before you employ them.

2) Legitimate traders should have public liability insurance to cover any damage they might cause to your property (or your neighbours). This is especially important if you are employing a gardener/landscaper/tree surgeon to trim branches or remove trees.

3) Look for a gardener with a professional qualification. There are many different schemes available, such as NVQ, HND, NPTC and RHS.

4) Seek written quotes from a number of gardening/landscaping businesses before you choose a service.

5) If you’re not sure who to turn to, consider ‘No Rogue Traders Here’, Warwickshire Trading Standards Service’s trusted trader scheme (phone 0800 233 5000), or other recognised schemes.

Warwickshire residents wishing to make a complaint about goods or services they have purchased can do so by contacting Warwickshire Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

More information about the work of Warwickshire trading standards service is available on the Warwickshire website: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards

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Clifton Neighbourhood Watch – June 2018

At the time of writing there have been no reported crimes since the numerous thefts from vehicles last month. The police have asked everyone in the village not to leave their cars unlocked when unattended, even for a short period of time. It is very easy for a criminal to walk around the village checking car doors until he finds one that is open and then he can help himself to anything that is in it. The same goes for open garage doors.

Those of you that signed up for the police Community Messaging Service will have received eMails from the police advising you of current police activity, scams, fraudulent activity etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms The police have been using their HGV spotter vehicle to identify driving offences. There has been an increase in criminal activity using texts and eMails. Criminals have been active in the area offering a drive/block paving cleaning service quoting £100, but once they have started the work the cost trebles and they will not back down, they are persistent and aggressive; don’t ask callers to do the work, find a professional.

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd. from 11.00am to 12.00 noon on the dates displayed on the village notice boards.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

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CLIFTON NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Despite there being no reported crimes in Clifton for two months there have now been several within a couple of weeks. There has been some criminal damage to the tennis courts in the playing field and there have been several cars in the village that have been broken into. These crimes have been reported to the police. If you have any information, no matter how small, that might help the police arrest these criminals please contact the police by calling 101.

You can receive details of crimes in Clifton by joining the police Community Messaging Service. You will receive eMails from the police from time to time to make you aware of crimes in Clifton, details of local scams and fraudulent activity, crime prevention advice etc. To join this service go to; https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cms

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd; next visits 23rd May and 27th June 2018 from 11.00am to 12.00 noon.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to know more or take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact Chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com

 

 

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Clifton Neighbourhood Watch

CLIFTON NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

There have been no reported crimes during the previous four weeks. The focus this month’s in on identity fraud. Here are some tips:

POST – Make sure your letter box is secure and no one can take your mail. When you throw away any letters, documents etc. shred them first if they have anything that is confidential e.g. date of birth, PIN, passwords, account details or any other personal information. Criminals can cause problems if they have your name, address and just one other item of personal information.

PHONE – Do not give anyone any personal information over the phone if they call you. To reduce scam calls etc. opt in to the Telephone Preference Service which should stop some calls. If you have a BT phone line opt in to BT Call Protect, BT will automatically block many known scam/nuisance calls and you can block any other calls you do not want. If you receive a call, and to reassure you they ask you to call them back do so from another phone e.g. your mobile. They can hold their call so irrespective of what number you dial they are still on the end of the line. Do not give any callers details of your PC, laptop, iPad etc. even if they say you have a fault on you broadband etc. and they are from BT, Microsoft, your broadband provider etc. If they gain remote access to your device they can steal all sorts of personal information.

COMPUTER/MOBILE – Do not give anyone any personal information, similar to POST and PHONE above. Be very wary of “phishing” eMails/texts, particularly if they ask you to click on a link or go to a website. These may be identified; if the senders address is not genuine e.g. santanderbank@gerrybrown.co.uk , they are addressed to dear sir/madam/customer rather than you by name, or bt.com@customerserviceajs.com saying your eMail service is about to lapse click here to continue using your eMail address.

SOCIAL MEDIA – This can tell criminals a good deal about you and your life even if you have not given them access. If they have obtained your name and address from social media or elsewhere and they note you have said you are having a great time on the beach they will call at your house with a good chance you will be away and they can rummage around at leisure.

There is far more than this, so for more information go to https://www.warwickshire.police.uk and select CRIME AND SAFETY.

Please remember the MOBILE POLICE STATION is available for you in Lilbourne Rd; next visits 23rd May and 27th June 2018 from 11.00am to 12.00pm.

All households in the village are covered by Clifton NHW so there is no need to apply for membership. However, if you would like to take an active part in Clifton NHW please contact chairman David Glover on 01788 535574 djglover1951@gmail.com