Neighbourhood Watch


Village Hall Winteringham



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The Neighbourhood Watch has received the following notices from the Safer Neighbourhoods Team:

NHS TEST AND TRACE SERVICE


This is an important message about the NHS Test and Trace Service


The NHS Test and Trace service plays an important role in the fight against coronavirus and it’s vital the public have confidence and trust in the service. However, we understand the concerns people have about the opportunity for criminals to commit scams.

All text or emails sent by NHS Test and Trace will ask people to sign into the contact tracing website and will provide you with a unique reference number. We would advise people to type the web address directly into their browser, followed by the unique reference number given to you, rather than clicking on any link provided in the message.


If NHS Test and Trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number 0300 0135 000. The only website the service will ask you to visit is https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk.  Anyone who does not wish to talk over the phone can request the NHS Test and Trace service to send an email or text instead, inviting them to log into the web-based service.

Contact tracers will never:

• Ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
• Ask you to make any form of payment
• Ask for any details about your bank account
• Ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
• Ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
• Ask you to purchase a product
• Ask you to download any software to your device or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet
• Ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS

12 October 2020 - Fantastic Home Security Offer from Our Partner Era


Following on from our successful burglary campaign last month, our partners ERA are generously offering our members an amazing 50% limited offer on one of their simple home alarm systems.

ERA tells us “this alarm system is great for homes that don’t want SMART necessarily and just want an alarm to go off if someone opens the door or window and works with a remote control. It includes a siren, a door/window sensor and a remote control…. All of which is upgradeable to larger systems if the customer would like to.”

The discount will reduce the ERA-VALIANT-R kit to £64.99 (including VAT) on the Response site (RRP £129.99).

The voucher code for offer is NHWVALIANT (expires 1st November 2020)

You can find the product here: https://www.responseelectronics.com/shop/home-alarm-systems/wireless-alarms/easyhome-alarm-range/era-valiant-wireless-solar-siren-starter-alarm-kit/?v=ERA-VALIANT-R_RE
 
T&C’s:
The exclusive Valiant NHW offer runs from 06th October 2020 and ends 1st November 2020 at 23:59pm. Please place your order on the website www.responseelectronics.com. The saving is 50% off the retail price for the ERA Valiant Solar Siren kit (ERA-VALIANT-R). The correct voucher code must be entered at the checkout (NHWVALIANT) and checked before payment. The saving applies to the specified product on the above website, where stock is available. The 50% saving does not apply to any delivery charge.  Orders can also be placed by phone by calling:  0345 257 1000 and quoting the reference code (NHWVALIANT). If you have any questions please contact us.

Central Support Team
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK


20 October 2020 - Halloween and Bonfire Night


As you are all aware organised bonfires and firework displays will not take place this year. We are appealing to communities to keep an eye and ear open in their neighbourhoods in case there are any unofficial ones being discussed or looking to take place.  The Safer Neighbourhoods Team are aware that people will have them in their homes, however they are concerned about anti-social behaviour and people organising their own in the community. This time of year also always increases the pressure on emergency services and we are appealing for support from the NHW to report to us any information that may assist in reducing this and keeping our communities safe.

 

Although the advice is that Trick or Treating should not happen this year, we are aware some people may still trick or treat. A 'NO TRICK or TREAT' poster is available here to download to print for display and we are hopeful that residents will take the risk this year seriously.  

27 October 2020 - Spooktacular Alternative Ways To Celebrate Halloween 2020


We all know that Halloween is going to be a little different this year – but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be spooktacular!


The restrictions currently in place to keep us all safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19 may rule out trick or treating and Halloween parties but there are lots of other ways to celebrate and have fun.  From terrifying treasure hunts to Zoom-bie parties online, you’ve been sharing some great creative ideas in local community forums across the area and we have come up with some more suggestions of things you could try too.


But however you decide to mark the occasion, our teams will still be out and about to make sure everyone has fun and stays safe.
Superintendent Tracy Bradley said: “Halloween is always a great time of year and even though it’s going to be a bit different this year, we want to do all we can to make sure it’s fun and enjoyable.  “The last thing we want to do is spoil anyone’s fun and we’re really looking forward to getting into the ‘spirit’ of the occasion and seeing all your costumes and decorations.


“This is always one of the busiest times of the year for us, so we have arranged our shift patterns to make sure that we have additional officers out on the street to deal with any issues that do arise as quickly as possible. 

“Some people – particularly older or vulnerable people – can find Halloween genuinely frightening and that’s just not fair. If we find you are behaving inappropriately we will step in.

“Our main priority is to keep you safe and, this year, that also means being mindful of the restrictions in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. 

“Throughout the pandemic, the vast majority of people in our area have complied with the rules and I am sure this will continue over Halloween.
“Where this is found not to be the case, our approach has always been to engage with people and explain, encouraging them to adhere to the rules. However, we will use enforcement as a last resort to protect you and the wider community.
“My final plea is that if there is antisocial behaviour in your area please let us know about it by calling 101 or 999 if someone is in immediate danger.
“It is likely to be busy, so please bear with us if you can’t get through straight away. It’s really important that you let us know, so we can make sure our teams are in the right area at the right time.”
 

Why not try one of these Halloween Treats?


Pumpkin carving – Whether you go for a traditional spooky face, your favourite cartoon character or a rainbow for the NHS, nothing says Halloween like a pumpkin. Use LED lights inside your creations and display them on the windowsill for people to spot.
Bingoooooh – Head out to look at the decorations in your area with a list of spooky things to spot. You could even give a prize for the first one to see them all.
Spooky scavenger hunt – You don’t even need to leave the house for this one! Create some creepy clues and get the family searching the house.
Have a virtual Halloween costume competition using Zoom or Skype
Thriller night – there’s nothing like a scary movie to get into the Halloween mood.
 

Halloween Tricks to avoid


Traditional trick or treating or communal treat bowls
Parties or gatherings of more than six people

Winteringham Neighbourhood Watch

 

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20 September 2020 - Lifting the Police Tape - How Your Calls Help Us Catch Criminals


When you’ve been burgled, you want to know that you’re in a safe pair of hands.  Our Crime Resolution Team (CRT) make sure that’s exactly what you get from the minute you pick up the phone to tell us what’s happened.


As part of our ongoing efforts to ‘lift the police tape’ and give you more of an insight about what goes into our investigations, we caught up with CRT officer David Bamford to find out more.