Police and Neighbourhood Watch


The non-emergency Police telephone number is 101
or call the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS anonymously on 0800 555 111

Neighbourhood Watch national website:
www.ourwatch.org.uk


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The next Neighbourhood beat surgery (16 September 2018)
The next Neighbourhood watch beat surgery will be held at St Stephens Church, 10am Saturday October 13th. Please do come along to meet your local Bobby and raise any issues you feel are appropriate.


Neighbourhood Watch (March 2014)
If you were at the 2014 LCA AGM, you will have heard from our Beat Officers how important Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Schemes are as a tool for fighting crime. The Association co ordinates the local 'Watchers', and provides training and advice with regards as to what to look out for, whom to report to, and action to be taken when suspecting criminal activity in your area.

If you are interested in signing up as a 'Watcher', or for more information, please contact:
Delia Jay | Email


Police notice (8 November 2018)
06/11/18 7164 CN201-CS226 Message from PCC Mountstevens

Residents are being asked whether they are prepared to pay an additional £1 a month towards policing from April, 2019.
Last year the Government unexpectedly gave all Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across the country the flexibility to raise the policing part of the council tax by £1 a month for the average band D household.
Sue Mountstevens is hoping that PCCs will be given that flexibility again this year, she said: "With last year's £1 rise we were able to start an ambitious programme of recruitment and commit to employing up to 300 police officers. We were also able to protect neighbourhood policing, the police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in your local area, all thanks to your support for the rise. The Chief Constable and I have agreed that next year's focus will concentrate on serious violence. The threat from serious and organised crime has changed rapidly, increasing in both volume and complexity and preying on the most vulnerable in society.
"If we are able to increase the policing part of the council tax by £1 a month next year and the Government grant for policing stays the same and there are no additional surprises we are committed to a new focus on burglary and drugs. We must continue to dismantle the recruitment of vulnerable young people into 'county lines' drugs gangs. It's clear that this leads to an increase in knife-crime and serious violence, including stabbings and gang-related disorder and it must be tackled and given the right resources. I absolutely recognise that any increase in household bills will be felt by residents and it's not easy to keep asking local people to contribute to the issues that we are facing in policing and as a society. It's really important that residents tell me what they would be prepared to pay. These are difficult decisions and I need to be sure that I have heard from as many local people as possible."
Sue Mountstevens is asking for people's views in an online survey on her website http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk which closes at midnight on January 14, 2019.
For further information or to request a copy of the survey please call 01278 646188.
Ms Mountstevens has also spoken to hundreds of residents while visiting events across the summer. Sue will continue to talk about the policing part of the council tax at her surgery sessions find out where she will be on her website http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): Bath - Lansdown Crescent/Mews (Bath, BA15SW).


27/02/18 7164 CS218-CS226 Appeal after Bath street robberies (27 February 2018)
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after four street robberies were reported in Bath. They all happened on Sunday 25 February between 7.45pm and 8.15pm. In each case members of the public were threatened with a knife. The first was in Margaret's Buildings, at about 7.46pm when a 21-year-old man was threatened by a lone offender who stole cash from him.
Soon afterwards, in Catherine Place, a 62-year-old man was approached by two men. The pair made off empty-handed after a couple came along.
A 35-year-old woman was threatened by two men who stole her purse in Gloucester Street. Finally at about 8.15pm a 22-year-old woman had her keys taken from her in Camden Crescent.
The suspects were described as:
1. A white man, late teens to early twenties, around 6ft or 6ft2ins tall, of skinny build, wearing a black hooded top and dark trousers. He is believed to have had dark stubble on his face.
2. A white man, late teens to early twenties, about 5ft 10ins tall, slim build, wearing dark clothing. He is believed to have a wispy beard.
Officers are especially keen to trace the stolen purse, described as a black leather purse from an Italian brand, with a silver-coloured plaque on the front, containing bank cards, loyalty cards and a UK driving licence as well as cash.
Anyone who has found the purse, or who has any other information which could help our investigation is asked to get in touch online, or by calling 101, quoting reference
5218042962 (Margaret’s Buildings);
5218042917 (Catherine Place);
5218042950 (Gloucester Street); or
5218042919 (Camden Crescent).
Alternatively, ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. You could even qualify for a reward and still remain anonymous.


Latest Neighbourhood Watch alert. Telephone Scam (5 February 2018)
We’ve been made aware of a current scam in which a man has been telephoning elderly residents in the Bristol area, claiming to be a police officer. In this case the man claims to be a ‘DS Jason Colby of Putney police station’, and says two suspects have been found in possession of cloned bank cards for the account belonging to the resident.
Please be alert when answering the phone to anyone claiming to be from the police or your bank and asking for your bank details. Banks and police officers will NEVER ask for your PIN. They’ll always give you time to verify their identification and won’t hurry or alarm you. They’ll be happy to call back when you can have someone you trust with you. If you’re suspicious of a caller who says they’re a police officer, ring off and call us on 101 to check. Similarly, check with your bank using the number on your statement or in the phone book.
Action Fraud is the national fraud reporting centre. Visit their website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk for a full list of scams and frauds and share the information if you have a vulnerable family member, friend or neighbour.
If you think you have been defrauded, contact Action Fraud on 0300 1232040.