WELCOME  to  CAMBRIDGESHIRE  NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

 This is the official website of the Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association.   It is managed by the Cambridgeshire NW 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.   
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TOPICAL   ITEMS :

CAMBS POLICE CAMPAIGN     Stay in – Speak out
People are being encouraged to report any concerns or suspicious behaviour in their community as part of a new campaign to highlight crimes which may have previously gone unnoticed.    The Force’s new ‘Stay In, Speak Out’ campaign highlights the continuing Coronavirus pandemic which has led to people changing where they work and tending to spend more time at home.

To view Stay in – Speak out Campaign      Click here
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NW: SAFER AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES

Want to Find Your Local NW Scheme  : Click Here 
then Enter Your Post Code

After inserting your postcode you will see a list of the nearest NW registered schemes in your local area.    Our county policy is to network with schemes that are both Police and NW 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. 

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The AGM for 2020 via Zoom was held at 10.00am on Saturday 12th September
At the Meeting the following papers were reviewed : 

THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE  POLICE  CONSTABULARY 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 and menus for access to a wide range of Police Info and Advice   e.g How to register to Join Ecops. 
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Neighbourhood Watch  Lapel Pin Badges

For purchasing  NW Lapel Pin Badges
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Update on installing NW 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 NW Coordinators” and Click on the first topic on the drop-down menu.

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Hang up on fraud

Concerned about cold calls and fraudulent scams ?    NW 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

Rogue Traders
For advice from Trading Standards Click here

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