Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities

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Immobilise

Do you want to help to reduce crime and increase your chances of getting your property back if it's lost or stolen?

Immobilise is the world's largest register of possession ownership details and is supported throughout the UK by the police and other Law Enforcement bodies.

Immobilise is a free database which allows you to store the identification details of your valuables. If the police recover property they suspect might be stolen they will check the database to see if any of the serial numbers or details are listed.

Immobilise can be used by any members of the public and businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets and remember this is a totally free service.

Immobilise is accredited as an ACPO Secured by Design service and is secured to very high standards.

Full details about this service are on the Immobilise web site at https://www.immobilise.com/

About Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives ever. By joining together with your neighbours, you can help to reduce crime and make your community safer for everyone. This is a vision shared by millions of people around the country. We all know that the police are there to fight crime, but they need help to do an effective job.

 

Neighbourhood Watch is an active partnership with the police and can help to:

  • Reduce crime and the opportunities for crime
  • Help and reassure those who live in fear of crime
  • Encourage neighbourliness and closer communities

Useful Information and Fact Sheet

Why YOU need a good neighbour.

  Neighbourhood Watch is good for YOU

  

What Neighbourhood Watch Offers

  • More neighbourliness.
  • You’re more joined up to deal with or respond to problems.
  • More awareness about local crime levels.
  • People feel safer when they feel part of the neighbourhood.
  • Discount on home insurance maybe 5% to 10%
  • Access to further low price crime prevention items, such as purse bells.
  • A Neighbourhood Watch community is a friendlier community.
  • Improved community spirit.
  • Vulnerable neighbours feel less isolated.
  • Research shows such communities have healthier living standards.
  • People help each other out.
  • Older residents living on their own feel re assured and comforted knowing there are people living nearby who would help them if they need it.
  • Share local problems and share the solutions.
  • In Partnership with the Police for many years.
  • Communications to/from the police and Neighbourhood Watch by ALERT/eCops e mail scheme.
  • Own Website
Read more: Useful Information and Fact Sheet

Stay Safe Book

 Stay Safe front Cover

The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) has just published a comprehensive collection of crime prevention and safety advice. 

You can download the document by clicking on the image. If you would like to read the booklet on screen without downloading click here.

At present, it is only available in electronic format. However,

The Neighbourhood Watch Network are looking into ways of producing it in hard copy format.

Stay Safe Cards

A really good idea from Cambridgeshire Police, welll worth checking out.

The Stay Safe card was developed so that vulnerable people can get support in the community.

The cards hold information about the card holder:

  • Health concerns
  • Communication issues
  • Helpful contact details for friends and family
  • Contact instructions if the police are required
Read more: Stay Safe Cards

Subcategories

Fraud, often called Scams, is the fastest growing area of crime and is often not reported.

ActionFraud is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre.

They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.

Click here to download a leaflet about Action Fraud.

Click here to read the article on What to Do if you or someone you know thinks they might have been scammed.