Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities

Burglary Prevention

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Neighbourhood Watch have launched a new campaign aimed to help us keep our homes and neighbourhoods safe, now that lockdown is easing and there are more people out and about again.
 
The campaign is called “Safety in Neighbours" and provides practical tools and advice to combat burglary. The idea is that life is safer when you know your neighbours – with more people looking out for unusual behaviour on our streets, burglaries can be prevented.
 
Look out for your neighbours and find out how you can prevent burglary in your area – the following link has guidance, practical advice, a burglary-prevention toolkit and more information about the “Safety in Neighbours” initiative - Click here

Burglary

If you are a victim of burglary,  the impact is not just financial it can affect your emotional well-being and your sense of security. The first thing to remember is that it’s normal to feel upset about a burglary in your home. You may experience the emotional after-effects for a few days, a few weeks or longer – or they may come in waves. Try to remember that it takes time to get over something like burglary, but that you should try to avoid dwelling on it as much as possible. What you’re feeling is normal, and if you look after yourself, you will feel better. 

What should you do?

If you see a burglary happening, or has just happened and the offenders are still in the area, call 999. The police will attend straight away.

If you find a burglary has happened when you come home you can use report online or call 101.  The police will then attend as soon as they can.

A crime report will be created and you will be given a crime reference number.  

Further information from the police is available on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary  Website.

More Help and Advice

There are a number of organistions that can give you help and advice on what to do and also to offer you support. 

  • Victim Support are a very good source of help and information  - their burglary section is here and their leaflet can be downloaded here
  • The  Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme  will help secure your home. This is a free service for those aged 60 and over. 
  • A helpful list of things to do can be found on the Police.uk site