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Neighbourhood Watch

USEFUL CONTACT DETAILS

Staffordshire Police Emergency Number

In the case of an emergency call 999

Staffordshire Police Non Emergency Number 101 For all non-emergency calls.

The call handler will transfer you to the most appropriate person to deal with your enquiry.

www.staffordshire.police.uk

The Chase Watch Team

We provide members of Neighbourhood Watch and other Watches with support, guidance and advice:

Vicki Singleton: Telephone 01543-464218

e-mail: victoria.singleton@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

Ash Connor: Telephone 01785-234129

e-mail: patrick.connor@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

OWL (On-line Watch Link): www.owl.co.uk

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue

Non Emergency Number: 08451-22-11-55

www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk

For information and advice.

Book a free Home Fire risk Check by calling 0800-0241-999 or on line at:

www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/bookyourhfrc.asp

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

Trader Register: call 01785 330888

Many consumers find it difficult to find a trader they can rely upon when they need building or

repair work carried out upon their homes. The Trader Register aims to reassure consumers, providing advice and information on employing a trader and working together to get things right first time. The Register covers all aspects of home improvement and repair work, including building, carpentry, external property repairs, decorating and home security. To contact the register please call between 10am and 4pm

Consumer Direct: call 08454 04 05 06

Provides practical consumer advice on all kinds of consumer issues from problems with cars to faulty household appliances

Fly Tipping

Report incidents of fly tipping to your local council on the following numbers:

Cannock Chase District Council

01543 462621

Stafford Borough Council 01785 619401

South Staffs Council 01902 696000

Preferencing Services

To cut down on telephone cold-calling telephone 0845 070 0707.

The call must be made from the telephone number receiving the unwanted calls. You can also use this number to reduce the number of unwanted text messages to your mobile phone.

To reduce cold-calling Fax messages call 0845 070 0702

To cut down on personally addressed junk mail, call 0845-703-4599 Allow at least four months before you will see a reduction in the amount you receive.

Staffordshire Trading Standards:

01785 277888 for free information, advice and assistance to consumers.

Staffordshire Trading Standards 24 hour Rapid Response Team: 0777 379 2252

They can advise or respond to anyone in the community who thinks that they are being targeted by a rogue doorstep trader.

The team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111

To pass specific information about crime or criminals, anonymously, without direct contact with the police.

Cannock Chase District Council 01543-462621

S Staffs District Council 01902-696000

Stafford Borough Council 01785-619000

NHWN (Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network) www.ourwatch.org.uk

Staffordshire Police have received reports recently of residents receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the Sky TV call centre and informing them they need to renew their Sky TV cards.
They then go on to ask for personal details.

Please be on your guard and remember never to give out personal or bank details to strangers over the phone.

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Coordinator: Mandy Causer, "Beechcroft", High Street, Church Eaton

For more information and contacts go to:    http://www.staffordshire.police.uk/nwatch4.htm

What is Neighbourhood Watch?
The principle is simple. Through communication and cooperation, neighbours work together to protect their community and report suspicious people and incidents to the police.

Neighbourhood Watch schemes help to develop a greater shared awareness between police and local residents of a community's problems. They also give local people a better understanding of the practical steps that can be taken to tackle problems - either through greater vigilance, or crime prevention measures.

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The benefits of belonging to a scheme

  • Improved communication between police and public. Residents are encouraged to pass information to the police so officers can deal with local problems. The police can also quickly circulate crime information to an area via the WatchOUT system
  • Criminals can be deterred from entering an area if they know residents are vigilant and have taken steps to safeguard their property
  • Members can get crime prevention advice from both the police and their co-ordinators
  • Many insurance companies offer reduced premiums to Neighbourhood Watch members
  • Fosters a community spirit and can give peace of mind.

Neighbourhood Watch in Staffordshire
There are more than 2000 Neighbourhood Watch schemes in Staffordshire. Each normally comprises of a local coordinator and ten members.

The force uses WatchOUT, a county-wide computerised message delivery system, to pass up-to-date information speedily to Neighbourhood Watch coordinators.

The aims of Staffordshire Police Neighbourhood Watch are to:

  • reduce crime (especially house burglaries), and the fear of crime
  • develop a community spirit among people living in Neighbourhood Watch areas
  • enhance the relationship between the police and the public by encouraging greater contact
  • encourage residents to help themselves by helping the police prevent and detect crime
  • encourage residents to be more security conscious.
 

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