Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter
Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks Newsletter Editor - Pat Halliday tel. 01202 700911 Distribution Manager - Peter Waldron tel. 01202 708495
Watch Annual General Meeting – Saturday 13th February
Canford Cliffs Village Hall, Ravine Road BH3 7HT 10.30am – 12noon
All residents in our Watch area are invited to this popular FREE annual Neighbourhood Watch event.
The guest speaker will be the Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Martyn Underhill. Our local Neighbourhood Policing Team will attend, but this is always subject to other priorities. You are invited to stay on afterwards to meet the speaker, talk with the Police officers about local safety and security matters and speak to active members of Neighbourhood Watch. This is an opportunity to meet like minded residents over a free glass of wine or soft drink & nibbles and speak to your Neighbourhood Watch Area Co-ordinators and other active Watch members.
Please arrive in good time to be seated and ready for a prompt start at 10.30am
Admission FREE— Everyone welcome
New Year message from Neighbourhood Watch
The mid-Winter festivities are over, and we have welcomed the New Year. The evenings are still long and dark and whilst it is cold and very damp outside this can be the time to check when the annual service is due for the house alarm, and when insurance policies are due for renewal. More importantly, you should also review insurance policies annually. Check that values are up to date. Remove any items sold or thrown away and add any new valuables whether
Christmas gifts or purchases over recent months. Record serial numbers and take photographs (with a ruler or tape measure in the frame) and attach to the receipt. Keep these in a safe, fireproof box or metal filing cabinet.
Dorset Fire & Rescue Service offer free home safety checks. They fit smoke alarms and give free home safety advice. See their website for eligibility and book your appointment online www.dorsetfire.gov.uk or phone 0800 038 2323 for details (free of charge on mobiles & landlines).
Throughout the year Dorset Police hold free bike tagging sessions at local venues. See the Dorset Police website for dates when this is available or contact our Neighbourhood Policing officers for details.
Wishing you a very safe and happy New Year.
Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT)
PS 1317 Ray Willmore
PC 2431 Sian Coombs, PC 2685 Aimee Garner
PCSO 5680 Linda Wilson, PCSO 6939 Chris Hardy
Follow them on TWITTER @SandbanksPolice
NPT Contact Details
Police non-emergency telephone number 101
Dorset Police website www.dorset.police.uk
Danger to life or crime in progress 999
How to contact Dorset Police
If your call is an emergency, i.e. a threat to life, or if a crime is in progress, always call 999 – don’t tweet or send a Facebook update. PHONE!!
For all routine or non- emergency matters, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101
Crime in our area
During December, there were no house burglaries in our Watch area, but thefts of high value bicycles stored in sheds and garages have increased across Poole. Thefts from motor vehicles have also in-creased. Leave nothing on display, remove all valu-ables and always lock the vehicle even if it is parked off the road in a garage or on the drive.
See full crime figures online at www.police.uk
Dorset Alert – community messaging
Register with ‘Dorset Alert’ to receive regular infor-mation and updates from Dorset Police on criminal activity in your area. For more information contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) details above or log on to www.dorsetalert.co.uk
Watch Information Centre
Meet a member of Neighbourhood Watch at the Canford Cliffs Library on the first Friday of every month 10.30am-12noon. Speak to them about any issues or concerns about local safety.
A Police officer always attends and you can ask for advice on home security.
There is a small stock of safety & security items.
Flashing armbands for pedestrians and cyclists are free of charge. They help you to be seen in dark morning and evenings. Also suitable for children and dog walkers wearing dark clothing.
Recently car a registration plate was stolen from a vehicle in Penn Hill. Car registration number plate security screw kits are available for £1.50 from the Information Centre.
Pick-up free Watch window stickers.