Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer Role

Wiltshire police have created a new Volunteer role to help the Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Committee to support and build the Neighbourhood Watch Network in Wiltshire. Role Description: The Neighbourhood Watch scheme is a partnership intended to bring people together to make their communities safer. Neighbourhood Watch is the UK's largest voluntary movement. As the Wiltshire … Continue reading Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer Role

Security advice after spate of local burglaries

Police are urging people to follow security advice after a number of burglaries in Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon and Westbury where car keys and vehicles have been stolen. Over the past week officers have been called to a series of incidents in the west of the county where houses were broken into and thieves took … Continue reading Security advice after spate of local burglaries

Protect your email against criminals

  Email accounts contain more than just your emails, they contain a wealth of sensitive information. Criminals can use your email to reset passwords or obtain personal and financial information, such as your bank details, full address or DOB, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. Secure your email account with two simple steps… 1 … Continue reading Protect your email against criminals

Safety warning as temperatures plummet

With a Siberian blast of cold weather continuing over the coming days, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice to local people on the best ways to stay safe and warm. Area Manager Craig Baker said: “The Met Office is warning of an exceptionally cold snap over the next few days and, … Continue reading Safety warning as temperatures plummet

Be alert to Flight Ticket Fraud

ACTION FRAUD have issued a warning through the Wiltshire Community Messaging service concerning fraudsters who attempt to entice victims looking for cheap flights abroad. Victims have reported booking tickets via websites or a “popular” ticket broker, only to discover that after payment via bank transfer or electronic wire transfer, the tickets/booking references received are counterfeit. … Continue reading Be alert to Flight Ticket Fraud

Phantom Debt Fraud

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of … Continue reading Phantom Debt Fraud

Beware unlicenced pedlars

Last week a villager was called upon by a male ‘working for a homeless charity’ selling items at the door. The villager asked him if he had a Pedlar’s Certificate and when he said he didn’t, sent him away. It was reported to the police via 101, and notified to the Neighbourhood Watch group. His … Continue reading Beware unlicenced pedlars

Keevil War Memorial awarded Listed Building Status

Keevil War Memorial, Outside St Leonard's Churchyard, Off School Close, Keevil, Wiltshire – List Entry Number: 1451634 Extract from letter to the Parish Council Clerk from Joanne Gould, Listing Coordinator War Memorials, Historic England We have taken into account all the representations made, and completed our assessment of the memorial. I am pleased to inform you … Continue reading Keevil War Memorial awarded Listed Building Status

New Temporary Chief Constable at Wiltshire Police

A Temporary Chief Constable has been appointed at Wiltshire Police. The announcement follows current Chief Constable, Mike Veale’s decision to move to Cleveland Police. Current Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Kier Pritchard will step up into the role,with effect from Monday 5 March, having served as a police officer in Wiltshire since 1993 and as ACC … Continue reading New Temporary Chief Constable at Wiltshire Police