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Stolen parcels

It has recently been reported that an Amazon delivery driver stole a parcel from another delivery company that was left on a front doorstep while the resident changed their baby in the house, because they couldn’t carry the parcel and child inside. The theft took place earlier in September and was reported to the police. […]

Derbyshire Alert goes live

Derbyshire Alert is a two-way messaging system which can be used by Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT’s) and the force Media Team to make contact with the public via email or text message.  The messages are sent to specific targeted areas where a crime has been committed.  The system can also be used for information appeals […]

Bike thefts increase across the region

Jon Rawlinson, Baslow and Bubnell’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, is warning all bicycle owners that an increasing number of bike thefts across the Peak District are being reported. His advice is to be extremely vigilant with your cycles and ensure that they are well secured, whether overnight at your home or when you are out and […]

Neighbourhood Watch patrols pay dividends

Jon Rawlinson, the Peak District’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, is delighted to report that on 18 August a successful Joint Nuisance and Crime Patrol took place. With the support of the Peak District Neighbourhood Watch, Derbyshire Police Specials, Rural Crime and the SNT, small groups of young people were spotted near Ladybower Reservoir around 2am. After […]

Don’t get scammed by blackmail emails

Several poeple across the region have received blackmail-type bogus emails, threatening to reveal personal details unless a ransom is paid in Bitcoin. These emails may originate from Brazil and are not usually addressed to a particular individual and the content is generally non-specific in respect of what information is supposedly held and what will be […]

Burglary on School Lane

From the Neighbourhood Watch Facebook Page Report of a Dwelling Burglary on School Lane near to the school early afternoon Monday 4 June 2018. It would appear that two offenders were possibly disturbed, seen by and even challenged by residents. Excellent work by both parties. Police and scenes of crime attended and the officer in […]

Take Five To Stop Fraud

Take Five To Stop Fraud is the national campaign from Financial Fraud Action UK and the UK government, backed by the banking industry, to help combat fraud. Their advice is really simple but it can stop you becoming a victim of fraud: A genuine bank or organisaiton will never contact you out-of-the-blue to ask for your […]

A wheelie good deterrent

The Baslow and Bubnell Neighbourhood Watch Wheelie Bin Sticker Initiative has just been launched. The Street Wardens will be delivering Neighbourhood Watch newsletters together with a Neighbourhood Watch wheelie bin sticker. Where possible the Street Wardens will attach the stickers to the wheelie bins. This is the first Neighbourhood Watch initiative of its type in […]

Scams Bulletin

The latest bulletin gives details of various scams that Derbyshire County Council staff have been alerted to in recent weeks. Please feel free to share this bulletin, which you can send to colleagues, family members or friends as it is a public bulletin. Stay safe this Christmas. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SHARE THE BULLETIN

RFID Wallets: selling like hot cakes

The first batch of RFID Wallets has sold very well in the Baslow Village Shop and Post Office. The owners have now ordered another 200 units from Chesterfield and District Neighbourhood Watch, which should be delivered in the very near future.

Keyless cars are being targeted by criminals

The latest alert from Baslow Neighbourhood Watch focuses on the growing number of thefts of cars with keyless entry systems. There have been several thefts recently where the offenders have been caught on home CCTV systems showing them using a device that amplifies the signal from car keys whilst they are inside your house. This […]

Neighbourhood Watch: Don’t buy from doorstep sellers

Officers are reminding residents to follow advice over unexpected doorstep callers following two fish seller incidents in the Derbyshire Dales. It is after an elderly man in Bradwell, and an elderly man in Stoney Middleton, bought fish from a doorstep seller on Friday, September 8. In one of the incidents it is believed the man […]

Scams Bulletin

The third edition of Derbyshire County Council Scams Awareness Bulletin (August 2017), is now available, which provides details of scams that council staff have been made aware of over the last few weeks. Please feel free to share the link to this bulletin, which you can send on to colleagues, family members or friends. Click on this […]

Beware of the phone scammers

It has been reported by Jon Rawlinson, the Baslow Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, that there has been a spate of people being contacted by callers purporting to be from BT. The bogus callers are contacting people and using various techniques to try to access personal information. The recent incident involved the callers explaining that Jon’s computer […]

DERBYSHIRE TRUSTED TRADERS

Finding a company that you can trust to do some work for you can be a bit daunting. How can you be sure that you won’t get ripped off? What if things go wrong? How do you choose between lots of different companies? These questions were the driving force behind Derbyshire County Council setting up […]