Welcome to Neighbourhood Watch Update Three. As usual the format is a brief summary of each item with a link to more detailed information where appropriate.

Included in this Update:

1. No Cold Calling Zones
2. Police advice on home security
3. Victim Support
4. Support a Watch
5. How safe is your ‘safe place'?
6. Crime & Anti Social Behaviour data


1. No Cold Calling Zone

There seems to be a growing interest from NHW groups in No Cold Calling Zones. Attached is an information sheet from Trading Standards which summarises what a ‘No Cold Calling Zone' is and how it works.

2. Humberside Police: Summer Security

Opportunist burglaries do increase during the summer months. Humberside Police would like to remind people to not be complacent and to be vigilant at all times. Please distribute the attached information sheet to your members.

3. Victim Support Service

I recently had a meeting with the above organisation and felt it worthwhile reminding you of its' existence. Victim Support is a charity providing free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

Further information attached, including the contact number (0300 303 1971) - here's hoping we never need to ring them.

4. Support a Watch

This is a new initiative launched by ‘Ourwatch' (the national NHW network) to encourage individuals and businesses to donate resources to NHW groups. It centres around a page on the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network website which features up to 10 NHW projects at a time for a 3 month period each.

For more information please go to www.ourwatch.org.uk - click on ‘Get Involved' then scroll down to ‘Support a Watch' (bottom left).

You will need to complete an application form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration. Personally, if your NHW group is in need of financial support I would suggest that you approach local businesses first.

5. How safe is your ‘safe place'?

The attached article is taken from ‘The Crime Prevention' website so you may've already read it but I thought it sufficiently interesting to include here in case you haven't seen it.

It may be of most use to anyone considering buying a Safe but it's also worth reading for those of us (like me) who have ‘safe places' around the house that I think no one will ever think of looking!

If you are all avid readers of crime prevention websites and were already aware of the attached please let me know and I will desist from including articles such as this in the future. Please note, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is not endorsing any product mentioned in this article.


6. East Riding Overview of Crime and Anti Social Behaviour Data

Please see attached data which provides ‘headline' data on crimes which are most likely to be of interest to neighbourhood watch groups, broken down by Neighbourhood Policing Team area.

Please note that this data is from a slightly different source than last time - the Data Observatory - which is why Q4 figures are slightly different than previously. If you would like to access more crime data for your area please visit the Data Observatory - www.eastriding.gov.uk/dataobs



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