Neighbourhood Watch

(Latest update of page 19th May 2022)

Latest News

Latest Priority Setting Meeting with local Neighbourhood Police Team minutes (April 2021) – Here
A useful link to the Nottinghamshire Police Advice Centre. This includes helpful advice on various issues related to policing and NHW –
The law relating to gypsies/travellers entering land illegally
Using CCTV on domestic premises – Government guidelines – Here
“Horse Sense for Motorists”
– the facts here
Cycling, The Highway Code and Rules of Etiquette
– The facts here

What does your Neighbourhood Watch team do for you? – here

If you would like to receive regular NHW email alerts relevant to Orston please email Bob Clarke at – over 140 residents have now subscribed

Your Street Co-ordinators are:
Lombard Street – Bob Clarke – Tel: 850015

High Street, Launder St & Church St – Peter Iley -Tel: 851298

Chapel St/Chapel Garth/The Green – Neville Foster Tel: 850840

Mill Lane/Lower Hill Top – Peter Henson Tel: 850783.

Station Road/Upper Hill Top – Jeff Dickinson Tel: 851375

Representing the Harvest Club – Herbert Wakefield

Their key aims are to raise the levels of NHW awareness and activity in the village, particularly in helping the more vulnerable to protect themselves and their property and to feel safe in their homes. The team are keen to hear from you with ideas for keeping Orston clear of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Neighbourhood Policing Team – Your Neighbourhood Watch coordinators have developed a good working relationship with the Bingham Neighbourhood Policing Team, particularly with PC Caroline Voce and PCSO David Wesson. We are also represented at the Local Area Group meetings with the police at which are discussed and agreed local policing priorities. This ensures our local concerns are heard and dealt with.

The latest police activity for our area (Bingham & Trent) can be found on the Notts. Police web page which is constantly updated and can be found here

Telephone Numbers
Emergency Calls – 999 – Threat to life, crime in progress, suspicious person

Local Police – 101 – Non-Urgent, Anything not happening now
101 is to be used when people simply want to talk to a local police officer or for other non-emergencies including reporting:-

  • a stolen car
  • damage to property
  • suspected drug use or dealing
  • theft of a mobile phone
  • a minor traffic collision, or
  • giving police information about crime in their area

If you have a hearing or speech impairment a text phone is available on 18001 101, but note this is only for Text Direct/Type Talk customers and not SMS

101 is available 24/7 and will cost 15p per call on all landlines and mobile phones irrespective of how long the call may last.

Reporting Crime anonymously
Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111

Link to Nottinghamshire Police – here

Security Advice

Catalytic converters –  Advice re reducing Catalytic Converter Thefts – here

Rural Crime – Advice for residents, farmers, business owners and Stables re Increase in RURAL crime – here

Look after your shed

After a recent spate of burglaries from garages and sheds the Police have distributed this document on ‘Securing your Shed’ – click here

Protect Your Valuables

Mark and register your valuables

For advice on property marking please refer to the police guide

Secure your bike

Make sure your the only one riding your bike. Click here for information

Oil Theft

Click here to see how best to protect your oil tank to avoid theft of domestic heating and commercial diesel oil which often  increases when the price of crude oil rises.

Keep Safe Online
Advice for keeping you, your family and your financial information safer on your PC / Laptops/ iPads – here

Rogue Traders
For any one concerned about dealing with ‘doorstep callers’ and ‘ rogue traders’ Bob Clarke can supply a very informative police DVD. The film runs for bout 20 minutes. Either email or call him on 850015

Keep yourself safe from SCAMS
Frequently members of Neighbourhood Watch contact the Police requesting information about what they believe are scams designed to defraud people. There are literally hundreds of such scams both Internet and telephone based and all, if you fall victim, will take your money.

It is recommended you take a look at the following bona-fide web site that gives details of many such scams. The web site is free and regularly updated and is well worth a visit. Scams are broken down into various sections and are easily navigated.

The web site is

If it’s an emergency and you or someone else are in immediate danger dial 999. Otherwise, If you’ve been scammed, ripped off or conned, there is something you can do about it – get in touch with Action Fraud – or by phone on 0300 123 2040.

Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. It provides a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. The service is run by the National Fraud Authority – the government agency that helps to co-ordinate the fight against fraud in the UK. It works with partners in law enforcement and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to make sure your fraud reports reach the right place.

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