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  • Avon & Somerset Police News for Nailsea

Until Avon & Somerset Police appoint a replacement NHW Administrator there will be a reduced Alerts service. If you would like to keep abreast of Police news in our area please go to the A&S Police website:                                Alternatively for more general news please go to:

  • 13/03/2019 - Somerset NHW update

Following Lindsey’s unexpected retirement we will be running a reduced service to Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in the area she previously administrated. We hope to have to have her replacement in place as soon as possible and would like to apologise for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions in the meantime please email:

  • Message from the office

For the information of all Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

Please note that from today this office will not be staffed as I [Lindsey Stone] shall be on leave and then retiring at the end of March.

I would like to extend my thanks to all Co-ordinators across Somerset, some of whom I have known for many years. I wish you all well for the future.

To contact a Neighbourhood Watch Administrator in the meantime please use the following Email address

  • Calendar Updates:

Please have a look at the Calendar from the main menu for additional Policing events throught the rest of 2019. - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SPEAKER FOR 3rd JULY 2019 AGM/PUBLIC MEETING

  • Catalytic Converter Thefts:

There have been a spate of recent thefts of Catalytic Converters from vehicles in the Nailsea area. Thieves are targeting these by simply unbolting or cutting them out to take to unscrupulous  metal recyclers for the precious metals, such as platinum, palladium and rhodium, that are inside the converters. This is a very audacious crime and difficult to guard against unless the car can be garaged whenever possible. Where the car has an alarm system that is activated if the car is lifted or tilted do make sure it has been set when the car is locked. There are even catalytic converter protection devices or marking systems approved by

Even parking the car in a spot overlooked by residents could be a deterrent.

If you see someone acting suspiciously under a vehicle, report it to the police. If your converter is stolen contact the police immediately by calling 101.  

  • Nextdoor Network:

One of our Coordinators has had a note posted through the door asking him to join a “neighbourhood watch” group called Nextdoor. It describes itself as “Nextdoor is the free, private social network for your neighbourhood. It is the best way for you and your neighbours to hear what’s happening in your local community”. The coordinator said other neighbours have also had letters via a resident in an adjoining road and it includes a code to be used within seven days. We were asked if this group was associated the National or Nailsea NHW. It isn’t and we were not aware of it until now. It sounds very altruistic and is described as like Facebook for your neighbourhood. But before anyone should join we would encourage you to look online at the reviews that abound, which seem to be mixed to say the least, before giving over any personal details and ask yourself what is the company getting out of this?

  • Scam

One of our members has just sent us a message via the Website that they have been phoned regarding a council tax rebate:

"received phone call from'Council Offices' that my house had been

re-banded so I was due 22 rebate for past 14 years.admin fees were
120. She,(called Cleo) requested bank details.. Phoned Council offices
in WSM. told no such government rebate was in progress! Cleo's
telephone number..0203 8616393."

This is yet another attempt to trick people into divulging their bank details - don't do it!

  • Alerts from Action Fraud:

New: The latest Scam alerts from Action Fraud can now be seen on our website under Crime Prevention + - Scams page or via the left hand menu options.

  • 101 or 999 - which one should you call? 

When in a panic it's easy to become confused and forget which number to call and which one is the most appropriate - to find the answer select the link below to the Avon & Somerset Police website and take the test:

101 or 999?