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Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch Association

UPDATE (01/10/2021)
From 1st August 2021 the new management team have taken over the running of the association. It is with many thanks to the outgoing team for their help and support.

To formally vote in the new management team (see Committee webpage and Alert below) we propose to hold an AGM, on Wednesday 27th October 2021. Further details below:

Dear Coordinators/Members

Earlier this year the previous committee asked me to take-over as chair of the Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch Association. This is an interesting and formidable challenge, aggravated by COVID. The outgoing team have left a strong heritage for which we must be most grateful.

COVID regulations have made it very difficult to be confident setting up a meeting that is open to all causing a delay in the AGM and all other activities.

The AGM will be on Wednesday 27th October at 7 pm. Please note the time is earlier than normal. We shall meet as usual at the United Reform Church. It would be most helpful if you can let us know if you are coming.

Please confirm your attendance at the following address:

Our guest speaker will be from Trading Standard and Age Concern talking about how to avoid ‘Scams’, an ever present problem.

I look forwards to seeing you at the meeting and I hope working with you all making our town a safe and friendly community.

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Blatchford

Acting Chair.

Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch Association

Contact Details for all types of Scams etc:

New Bank Scams Helpline - 159

Stop Scams UK and Global Cyber Alliance have launched the UK-wide 159 call service, which is designed to guarantee consumers a safe route to contacting their banks. But, as yet, not all banks have signed up to this but most of the major banks have.

For more details of when to use this service and which banks are taking part go the Moneysavingsexpert website link:

Suspicious emails

Forward the email to

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will investigate it.

HMRC Suspicious Emails

Forward suspicious emails claiming to be from HMRC to and texts to 60599, or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

Text messages

Forward the text message to 7726 - it’s free.

This will report the message to your mobile phone provider.


Report scam or misleading adverts to the Advertising Standards Authority. You can report adverts found online, including in search engines, websites or on social media.

You can also report scam or misleading adverts to Google if you found them in Google search results, or report to Bing if you found them in Bing search results.

If you think you’ve been a victim of an online scam or fraud

Contact Action Fraud if you think you’ve lost money or been hacked because of an online scam or fraud. You can:

  • report online - either sign up for an account or continue as a ‘guest’ or call 0300 123 2040

DVLA Tax Scam

One of our members has reported an other nasty scam, reportedly from the DVLA:

"Our records show that you are not up-to-date with your vehicle tax.
This is a reminder (V11) and a last chance warning letter from us.

Tax your car, motorcycle or other vehicle today to avoid unpleasant consequences.
Your must tax your vehicle even if you don't have pay anything, for example if you're exempt because you're disabled.

You'll need to meet all the legal obligations for drivers before you can drive.

Click Here To Start (link removed)

You can be up to £1000 if you don't renew your vehicle tax."

Please do not click any links and either report to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm), or by using their online reporting tool, which is available 24/7. (added 12/07/2021)

Dog Thefts

One of our members has sent in an email regarding a possible method of identifying properties with dogs that could be stolen at a later date:

"Just to inform people to look out for chalking on gates etc, Mine was heavily marked Friday night as I have dogs. This is the 2nd time, so clearly they are watching. "

If you own a dog or not please be alert to new markings on your gates or walls that might be put there by thieves to identify that dogs or other property could be stolen in the near future. (added 04/2021)

Calendar Updates:

Please have a look at the Calendar from the main menu for Public Meeting details (and cancellations) and any additional Policing events throughout the rest of 2021. 

  • 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 drop down menu options.

    New Publications: