12th October 2017
Our Witney Policing page will feature news and advice, along with a live twitter stream from our local officers. There are downloads of useful posters and leaflets to keep you safe online and in your home.
You can contact your neighbourhood police team by email here:
Neighbourhood Watch Schemes
*NEW Witney Neighbourhood Watch Schemes*
Do you care about the community you live in? Would you like to be part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme?
We now have new NHW schemes in Witney North, East, South, West and Central. They promise to be a great schemes that welcome all residents from the town to join. They are there to increase awareness about what is happening around us and to make sure we are looking out for each other, especially the elderly and more vulnerable members of our community.
Witney has a great community and needs you to join too…
As a member of a scheme you will receive:
– Thames Valley Police Neighbourhood alerts
– Local information and alerts specific to Witney that come from our local Neighbourhood Police team and other NHW members
– Invitations to Action & Awareness events that are held throughout the year
– Crime reduction advice and information
– No Cold Callers door sticker (OCC Trading Standards)
– Neighbourhood Watch Scheme member door/window sticker
– UV pen to mark your own valuables
It is important to get to know who your neighbours are. By working together, we can help to tackle local issues, including anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, which can help to reduce crime.
If you would like to join the scheme, please email us at: NHWwestoxon@gmail.com or send a direct message to the Witney NHW page, giving your name, address and phone number. You can also speak to our Neighbourhood Police team on 101.
We look forward to welcoming you.
West Oxon & Cherwell NHW Representative
“See how Neighbourhood Watch can make a difference to our community”
Here is the facebook page:
Message from Thames Valley Police Neighbourhood Alert.
We have received a number of reports about fraudsters posing as HMRC. There is currently a telephone scam where a recorded message is left, allegedly from HMRC, stating that HMRC are bringing a lawsuit against the individual and is going to sue them. The recipient is asked to phone 0161 8508494 or 02821788308 and press “1” or 101 to speak to the officer dealing with the case. One elderly lady has been asked to purchase gift cards and someone will collect them, another has been asked to buy iPhone vouchers. This scam is becoming widely reported and seems to be targeting older people. Please do not reply to the message.
HMRC takes security very seriously but you need to be alert. If you cannot verify the identity of the person making the call you should not disclose your personal details. You should report these incidents on the Action Fraud website, or you can call them on 0300 123 2040 (Please note this number will be charged at your normal network rate). They are open Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00.
To learn more about dealing with phishing and scams visit www.GOV.UK