PCSO Allan Waller and PCSO Dean Redhead

PCSO Allan Waller and PCSO Dean Redhead

Help Prevent Keyless Vehicle Theft

There have been a number of vehicle thefts in Chorleywood in recent weeks. Most of these have been keyless vehicles. People can protect their vehicles by putting the keycard in protective pouches whilst in the home. These can be purchased very cheaply on the internet or through the OWL services. More information is available in the attached leaflet.

Hertfordshire’s Neighbourhood Watch has joined the Herts COVID Information Champions network

Hertfordshire’s Neighbourhood Watch has joined the Herts COVID Information Champions network.  The network has been set up by Community Help Hertfordshire in partnership with Herts County Council to help empower residents by sharing the latest advice about COVID, so that you can help your family, friends and community make sense of the facts and make informed choices.

COVID Information Champions will receive the latest facts and figures each week, by email or Whatsapp; access to the network of information and materials in different languages; and access to the Covid Info Champions Facebook page and website.  Champions are also encouraged to feed back to Community Help Hertfordshire what is happening in the local community and any concerns raised.  If you would like to become a COVID Information Champion, or find out more about the network, please see the attached leaflet.

Some recent information from the COVID Information Champions network includes:

If you are age 65+ and have not yet had your first Covid-19 vaccination, you are encouraged to contact the NHS to book your appointment without waiting for an invitation. Visit www.nhs.covid-vaccination or call 119 if you cannot book online

Covid-19 Vaccines: Scientific Evidence and Reassurance can be found at: https://www.hcpa.info/covid-19-vaccinations/

Adults with Learning Difficulties will soon be contacted for their vaccination.  Easy read resources can be found at:https://www.healthierfuture.org.uk

Resources in other languages for people who may be hesitant about having the vaccine can be found at:here Current Guidance (communityhelpherts.net)

We have also attached a top tips guide from the NHS in regards to attending vaccination appointments that we hope you will find useful.

Chorleywood Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter | Autumn 2020

This new edition includes several interesting items, including: the Top 10 Covid-19 scams and how to avoid them; how to look after your vehicle’s smart key; up to date Chorleywood crime statistics; information about Chorleywood Residents’ Association newsletter; the latest OWL sign-up statistics; how to form road and street WhatsApp groups and a list of useful contact telephone numbers and email addresses.

Make your home more secure this autumn

Autumn is here and the clocks will be going back at the end of the month. As the afternoons grow darker Hertfordshire Constabulary is reminding residents to keep their homes secure and report suspicious behaviour.

Please see link below for the advice press release.

Make your home more secure this autumn (pdf document, 124 KB)

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2019-20 Edition of Policing Hertfordshire For Everyone is now available online

The Equality Act 2010 requires all public services to publish information showing how they meet their responsibilities under the Act.

To fulfil this duty, Hertfordshire Constabulary produces an annual ‘Policing Hertfordshire for everyone’ booklet.  The newly published 2019-20 edition showcases some of the work undertaken during the 2019-20 policing year to support our diverse communities, tackle discrimination and offer equal opportunities for all.

Owing to current health risks arising from browsing publications in public places, we have printed a limited number this year, and are instead encouraging people to read the electronic version of the booklet, which has been published on the Constabulary’s website, and can be found at www.herts.police.uk/ph4e.

Should you wish to collect a printed copy of the booklet, a limited number will soon be available at police station enquiry desks.

Burglary Crime Prevention

I am writing to request you do a security check of your homes, sheds and outbuildings now that summer has come to an end and the nights are drawing in.

Tips to prevent Burglary:

  • Check all downstairs windows and doors are locked and secure before you leave or go to bed. If you are going out, lock upstairs windows too (if you remove keys, ensure you have a fire escape plan.)
  • Don’t leave car keys, mobile phones, wallets or other valuables on window sills, in hallways or in any other visible place.
  • Double-lock UPVC doors by lifting the handle and locking it to engage the security features.
  • Use timer switches on lamps to give the impression someone is at home. Ensure your driveway/pathway is well lit overnight – we advise using low level LED ‘Dusk to Dawn’ lighting rather than sensor lighting as false activations from animals/trees mean people become passive and don’t react.
  • Secure your rear garden: lock rear gates, securely lock sheds and garages and keep tools and ladders locked away as they could be used to break into your home. Cover items up such as lawnmowers and high value items so that they cannot be easily seen from outside.
  • Consider a sensor activated doorbell camera if this would cover your driveway area. These systems can alert you to your smartphone if there is any movement. For example – a ‘Secured by Design’ Ring doorbell. Hertfordshire residents can currently received a discount on selected Ring products by visiting.

http://owlprotect.uk/index.php/home-security/cctv-cameras.html

Don’t make it easy for criminals. Please be vigilant and do report any suspicious activity or behaviour in the area via 101.

Further crime prevention advice can be found on our website:

https://www.herts.police.uk/Information-and-services/Advice/Crime-prevention/Protect-your-home/

Abigail Watson
Police Community Support Officer
Neighbourhood Watch