MINSTERWORTH PARISH COUNCIL
This reporting period has seen a decline in the number of “Watch Word” messages being issued; with those that have initially being related to the usual thefts from garden sheds, the dangers posed by bogus officials and distraction burglaries.
However, with increased oil prices and the current downturn in the economy, there now appears to be a subtle increase towards Heating Oil theft, lead stolen from roofs and Household Burglaries. It is a sad fact that, as times get harder, we could see an increasing number of these types of theft.
I am very pleased to report that our local Neighbourhood Watch community is grow with new members registering to receive Watchword messages via “Watchword” messages are sent out via email to registered members as a “blind
continuing to email. All carbon copy”
(Bcc), so no individual can see the email addresses of other recipients or even Thereby ensuring that, for those people who would not wish their email address to
their names. be known by
others, there is no danger of please notify me by email at
the disclosure. If you would NHW@Minsterworth.org
Please remember, if you do see a crime being committed ring 999 immediately. However, if you see any other unusual or suspicious activities around our community please ring the Gloucestershire Police on their non-emergency local call rate number: 0845 090 1234. Speed of notification can be a great advantage and can prevent or help the Police solve a crime.
Please stay vigilant and help keep your community free from crime.
Pete Thomas Tel: 750136
CALOR VILLAGE OF THE YEAR 2009
Is anyone willing to enter the Village in the CALOR Village of the Year competition? The deadline for entries is Friday, 8 May 2009. Further details are available on www.grcc.org.uk or contact the Clerk for information.