Dec 12, 2012

Bottesford NHW Alert: Burglaries in Bottesford / Neighbourhood Watch Wins Prestigious Queen's Award

Burglaries in Bottesford
Over the week-end there were two burglaries in Lime Grove, Bottesford.
First burglary occurred between Saturday 8th December at 1500hrs and Sunday 9th December at 2145hrs. Entry was gained to the property by forcing a window and leaving via the rear door using the keys.
Second burglary occurred between 1635hrs and 1915hrs on Sunday 9th December. Entry was gained by forcing the rear panel to a UPVC door and exiting the same way.
A small quantity of cash and X box games were stolen, suggesting that it may be an opportunist burglar.

If anyone saw anything suspicious in this area over the week-end please let the police know using the non-emergency 101 number 

NHW understands that both properties were unoccupied and unlit. Please remember at this time of the year burglars will seek out properties that are unlit in the late afternoon/evening because this normally signals that the property is unoccupied. There are a number of products on the market now which enable lights to be switched on and off even if the occupier is not present. The cost is not excessive and is nothing compared to the distress of having your home forcibly entered and searched by strangers.

Neighbourhood Watch Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award

Neighbourhood Watch has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award in recognition of their work as one of the largest voluntary movements across England and Wales. 
Neighbourhood Watch or Home Watch as it is known in some areas, is one of best known crime preventative initiatives across the UK with studies showing a 79% decrease in crime where the initiative is in place.
With approximately 170,000 co-ordinators covering 3.9 million households, volunteer community advocates are critical in the fight against crime across England & Wales.

Neighbourhood Watch members believe that everyone has a right to feel safe where they live. We promote that right by building strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.
Helping to enable and support coordinators across England and Wales, the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) is delighted to accept the award on behalf of the whole movement.
Jim Maddan, Chairman of NHWN said:
Volunteers by their very definition are the people who develop community cohesion in their own time and it is this which brings people together to tackle crime issues and anti-social behaviour.  It is the grassroots membership who deserves this award for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment to preventing and reducing crime’.

The Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) is the official national organisation who represents the movement as a whole and is recognised and supported by the Home Office and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
Circulated by:
John Shilton
Principal Coordinator
Bottesford Parish Neighbourhood Watch
Mob: 0772 5636626
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