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 “Crime cannot flourish in a Community that cares”


Useful Telephone Numbers for Lincolnshire Police

Emergencies    999 

Threat to life, crime in progress or suspicious person.                  

All Non Emergency calls   101 

 Non-urgent,  Anything not happening now.

Always ask for LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE so that the call goes direct to the control room in Lincoln Police HQ

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Long Bennington Police Office       Contact via 101 telephone number


PCSO Barbara Mooney  -    Contact via 101 non emergency number

                                   email  barbara.mooney@lincs.pnn.police.uk

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Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators

       Dry Doddington --  Mike Hine        01400 282690

       Westborough  --  Ken Renshaw     01400 281791

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Anyone wishing to report crime anonymously can call 

Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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If you see or hear anything suspicious please telephone immediately.      Your's may be a vital piece in a “jigsaw” picture they are building of some crime or criminal.

If you dial 999 and are in Lincolnshire always make sure you are connected to Lincolnshire Police otherwise if you give a NG post code you may be connected to Nottinghamshire Police who will not respond to an incident in Lincolnshire.

Neighbourhood Policing Team -

 Your Neighbourhood Watch coordinators have developed a good working relationship with the local Policing Team for the Grantham North Rural Area, particularly with PC Nick Smith and PCSO Barbara Mooney.

 We are also represented at the Local Area Neighbourhood Panel meetings held with the police and at which are discussed and agreed local policing priorities. This ensures any local concerns are heard and dealt with.   These meetings are open to all local residents and are held four times each year.    The next one will be at 10am on Saturday 10th March 2018 in Westborough Village Hall.

 The latest police information and advice can be found on the Lincolnshire Police web page which is constantly updated and can be found below.

Lincolnshire Alert

Anyone interested in receiving Police crime messages and advice, who does not already get them via their Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, can register to receive them direct at www.lincolnshirealert.co.uk 

Any residents who do not know their Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator or have items they feel need to be addressed should contact Mike Hine or Ken Renshaw.

Thoughts for the Month

Never let anyone into your home unless you know who they are and that they can be trusted.       IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT           Always check the identity of anyone claiming to be from a utility company.

Criminals are very good at using modern technology to deceive us.      

"SCAMS come in many forms and scammers seldom go on holiday"
Always be alert to the possibility that a letter, phone call or email from a stranger could be the start of a scam.
NEVER EVER give personal financial information to anyone you do not know, even if they claim to be from your bank or the police.

"Let them think you are at home"  Burglars always prefer unoccupied properties so always try to make it look as if someone is in by leaving lights/radio/TV on time switches.

  Always remember -- If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.