Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Tackling Street Harassment

‘Are you okay?’ could go a long way to tackling street harassment Street harassment is on the rise and that is partly down to our culture of acceptance and tolerance of it. Crimes and harmful behaviours such as public sexual … Continue reading

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Watch out for scams

With the costs of road fuel, gas & electricity, postage, and many food products escalating at the present time, please be aware that scammers are taking advantage of this situation. Cyber criminals claiming to represent Ofgem are targeting householders offering … Continue reading

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Feeling safer at home

Research shows two thirds (67%) of people are worried about their home being broken into, yet there are simple, proven measures we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming a victim of burglary by up to 50%.   To … Continue reading

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the role of a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

To encourage vigilance amongst scheme members and actively encourage the early reporting of suspicious incidents to the police or to Action Fraud if it should relate to a con or scam. To receive crime information and advice from the Alert … Continue reading

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Newsletter, Cons and Scams

In our previous newsletter, we concentrated very much on cyber-crime issues of which there are very many. With this newsletter, we are concentrating on cons & scams that come into our lives by telephone, the post, and across the doorstep. … Continue reading

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Newsletter September 2018

Welcome to this our Newsletter for September 2018. In it, because of its really considerable importance, we are concentrating on the subject of cons and scams, and particularly cyber-crime. It is said that everyone in the country has either experienced … Continue reading

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AGM 2018 minutes

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF WYCOMBE DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION TUESDAY 24th April 2018, TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, LONDON ROAD, HIGH WYCOMBE Attendees: Committee – Chair Stan Jones, Geoff Pegg, Doug Meredith, Ian Burrell, and John Moore. Apologies: Olga McBarnett, Selina … Continue reading

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Cybercrime

Wikipedia defines ‘Cybercrime’ (or Computer crime) as any crime that involves a computer and a network. (Source: Wikipedia) These days, ‘Computer’ can mean a desktop PC, laptop, tablet or Smartphone, and ‘Network’ can be either the Internet or the mobile … Continue reading

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Notes on working to protect older people

From 2002, Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association (WDNHWA) felt that it should address issues relating to older people with Co-ordinators being encouraged to look out for any of their neighbours who may be vulnerable or showing signs of being fundamentally … Continue reading

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Activity Report 2016

ANNUAL REPORT OF WORK DONE BY THE ASSOCIATION DURING 2016 We have: Kept interested parties aware of our activities by Alert messages and via Twitter. Enhanced and maintained our website at : neighbourhoodwatchwycombe.org Succeeded in obtaining a grant of £793.00 … Continue reading

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