Details of your local schemes
“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
For PCSO Barbara Mooney
Contact via 101 non emergency number
Or 07973 847679 when on duty
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators
Dry Doddington: Mike Hine - 01400 282690
Westborough: Ken Renshaw - 01400 281791
Reporting crime anonymously
Anyone wishing to report crime anonymously can call
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
If you see anything suspicious
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 Mark Barr 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. Currently no meetings are being held due to Covid-19 - we will add information here when they resume.
The latest police information and advice can be found on the Lincolnshire Police web page which is constantly updated and a link can be found here.
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 whose details can be found on our contact us page. If any local residents would like messages forwarded to them please contact Mike to discuss.
A few thoughts for any 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 are professional criminals who are good at what they do"
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. If in doubt put the phone down. If it's a genuine call they will contact you again in some other way. Never click on a link in an unsolicited email.
"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.