Wedmore Neighbourhood Watch
Wedmore Neighbourhood Watch seeks to reduce local opportunities for crime & anti-social behaviour by harnessing community spirit so that everyone can contribute towards the protection of their property by mutual co-operation and effective communication.
We aim to do this via a network of coordinators in every road linked in a cascade system by phone & internet to Police HQ & our local policing team.
Wedmore Neighbourhood Watch Opening Times:
We operate literally 365/24/7
– i.e. whenever opportunities for crime present themselves on our patch
– by staying alert and informed we feel able to help our community residents and businesses to help themselves to combat criminality in and around Wedmore.
To volunteer as a Wedmore Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator just contact Paul Johnson as below:
The initial approach for information should be via your street neighbourhood watch coordinator. If you do not have one then contact the NW Administrator on 07889 656 575, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Johnson is the NW Administrator who normally works out of Taunton Police Station and coordinates all the police communications with 2,500 street coordinators in Somerset. He also helps to set up new schemes, registers them and assists with management. He is part of the Neighbourhood & Partnership Directive.
To see the police team for Sedgemoor Northeast click on the link below: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/sedgemoor-north-east/
NB At the bottom is a web message facility to “CONTACT the team”, not for reporting crime.
For other useful references see below:
MoneySaving Expert Website:
Commercial website but very practical with common sense explanations.
Action Fraud – Handy Guide
SPECIAL NOTE from Cyber Security Centre
There has been a rise in scams during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s important to remain vigilant.
You do not want to give your personal details or money to fraudsters. Remember to take time to STOP, CHALLENGE and PROTECT.
STOP: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.
CHALLENGE: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
PROTECT: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.
How to report “phishing” email (scammers) amongst other important advice.
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From Avon and Somerset Police!
Take Five (to Stop Fraud) Website ***
We want organisations, businesses and individuals to be able to spread the message and get involved in the campaign so we can all help protect the nation against financial fraud. Please support Take Five and make use of the full suite of campaign materials we have on offer.
Highly recommended by institutions –
the UK’s national online and phone helpline for reporting fraud and internet crime and offers advice to the public. Below website contains many tips and sound advice to protect yourself from fraud.
Also, there is a very interesting write-up about Action Fraud (below link) which explains a lot about this organisation. It is how the police gather information about fraud (scams, one example). Its aim is to work with the public to gather intelligence and will report back to protect the public.
“How to spot Fraud and what to do!”
The National Police.UK website is also excellent for seeing a number of incidents by month for specific locations
All about Internet Protection (and much, much more)
Avon and Somerset Police – Keeping Safe – Home/Car/Belongs:
The following is a commercial Neighbourhood Watch website
Education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation …..
This guide highlights what are the risks of kids being online, and how do you keep your children safe online to name a few.