Local Police Matters
A Great place to find important information about our local police force is on the West Mercia website under Shrewsbury Rural South & West area, this is the area that our Parish falls within.
PC 285 David Walton is the new Safer Neighbourhood Officer for Shrewsbury Rural South and West
PC Walton attended the Parish Council Meeting on 7th March at Condover Village Hall. As well as rural matters, his specialist focus will be safeguarding and work with vulnerable people.
There are also two PCSO’s working with PC Walton – Lynne Birch and Rob Taylor. His Sergeant is Sgt Keith Steele
PC Walton said he was going on a course about wildlife crime. He will shortly be one of three Police Officers in Shropshire qualified to respond to wildlife crime
PC Walton is based at Monkmoor Police Station and can be contacted by phoning:
101 Ex 5757 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Police Report
Each month our Local Police Team provides a local police report and Newsletter with figures on Crimes committed in our local area as well as advice on keeping yourself and your possessions safe.
Shropshire Council has also produced a leaflet about Farming and the Highway Code
calling 101 in non-emergency situations
You can also use the General Switchboard Tel: 0300 333 3000 ex 66644 to get through to a particular person or department if you know exactly who you’re trying to reach.
Improved website for West Mercia Police
West Mercia police have an improved website which makes it easier to find information on staying safe online and in your community as well as important information for victims and witnesses as well as information for offenders.
You can find the new website at the links given here:
Police Commissioner Latest News
New use for defunct tax disc holders
Above is a poster detailing how the emergency contact details can be put into the tax disc holder and is available for you to print-out, cut-out and place in your car.
Safe & Secure - Key Messages from West Mercia Police
Burglary remains rare - less than one per cent of homes are burgled each year.
West Mercia Police is working hard to reduce this figure even further.
West Mercia's summer home security campaign aims to remind local residents to keep windows and doors secure in the warm weather, and how to keep your home secure when going away on holiday.
Most burglaries are committed by opportunistic thieves.
The force is committed to targeting persistent burglars and bringing them to justice to ensure your community remains a safe place to live.
Up to half of all burglaries are committed by thieves who enter the house through an unlocked door or an open window.
Ensure doors and windows are locked at all times
Fit sturdy deadlocks (British Standard BS3621) to all external doors
Take care of your keys! Keep door and car keys in a safe place, out of sight.
Pick up one of our handy window / door stickers from your local police station and use it to remind yourself to keep windows and doors secure.
Don't forget to stay vigilant when preparing for your summer holiday. Just a few simple steps will help to keep your home safe and secure while you're away. For more information about home and garden security, visit the force website www.westmercia.police.uk.
Let a neighbour or friend know that you're going away and arrange for them to check on your house - collect mail, open / close curtains.
Encourage a neighbour to park on your drive.
(If possible) Use timer switches to turn lights in during the evenings.
Lock all external doors and windows and, if you have one, set your alarm.
Keep all valuables out of sight.
Don't forget your garden! Effective garden security will help to keep your home secure.
Royal Mail offer a Keepsafe service, where post is withheld for a period of up to two months and delivered to you on return from your holiday. For more information, visit www.royalmail.com.
FOR MORE SECURITY TIPS, YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THIS PDF WITH MORE GENERAL ADVICE FROM THE WEST MERCIA POLICE ON SECURITY: [pdf] MORE SECURITY TIPS
Advice about staying safe online
On December 1st 2014, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police launched the #Be Cyber Smart campaign to raise awareness of internet-related crime and to give people the knowledge they need to protect themselves. The first phase focuses on online shopping; Here are a few simple tips and safety checks:
For more information about staying safe online and the scams to look out for, go to www.getsafeonline.org and cyberstreetwise.com
If you think you have been a victim of fraud report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud reporting centre, by calling 0300 123 20 40 or by visiting: www.actionfraud.police.uk.
Condover Parish Council e-newsletter
West Mercia Police News
You can contact him in any of the following ways:
Voicemail: 01743 264788
Phone: 0300 333 3000 ex 66645