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Superfast Broadband Project Update November 2017

Click on the link below to read the project update for November

newsletter 17-11

Canal and River Trust removes catfish from Earlswood Lakes

Click on the link below to read the press release from the CRT

Press Release Nov 2017 CAT FISH

Howdenjones at Earlswood Village Hall

Superfast Broadband Project Update October 2017

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 17-10 – Wave 8

Superfast Broadband Project Update September 2017

Click on the link below to read the project update for September 2017

newsletter 17-09 – Contract 3

 

Aggravated car related burglary - hand over your keys

If you are the victim of aggravated burglary which is car related, current police advice is to hand over your car keys.
Nobody wants to do this of course but we have had an incident where car thieves broke into an occupied house, causing extensive damage and injury to the occupants.  They wanted the car parked on the driveway and were prepared to use brute force and a knife to get the keys.
Rather than risk injury, should you be in this situation, all advice is to hand over your keys and hopefully avoid any injury to yourselves.
If you have a BMW/Audi or other sports vehicle then please put it in your garage out of sight if you can.  This was a frightening experience for those involved and while we do not want to panic people being prepared is best.
They are not interested in older or modest family cars so most of us won’t be affected but for those who are then we hope this advice will be timely.

Right Service, First Time - Is it the police you need?

Has an offence been committed? Is my complaint a police matter? These are some of these questions which have been addressed on the website  https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/RSFT

If it is not the responsibility of the police they  would like to help by directing you to the right partner agency who will be able to assist you. If you are unable to find the answer to your query on the website, you can continue to look for advice by clicking on this link  https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/@1.htm  or, alternatively, if you need to speak to the police about the matter contact us on the non-emergency number 101.

Crime Prevention Advice from the local police

We have seen a number of social media reports of incidents on the main roads from Redditch into Alcester relating to what people are calling ‘Crash for Cash’ accidents.

Definition: to stage or deliberately cause a road traffic collision solely for the purpose of financial gain.   The following information is taken from the Insurance Fraud Bureau website. Follow this link for more information:- https://www.insurancefraudbureau.org/insurance-fraud/crash-for-cash/     “Costing around £340m a year, ‘Crash for Cash’ scams are run by fraudsters who manufacture collisions, sometimes with innocent road users, hoping to profit from fraudulent insurance claims. With claims from a single collision potentially worth tens of thousands of pounds, organised fraudsters are orchestrating scams that involve multiple collisions and can be worth millions of pounds.”

Identifying a ‘Crash for Cash’ scam.  There are 3 different types of scam – Staged Accidents, Induced Accidents and Ghost Accidents.

Tell-tale signs that you’ve been in a Crash for Cash scam:

  • •The other driver is far too calm for someone that’s been involved in a car accident
  • •They have already written down their insurance details before the accident happened
  • •Any injuries appear to be completely at odds with the force of the impact

What to do if you think you’ve been targeted:

  • •Note as much information as you can about the event, the driver, any passengers and the circumstances
  • •Take photos of the incident, if you are able and it is safe to do so.
  • •Call the police and report your suspicions
  • •Call the IFB’s Cheatline on 0800 422 0421 – your information may help us connect your accident to a wider, organised scam

Home and Garden security

Most victims of burglary are concerned that they have been specifically targeted or watched for a period of time prior to their burglary, to determine what their movements are. However, most burglaries are opportunistic. Burglars choose houses that:

  • •have little or no obvious security
  • •appear unoccupied
  • •have easy, unobserved access to the side and rear
  • •provide them with the chance to gain entry without being seen or heard

So it is possible to dramatically reduce burglaries by taking simple security measures to deter burglars and remove some of the opportunities that present themselves as easy targets. The best way to approach your home security is to start from the boundaries and work your way into the centre, treating each area as a layer, until you reach the targeted contents. This is known as the ‘onion peeling principle’.

Although the layers differ for each household, generally they can be broken down as follows:  Follow the links for further information on our website.

•Boundaries              https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/Boundaries

•Outbuildings           https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/5381/Outbuildings

•Buildings                 https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/5382/Buildings

•Contents                  https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/5383/Contents

 

Earlswood Wildlife Partnership Newsletter

Latest newsletter for the Earlswood Wildlife Partnership with details of forthcoming events

Earlswood Wildlife Partnership – Newsletter 25

Be aware of opportunistic thieves

There have been reports of males on motorcycles cruising around our area and taking advantage of open doors etc. to steal whatever is to hand.
In Valley Road on Tuesday 4th July, two men broke into a house and, after searching, stole various items including the car. This was at 17:30  in daylight. They made off on a motorbike, so a quick escape.

There were also reports about a black car, later committing a burglary on The Common.
It is tempting in this lovely hot weather to open up our houses but please be aware of opportunistic thieves, they want to get in and out quickly. Don’t make it easy for them. 
Please report any suspicious activity, be it motorbikes cruising around or cars doing the same. 
Phone 101, ask for Warwickshire Police and report what you have seen. If there is a crime in progress  phone 999.