Ystradowen - Neighbourhood Watch
SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - April (No 2) 2013
SECURITY ALERT - "COLD CALLS" for SECURITY INFO.
Ystradowen NHW Co-ordinators have been made aware by residents of their having received a number of "Cold" telephone calls requesting details of what type of security system they currently have at their property. This is an unsolicited approach to resident(s) requesting specific information regarding their security system including if it is connected directly to the police.
- We recommend that you DO NOT provide anyone with details regarding your security system, especially if you have not approached a recognised and approved company for service or support.
- If you do receive such a "Cold Call" requesting details about your security system, then please ensure that you try and obtain as much information as possible regarding that calling company and caller. e.g.
Company Name and base location where possible
Callers Name and position in company
Callers Telephone No. this may be displayed on your phone (and could be different from that given by the caller!!)
Why have they called you where did they get your details?
This information could be of help in tracking down potential crimes before they may occur.
Please keep an eye out for any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood and if you are at all suspicious report it immediately to South Wale Police on telephone Number:
999 in an emergency (e.g. Life in danger or a crime in progress / being committed)
101 in a non-emergency (e.g. Not requiring immediate police attendance or if you have information to any crime)
SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - April (No 1) 2013
INCREASE IN BREAK-INS (YSTRADOWEN & VALE AREAS)
The Vale of Glamorgan is one of the safest places in South Wales, however there has been an increase in the number of houses broken into recently including a number within Ystradowen. Please help to keep crime low by following these simple tips:
* Lock doors and windows at night, including whenever you go out of the house, even for a short period of time.
* Keep all valuables in a safe and secure place within your home.
* Car keys can also be targeted during a burglary, so keep them in a safe place out of sight
* Consider using timer switches on some lights, to make your home look occupied.
* Let a neighbour know if you are going away - ask them to place your delivery of mail/papers etc. out of sight from suspicious callers
* If you have one fitted, use a security alarm system whenever you leave your property or at night.
Watch out for another alert message regarding "Cold Calls" - will be posted very soon.
URGENT SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - February 2013
HOUSE BURGLARY IN YSTRADOWEN - 28/02/2013
WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT A HOUSE IN CLOS FFAWYDDEN WAS BROKEN INTO AND PROPERTY STOLEN TODAY - THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2013. THIS BURGLARY OCCURRED DURING THE DAY - POSSIBLY THIS AFTERNOON - WHILST THE RESIDENTS WHERE NOT AT HOME.
THE POLICE HAVE BEEN INFORMED AND ARE INVESTIGATING. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR HAVE SEEN ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OR PERSONS IN THE VILLAGE TODAY, PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON TELEPHONE No. 101
SECURITY ALERT MESSAGES - February (No 2) 2013
HOUSE BURGLARIES & DRAIN COVER THEFTS
1) The Vale of Glamorgan is one of the safest places to live in South Wales. However there has been an increase in the number of houses broken into in the Rural Vale recently through insecure doors or windows, where Audi motor vehicles have been stolen with the residents keys. Remember to lock all doors and windows at night and use an intruder alarm where fitted. Keep your car keys safe and out of sight.
2) The Vale of Glamorgan Council is urging the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious incidents following a spate of thefts in which twelve highway surface water drainage gully grids were stolen. The thefts took place in a number of locations across the Vale this week.
SECURITY ALERT MESSAGES - February (No 1) 2013
SECURITY ALERT - SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT in THE VALE
Safer Vale Partnership would urge parents and residents in The Vale to be aware that Police are investigating a suspicious incident in the St. Athan area which occurred in the evening of Wednesday 20th February, when it is alleged that a child was approached by an unknown male driving a small silver car, possibly a Peugeot 206, silver in colour.
The male is described as mid 40s in age wearing a flat cap. He did not leave the vehicle and the child returned home safely.
SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - January 201
SECURITY ALERT - ROGUE TRADERS IN THE VALE
Residents are advised by Safer Vale of this security alert following reports that there have been a number of rogue traders operating in the Vale of Glamorgan area. Please help us keep crime low by being alert and following these simple tips.
- Please be vigilant and also consider vulnerable neighbours, family and friends.
- Seek to deal only with reputable companies/organisations with whom you have made a prior agreed scheduled visit/appointment date and time.
- Ensure that any caller/trader/organisation representative attending at your property has proper and valid identification.
- IF IN DOUBT - KEEP THEM OUT!
Please keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighbourhood and if you are at all suspicious report it immediately to South Wale Police on telephone Number: 999 in an emergency (e.g. Life in danger or a crime in progress/being committed) or 101 in a non-emergency (e.g. Not requiring immediate police attendance or if you have information to any crime)
The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the United Kingdom is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.
More information coming via this page.... soon