Spot It, Stop It

A couple of tips from Avon & Somerset Police as part of their anti-fraud campaign:

•    At the door:

Be wary of cold callers or bogus tradespeople that put you under pressure to act straightaway. Genuine tradespeople won’t mind waiting a day or two and will always offer cooling off periods.

•    Through email or post:

Be wary of bogus emails or letters which appear to be from legitimate organisations and request personal or financial information.  Never click on email links or attachments as these can direct you to hoax log-on pages or download viruses onto your computer.

For more tips, visit


If you have any information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101. Please remember to ask the call handler to mark, or tag, your call `NHW' (Neighbourhood Watch). NHW office 01823-363348

If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 101 or you can call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.

For general information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the website.


Thanks to David Duckworth, Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, for supplying this information.


As Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, David has a network of people who forward emails to householders about matters of concern in the village.  If you would like to receive these emails, please contact David  
Click here to read David's update newsletter dated February 2021
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