Are You Shopping Online?

Have you bought anything online recently?… Almost 34% of all retail sales during May 2020 were carried out online, and new research suggests that only 16% of UK consumers intend to return to their old shopping habits post-lockdown. Online shopping fraud during lockdown Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime,… read more

Keyless Car Thefts

We are alerting people to a keyless entry car theft in the North Swindon area today (17/07). A high value vehicle was stolen from a driveway of an address in Blunsdon St Andrew in the early hours of this morning. In cases like these, thieves manage to get in to and drive the vehicle off… read more

Crime Prevention Advice For Van Owners Following Spate of Thefts

We are advising van owners to be vigilant following a spate of vehicle break-ins across Wiltshire over the past month. We have received numerous reports of work vans being broken into and tools stolen, stretching across the county from the Trowbridge and Melksham areas, down to Salisbury. PC Jay Greenland said: “We are seeing a… read more

Neighbourhood Watch – July Newsletter

The July ‘Our News’ newsletter is here Click here to read it The time has come once again to grab that cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy our newsletter. This month we reflect on perception of crime in lockdown and the successes of Neighbourhood Watch Week. As well as looking at what… read more

Are you funding modern slavery?

Are you funding modern slavery? That’s the question you’re being asked by Wiltshire Police as lockdown restrictions continue to be lifted. Those who work in car washes, nail bars and domestic cleaning are known to be at greater risk of modern slavery and exploitation. Detective Inspector Phil Walker said: “Whilst people try to save money… read more

Police and Crime Plan – 2020 Update

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon has reaffirmed his commitment to protecting the public and frontline community policing in his final term. Earlier this year, Angus Macpherson announced he would be staying on as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon following the Government’s decision to postpone PCC elections until… read more

Neighbourhood Watch Week 7-13th June 2020

Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Association Neighbourhood Watch Week 7-13th June 2020 We have seen a surge in neighbourliness as people look out for the vulnerable and talk to their neighbours more than ever – a silver lining to the cloud COVID-19 has cast over our daily lives.  In recognition of such a magnificent response, the theme of… read more