Penton Mewsey
Parish Council
 

The Pentons Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

ALL PENTONS RESIDENTS ARE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME

Crime alerts and crime prevention advice are available to each household by email. If you are not on the email distribution list please send an email to the Parish Clerk or telephone on 01264 772989.  The email list is secure and never given out to any other person or company.  All email details are hidden when sending.

Contact the Parish Clerk for alerts or for help on:              
Telephone 01264 772989

mailto:clerk.pentonmewsey@parish.hants.gov.uk

                                   THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEMBERS GUIDE can be found
here


**101 or 999 – WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU CALL?

 999 is a number that everyone knows, children from a young age are taught to call 999 if there is an emergency, but do you know when you should call 101 instead? Did you know you can contact us using our website?

Every year we receive thousands, but almost half of the calls weren’t emergency calls. We get calls asking for taxi numbers, opening hours of the local convenience store and we even had a call to 999 from someone reporting a confused looking horse!

 

101 or 999?

 Often when people panic they remember the 999 number and call it. We are here 24/7 365 days a year to help you, but if it’s identified as being a non-emergency then you may have to wait for another operator. We need to free up the 999 lines as there could be a life or death emergency waiting to get through.

 

Advice for calling 999:

-          call when it’s an emergency

-           a crime is in progress

-          someone suspected of a crime is nearby

-           when there is danger to life

-          when violence is being used or threatened

 

If you don’t need an emergency response, then you should call 101 or use our online tools on our website. This could be to report a crime or to seek advice, for example your car has been stolen, your property has been damaged or you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood. Calls to 101 incur a 15p charge but this is a flat fee for the entirety of the call [mobiles included]

Also of note is the 111 number, which is for any urgent medical issues that do not require an emergency response.

 **    To register for the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) click here  and the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) click here.


**   On Buying From Online Auction Sites Click Here
**   Suggestions on Safeguarding Heating Oil Tanks can be found here
**   This is a useful presentation on Cybercrime & Doorstep Crime Click here:

THE BLUE LAMP TRUST BOBBY SCHEME.
Provides a FREE home security check with the aim of making homes in Hampshire safe and secure. If you know anyone who may benefit from this service.  CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION

HELP PREVENT YOUR PROPERTY FROM THIEVES. SECURE SHEDS. OPERATION NEMESIS - Click here for details

NOMINATED NEIGHBOUR SCHEME - Click here for details
NOMINATED NEIGHBOUR SCHEME CARD - Click here for details


 
SOME USEFUL LINKS:
Hampshire Fire & Rescue
Hants Fire. gov.uk

   
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