The current service offered
by Ashby St Mary Parish Council's Homewatch co-ordinator
to parish residents is to alert them of messages from
Norfolk Police that affect those living in Ashby and its
Please note these are now called Police Alerts.
Only residents who have either previously requested or
apply to the Parish Council via its Ashby Update Service
will receive Police Alert messages.
The latest general POLICE REPORT circulated
in respect of the Loddon and District can be found HERE.
ASHBY ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL'S HOMEWATCH SERVICE
- How to join, unsubscribe and change your messaging preference.
1. Any Ashby resident who would like to receive
the Norfolk Police crime and security Alerts (i.e. Homewatch
messages) that include the Ashby and its surrounding parishes,
please click on the APPLY email link below.
In the main body of the email state your name and Ashby
address including postcode.
Ensure you state that you wish to receive the local security
messages, then send the email.
Click on APPLY
You can unsubscribe from this Parish
messaging service at any time (see 2).
- The APPLY email should also be used to notify the Parish
Council of any change in your details such as your email
address or postal address in order that the messaging
service can continue successfully.
- The APPLY email should be used to
notify the Parish Council that you DO wish to receive
Ashby's Website Update Alerts.
2. Any Ashby resident who no longer wishes to
receive Police Alerts ( i.e. Homewatch messages) from
Ashby Parish Council's co-ordinator, can unsubscribe from
this service. Please click on the UNSUBSCRIBE
email link below. In the main body of the email please
give your name and the email address used for the messaging
service, state you wish to unsubscribe from the Alert
service, then send the email. Your details will be deleted
and messages will cease.
Click on UNSUBSCRIBE
- The UNSUBSCRIBE email should be used to notify the Parish
Council if you DO NOT wish to receive Ashby's Website
3. Residents who prefer to receive
messages direct from Norfolk Constabulary about
incidents and alerts concerning their area or the wider
area should explore the Norfolk Constabulary website.
The link below was available as at April 2017 for the
Loddon and area details.
The following is an extract taken from the ‘About
Home Watch’ page on the website of the Norfolk Constabulary.
known as Neighbourhood Watch) involves residents coming
together to create safer communities in which to live.
It operates through a network of district associations
and schemes that:
· are run by residents and are supported by the
· are set up using guidelines approved by Norfolk
· vary in size
· are maintained by a Co-ordinator and sometimes
a small committee who manage the scheme and liaise with
police and partners
· take steps to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour
Objectives of HomeWatch
HomeWatch in Norfolk has four main objectives:
To prevent crime - By improving security, being the ‘eyes
and ears’ of your neighbourhood and protecting the
most vulnerable members of the community.
To help with the detection of criminals - By sharing information
with the police allowing them to be intelligence-led.
To reduce undue fear of crime - By providing accurate
information about risks, supporting victims, promoting
a sense of security and a caring community.
To improve Police-Community relations - Through regular
contact between HomeWatch and the police.
Most home insurance companies offer a discount for members
of a HomeWatch Scheme.
STATEMENT BY THE ASHBY ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL
The purpose of Homewatch is well known and self explanatory
– to make communities safer. It is is a system of
local awareness between residents and is one of many similar
schemes operating nationally for dwellings, shops, schools
It is co-ordinated by between one Parish councillor co-ordinator
to several other co-ordinators from the village for the
benefit of the local population. Far from replacing or
doing the work of the local police, it merely seeks to
provide an informal lookout service that complements the
work of the Police. Because Home Watch co-ordinators cover
a very localised area over which they ‘watch’,
it means they are likely to be able to provide a more
effective and reassuring ‘point-of-contact’
service as a result.
Having registered with Norfolk Police to do so, the Ashby
St Mary Parish Council Homewatch co-ordinator is its point
of contact for receiving Homewatch messages on matters
of mutual concern or more detailed interest. Information
received from the Police and circulated for your attention
is merely to keep you aware of any local advice.
The more Ashby St Mary residents that support a Homewatch
system, the more effective and beneficial it will be for
everyone in our village. To increase the benefits of Homewatch
your Council urges you to become part of it. Many
pariishioners have done so already and benefited accordingly.
And remember - most home insurance companies offer a discount
for members of a HomeWatch Scheme.
COLD CALLING ADVICE
For advice by the police on Cold Calling see
USEFUL CONTACT DETAILS
Since the end of March 2010 South Norfolk no longer has
a dedicated Police Home Watch Administrator. All queries
concerning Homewatch now have to be referred to the Communications
and Public Affairs Department at Police Headquarters,
on 0845 456 4567.
The local (Police) Safer Neighbourhood Team for Ashby
St Mary can be emailed at email@example.com
Please note details for services including Norfolk Constabulary
and Crime Maps etc appear on our CONTACTS