Saturday 8th October: We start from the Village Hall at 6.00 p.m. and trundle up to Cadbury Camp; we admire the view and the fantastic sunset and the children and dogs have a run around. Then we wander back down to enjoy yummy bacon rolls and hot drinks. Flares and glow sticks provided! £5 donation in aid of the West Window Appeal. Numbers to Vena please on 856289 or 07740 085 015 for catering purposes.
We are developing an e-mail group for all NHW co-ordinators in the village and this is allowing alerts to be passed to co-ordinators quickly, for onward cascade to their watch groups. The following alerts have been shared.
There appears to have been some activity from cold callers and perhaps theft in the village this month (August 2016). A woman has been visiting properties at the east end of the village saying that she is either carrying out a survey related to food or representing some food supplier. There also appears to have been some unauthorized access to fields and in one case, theft of garden/agricultural equipment. Drive tarmacing people may also be passing through the village.
So the word is, as always, keep your valuable equipment, including bikes, well secured, perhaps chained to the floor or an immovable part of your shed. Advice on suitable security measures can be obtained from the police. Ideally, do not buy, or donate to charities with people who turn up at your door. Donate at charity shops. There are plenty of these. Display our “no cold callers” sticker at the entrance to your property and at your front door. With these in place bona fide cold callers are required by law to leave you in peace. Stickers are obtainable from me, or at libraries.
Nailsea appears to have reported 188 events in July, 44 of which turned out to be crimes. They had 14 shop thefts and 26 occurrences of anti-social behavior. Clevedon made 314 phone calls of which 68 were crimes, 2 burglaries and one attempted, 5 shop thefts and 17 occurrences of anti-social behavior.
Finally, keep an eye out for your neighbours as well as yourselves. Report anything suspicious on the phone by dialing 101, or if you think a crime is actually in progress ring 999.
Stay safe and secure.
John Rose-Neighbourhood Watch Chairman
Saturday afternoon 10th September at the Ring o’ Bells, Nailsea. Churches, organisations and individuals may enter teams of four. No need to know the rules, we will keep it simple and fun! BBQ and raffle. Trophies and prizes. Further information and entry form from Vena on 01275 856289
Tickenham Church will be having a stall at the Flower Show again this year (Saturday 20th August) It was extremely popular last year so do pop along and say hello, buy a ticket or two and hopefully you will win one of our great prizes!
JAZZ AT THE COURT – Saturday 25th June – this will be our second Jazz at the Court evening. Tickets are already selling so don’t forget to book yours. It was very popular last year and promises to be so again. £12 to include a glass of fizz: tickets from Vena 01275 856289
The Flower Show Schedule 2016 is now available for download.
Copies will be printed in May and distributed around the village in early June.