Month: August 2017

W489 24082017 Rogue Traders

This is a reminder that some areas are still subject to Rogue Traders/bogus callers. These can take many forms and are often offering to tarmac drives, clean gutters, wanting to buy or sell goods.

Whatever the ruse please remember that you should not have any dealings with such callers at the door. Instances should be reported direct to the police via the 101 number, or if they are persistent use the emergency 999 line.

Do not give personal information to unsolicited telephone callers and do not respond to unsolicited mail or Emails.

We just ask people to be a little careful when dealing with such callers. Remember if in doubt, keep them out – and if you think an offer is too good to be true, it usually is.

Broken Down Vehicle – near Scott’s Farm

A car has broken down on the blind bend near Scott’s farm, heading toward Clatworthy.  The vehicle –  reg GX53 NYR – is a  red Seat Ibiza.  The police have been informed.

Extreme caution should be used when approaching this bend.

W472 17082017 AW050

During July this year there were just over 15,000 calls from members the public across Somerset to the police. Out of those, 5 were `tagged’ or marked from Neighbourhood Watch schemes from various towns across the county. Reports ranged from suspicious incidents to anti social behaviour.


Below figures relate to the Exmoor beat area (AW050)
104 calls from your beat area
21 were listed as crimes, including:
1 Assault
0 Assault on Police
1 dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)
1 Non dwelling burglary (+ 1 attempt)
1 criminal damage – property
2 criminal damage – vehicles
2 theft from motor vehicles
1 theft of motor vehicle
1 theft of pedal cycles
0 theft from shops
remainder miscellaneous

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) – 6 reports across the beat. Reports include noise issues, drunk persons,

Coffee with Cops dates:

29 August at Porlock Library, 10.30-11.30am

8 September, Homecook Café, Porlock (10.30-11.30am) – refreshments not provided

If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 – always ask the call handler to mark, or tag, your call Neighbourhood Watch.

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