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Todwick Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

Interim newsletter - June 2007

Please Be Aware. Anti Terrorism

South Yorkshire Police have today 4th July 2007 made us aware that there is a nation-wide major counter terrorism crackdown. Following the recent incidents on 29th/30th June in London & Glasgow, they believe that there may be another attack. No specific part of the UK has been identified but we are told that the target may be some form of licensed premises or an area where large numbers of people congregate. Police patrols have been increased through out the UK where they believe that it may be a particular vulnerable area. You are therefore asked to be vigilant to "unusual behaviour". If you have any information please telephone the anti terrorism line on 0800 789 321. This is a no cost call.

Trading Standards

South Yorkshire Police have recently made us aware that a grey Ford Transit van is operating in the nearby Aston area. The vehicle has the logo Century Fascias on the side and has the registration FJ 56 OUF. Officers from the South Yorkshire Trading Standards have recently approached the occupants of the vehicle, who immediately left the job on which they were working and did not return.

If you are approached by these men, who speak with Irish accents, please telephone Consumer Direct on 0845 4040506 and report the incident. Consumer Direct is the first contact point for Trading Standards.

Direct mailing

We have been made aware that there is a direct mailing from a company called Reprohealth and at least two letters have been received in Todwick. The letter, which advertises a "male medical product", could be described as offensive material. Furthermore, we understand that this may be a scam. If you receive one of these letters we recommend that you do not respond to it. The envelope has the words "Private and very confidential" in blue lettering in the centre and the company name with a return address in "Greenford". Should you receive one of these letters, we recommend that you destroy it.

Roof Stripping

We have been made aware by the South Yorkshire Police, that thieves are operating in this area stripping metal, particularly from church roofs. If you see any unusual activity around a church, particularly outside normal working hours, please report the incident by telephone to the Police on 01142 202020


We are advised by the Safer Rotherham Team of an increase in graffiti in the area. Chaucer Road, Browning Road, Herringthorpe Playing Fields, Spinneyfields and Wellgate in Rotherham have been targeted.

If you are aware of any graffiti vandalism or know of any culprit, please telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR NAME OR ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER.

Todwick Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator Norman Anderson