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Neighbourhood Watch

Todwick Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

June 2016

Welcome to all those villagers who have signed up to the Todwick Neighbourhood Watch since our last newsletter in March 2016. We hope that you find these newsletters informative and useful and we always value your information and feedback. We never publish anyone’s name, address or any other private details.

Our Annual General Meeting

Just a reminder that we are holding our Annual General Meeting on 7th July at 7.30 pm in the Todwick Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to our 10th annual meeting.

Our New Police Contact

Since PCSO Paul Dimelow moved on to a new job in South Yorkshire Police, we have a new contact for our area – PCSO Amy Whaley. If you wish to contact her, please telephone 101 and ask for a message to be passed to her or email her on You can contact the Police on the internet on in the Contact Us tab under Report a Crime.

Theft from Vehicles

The theft of tools from vehicles continues to be a problem throughout Rotherham borough. Not satisfied with just breaking into vans {particularly} thieves are ripping the sides and doors off vans to get in to the vehicles to steal. Best advice is not to leave tools in the van and not to leave the van where it can be easily damaged.

Doggy Mess

We have had several reports of doggy mess being left in the village. Accordingly, you may see the pick it up notices painted on the pavements. Most people like dogs but not the residue left on pavements. Please help to keep our pavements and roads clean.

Email Issues

Reports continue to come in about spurious phishing emails from people such as HMRC, PayPal etc asking you to log in and confirm your details. We strongly advise that you do not follow their instructions nor respond in any way. If you respond, the scammers know your email address is live!

Distraction Burglaries

Now that summer is with us (well almost!) please remember to lock your doors every time you leave the house. It may be to call on a neighbour or do some gardening, have a chat with someone passing by or answer someone who is asking for directions. All of these innocent things you do are an opportunity for a thief to get into your home and steal whatever is lying around. Also be aware of people driving up and down the same roads. Why are they doing it? Maybe they are lost or trying to find someone? Maybe not! Sneak thieves look for easy targets. Open doors, unlocked doors, open windows... & they are in. Lock it or lose it?

Your Electricity Supply

Some time ago we mentioned that Northern Powergrid, who are responsible for maintaining your electricity supply asked if you wanted to be put on their Priority Register in case of power cuts. Someone in your home may have a medical condition, be elderly or disabled, may have young children or may rely on electricity for medical equipment. If you fall into any of these categories, please telephone 0800 028 9500, a free automated service or go to to register or contact Norman for further help.

Crime Statistics for Todwick

The system for reporting up to date crime stats is still not resolved. But for the 4 month period January to April 2016 inclusive we had the following issues:



Other theft


Public Order


Antisocial behaviour


Criminal damage / Arson


Vehicle crime


Violence & sexual offence


Contact Information

S. Y. Police non-emergency calls to report crime or give information dial 101.

S. Y. Police / Ambulance / Fire & Rescue emergency dial 999

Crimestoppers to give information about crime (you do not have to give your name) dial 0800 555 111 freephone open Mon-Fri 8 am to 10 pm & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Action Fraud this is the government run reporting centre for fraud. Calls can be made on 0300 123 2040 anonymously or text on 0300 123 2050

Streetpride part of Rotherham Borough Council. For most general problems with bin emptying, damaged bins, street lighting, potholes & other problems associated with roads & pavements telephone 01709 336003

Electricity emergency 0800 375 675

Thanks to all the villagers who have provided details of incidents and issues.

Thanks also to Sheila Pantry for ensuring that our village website shows our newsletters.

Norman Anderson (chair)