Local elections are taking place across West Northamptonshire on Thursday 6 May 2021.
They will be held:
- for the new West Northamptonshire Council
- for local town and parish councils
- to elect a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
In Hardingstone not enough people stood to push the Parish Council to election (see attached notice).
If you are not already registered to vote, the deadline... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:52 by Sally Willis
There has been an increase in the number of burglaries in Northampton recently, the majority in evenings/night time.
Lock windows and doors, use a timer for lights switches. Keep curtains drawn with light on inside the premises.
CCTV helps the police catch and detain those responsible.
Look out for suspicious activity, such as vehicles with multiple occupants, parked up or just driving around slowly,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:27 by Sally Willis
As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:44 by Sally Willis
There has been a surge of reports where the recipient has received messages through Facebook Messenger from friends/family requesting to use their Pay Pal account to receive funds from the sale of items on EBay. Overall, between 1 June 2020 and 31 July 2020 a total of 95 reports have been made which specifically mention that the item sold was a camera.
Messages are sent by fraudsters purporting to be... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 11:40 by Sally Willis
We have an updated list of ways to contact the Police depending on what you need to contact them for. Please see attached document for more information
Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 12:32 by Sally Willis
Northampton residents are being urged to take care who they employ to dispose of their waste, after a successful prosecution in December.
On 10 July Northampton Borough Council's Neighbourhood Wardens discovered a pile of sacks in Foskitt Court, Bellinge, which, following investigation, contained evidence of whose it was.
When challenged, the householder – Christina Dovkants of Hanemill Court,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:02 by Sally Willis
Northamptonshire Police is today launching an online survey about the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology across the county.
Running for two weeks, the survey aims to give local communities the chance to voice their views and understanding of how ANPR works and how it is used to tackle crime.
ANPR is a technology whereby images of passing vehicle number plates are captured by... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:50 by Sally Willis
Northamptonshire Police has published a new newsletter called "Northamptonshire Rural Matters". It is a newsletter for residents and businesses about the work going on to fight rural crime in Northamptonshire. The first issue introduces the Rural and Wildlife Crime Team and there's a message from the Chief Constable, Nick Adderley. It covers issues of great interest to parish and town councils, such... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:33 by Sally Willis
Our PCSO Andy Wood tells us of:
Another burglary dwelling in Hardingstone.
This one in Coldstream Lane. That's 6 since 19th April. Bikes & tools usually stolen.
This tells us to Think like a thief.
It's worth having a good padlock on the door with no exposed screws. Are hinges strong?
Consider a battery-operated shed alarm. They look low key but they respond to movement or door contact with... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:37 by Sally Willis
A resident was tricked into paying to have a roof tile fixed. The men said they would come back to fix others and then asked if they could go inside for a coffee. Luckily to resident said NO as there may have also been a distraction burglary! The men mixed concrete in a bucket on the drive. The vehicle involved was a white unmarked van –not a large one – with ladders on the top.
One man... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:08 by Sally Willis