Last meeting? 15th October, 2012.
Next meeting : 22nd May, 2013 at 7p.m. at the Primary school, in the Nursery. All welcome.
Hot news : We note the Confirmation of the Appointment of Assistant Chief Constable Dave Jones of the Rural Region of Northern Ireland as Chief Constable NYPolice on 18th April 2013 following the retirement in May 2012 of Grahame Maxwell, when ACC Tim Madgwick was appointed Temporary Chief Constable until the appointment of the new Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.
National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week: 15th-23rd June, 2013.
Rocky, an English Shepherd dog given to North Yorkshire police, is at present training (with a puppy-walker) and photographs of him can be seen on his Facebook Album!
Police and Crime Commissioner: The elected Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, has been holding surgeries in the district, some by internet. She was recently interviewed on Radio 4 and stressed her political impartiality. The Chief Constable and the Police Authority will lose some powers, though there will be a new monitoring tier to replace some of the latter's function. Julia Mulligan will address the AGM of HSNHWA on 22nd May, 2013, at the Galtres Centre at 7.30pm; "A Day in the Life of a Police and Crime Commissioner. (N.B. Clash with Husthwaite NHWA).
Non-emergency police number : 101
HSNHWA: For information re policing matters please visit the web-site of Hambleton South Neighbourhood Watch Association.
ICE : Put this In Case of Emergency acronym in front of your next-of-kin or emergency contact number in your mobile phone so police or other emergency services can make contact if necessary. You are never alone with ICE.
Do you know where your passport is? Take 2 copies of your passport, one to travel with you separately from the real one and one to leave at home in a safe place. Keep your passport on you. Be wary of surrendering it even to police; a driving licence or a copy of it or your passport will do equally well. Report a lost or stolen passport to the police or the British Consulate or to the local police or I.P.S. in U.K.
Stop unwanted telephone calls by registering at tpsonline.org.uk or phoning 0845 070 0707 Stop silent calls:find Silent Callguard at www.ukdatait.co.uk or telephone 1044 372 2327
Boiler room scams: If you are targeted by a cold-caller begging you to invest with their company--don't! Instead, report them (with as many details as possible) to the FSA on 0845 606 1234. More information on their website:www.fsa.gov.uk
Check for scams : PhonePayPlus website checks numbers for validity and JustAnswer.com/Scam-Examiner gives instant information about email scams.
Never tell anyone your PIN--banks will either not ask or in emergency write to you suggesting a meeting at the bank.
www.getsafeonline.org is another government site with much helpful information for protecting you and your computer.
Report fraud to Action Fraud on 0300 1233 2040 or check www.action.fraud.police.uk
Or consult www.hoax-slayer.com to check for email hoaxes
Please let me have your email if you wish to be included in the fast messaging system, or give it to your co-ordinator. (Chairman's note:In 2012 there were many alerts and I totalled 350 emails in the database--but don't worry: they don't all come to you!) If you would like to co-ordinate information for about 10 houses please let me know.The scheme includes every house in the village free but not all houses are served by a designated co-ordinator--and we need you.
email@example.com or phone Jill on 01347 868514