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Security Alert Message - August 2014

Security Alert Message - March 2014

Security Alert Message - FEBRUARY 2014

Security Alert Message No.2 - JAN 2014

Security Alert Message - JAN 2014

Security Alert Message - Dec 2013

Security Alert Message - Nov 2013

Security Alert Message - June 2013

Security Alert Message - Feb (No2) 2013

Security Alert Message - Feb (No1) 2013

Security Alert Message - Jan 2013

Security Alert Message - Dec 2012

Security Alert Message - Nov 2012

Security Alert Message - August 2012

Security Alert Message - July 2012

Security Alert Message - June 2012

Cowbridge and district PACT newsletter

Alert Message (PACT Update)-Mar.12

Security Alert Messages(No3)-Mar.12

Security Alert Messages(No2)-Mar.12

Security Alert Messages(No1)-Mar.12

Security Alert Messages(No2)-Dec11

Security Alert Message Dec.11

Security Alert Message Nov.11

Security Alert Message Oct.11

Security Alert Message - July2011

Security Alert Message - June11 No2

Security Alert Messages - June11 No1

Security Alert Message - May 2011

Safety Alert - April

Your Local Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter

Security Alert Message - March (No2)

Security update March. 2011

Security update Dec. 2010

Security update Nov. 2010

Your Local Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter - Oct.2010

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Neighbourhood Policing newsletter

Safer vale Christmas info.

FREE home Fire Safety Check and Free Smoke Alarms.

PERSONAL SAFETY MOT

Safety awareness in the big bad world! 2010

Ystradowen - Neighbourhood Watch


Security Alert Message - March 2014

SECURITY ALERT MESSAGES (No. 1) - August 2014

The Safer Vale Partnership have issued the attached security alert information for the awareness of residents. Police in the Vale of Glamorgan are appealing for information about a burglary which happened at Cowbridge Road in Ystradowen.

The incident happened sometime between 8am on Tuesday 12th August and 9.30am on Wednesday 13th August and resulted in a quantity of jewellery and an OBE medal in a black case being stolen.

Entry was gained to the property when a ground floor window at the rear was forced.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area to come forward.

Detective Constable David Rich of Barry CID said: "We are also appealing to anyone who has any information about jewellery being offered for sale, particularly the OBE medal belonging to the victim which is obviously of huge sentimental value, to contact the police."

Anyone with information should call the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 1400296879.

Please be alert for your own and neighbours safety / security - Remember to use your house alarm if you have one fitted.

W D (Paddy) Kelly

NHW Co-ordinator

Ystradowen

INCREASE IN TELEPHONE SCAMS

The Safer Vale Partnership is issuing a warning to the public after an increase in scams where consumers are telephoned or emailed by people falsely claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice and the Police.

Scammers trick members of the public by suggesting to the person they're calling that they could be owed money - often for repayment of bank charges, payment protection insurance (PPI), or a court settlement - but first ask for up front payment from the consumer in order to enable them to receive the money.

These callers have no connection with the Ministry of Justice, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, or other genuine organisations. Fraudsters have already tricked and harassed some victims into handing over thousands of pounds, only for them to find that the call was a fake. The Ministry of Justice or Police would never contact consumers asking them for bank details, or request an up front payment by money transfer.

The Safer Vale Partnership is warning consumers not to pass on personal or financial details to such callers. If you have already done so, contact your bank immediately to stop or check any unauthorised transactions. Do not transfer money unless you are absolutely confident the company is legitimate.

If you believe you have been a victim of this scam please report the matter to South Wales Police on Tel. No. 101 or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. They will pass your reports to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau who analyse fraud information with a view to passing it to the police for further investigation.

MAKE IT DIFFICULT - NOTE AND REPORT ANY ACTS OR CRIMES AGAINST OUR COMMUNITY.

W D (Paddy) Kelly

NHW Co-ordinator

Security Alert Message - FEBRUARY 2014

RECENT ACTS OF VANDALISM IN YSTRADOWEN

We have been advised of at least three acts of mindless vandalism that have occurred in Ystradowen since just before Christmas which have impacted on the Village community and on individual residents.

1 - Just before Christmas - believed to be 24th December - the Christmas tree on the Village green was attacked, the lights were damaged and supply power cables cut as well as a significant attempt made to pull the tree over. The YCSA Committee and the local community did manage to effect emergency repairs and restore the tree to a safe display mode for the remainder of the festive period.

2 - Overnight Saturday 22nd February 2014, possibly about 01.00am, damage was caused to the memorial garden area beside the Village bus stop. This included large plant pots being totally destroyed, a large stone bird bath feature broken apart and the top section of it used to smash through the side window of the BT telephone box resulting in a large amount of broken glass in the area. This incident has been reported to the Police.

3 - A local resident in Ty Mawr has also advised that his property was vandalised last night which resulted in a number of large coping stones being broken and removed from his boundary wall, smashed and spread over the surrounding area. This incident has also been reported to the Police.

If you are aware of any information or suspicious activity that could be of assistance in respect of any of these incidents, then please contact South Wales Police on Telephone No. 101

MAKE IT DIFFICULT - NOTE AND REPORT ANY ACTS OR CRIMES AGAINST OUR VILLAGE COMMUNITY.

W D (Paddy) Kelly

NHW Co-ordinator


SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE No.2 - January 2014

SECURITY ALERT - TAX REFUND SCAM

Safer Vale Partnership are warning the public not to be fooled by a scam seeking to advise them of a refund from the tax office.

This may come to them as a contact email purporting to come from "The Inland Revenue/Tax Office/HMRC advising that they are due for a refund. This email requests you to click on the attached link form to be filled in with your credit or debit card details for the tax refund to be paid.

THIS IS A SCAM!!!

If you are aware of or do receive such a scam request, please note all details and pass it to the Police.

If you are aware of any information or suspicious activity that could be of assistance, then please contact South Wales Police on Telephone No. 101

MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR A THIEF - DON'T GIVE YOUR SECURITY / BANK INFORMATION AWAY.

W D (Paddy) Kelly

NHW Co-ordinator


SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - January 2014

SECURITY ALERT - BOGUS TELEPHONE CALLS

South Wales Police are warning members of the public not to be fooled by telephone callers seeking to obtain bank details.

The warning follows an incident which occurred earlier this week when an elderly lady received a call from a man portraying himself as a police officer who had someone in custody with her bank details and asked for this information to check the details.

Shortly afterwards several hundred pounds were removed from the victim's account.

Detective Sergeant Claire Huish of Barry CID said: "I want to stress to the public that this is a scam. You should never pass any banking information to anyone over the telephone - especially if you have received it as an unexpected call. Callers like this can be very plausible but legitimate organisations or banks will never ask you to provide this information. I advise people not to comply with contact from unexpected callers without first verifying the legitimacy of the call."

If you are aware of any information or suspicious activity that could be of assistance, then please contact South Wales Police on Telephone No. 101

MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR A THIEF - DON'T GIVE YOUR SECURITY / BANK INFORMATION AWAY.

W D (Paddy) Kelly

NHW Co-ordinator


SECURITY ALERT - YSTRADOWEN HOUSE BREAK-IN

The Vale of Glamorgan is one of the safest places to live in South Wales. However there has recently been an increase in the number of homes being broken into in the Vale of Glamorgan.

We have just been advised by Safer Vale on behalf of South Wales Police that there was a burglary in Ystradowen just over a week ago. The property which was secured, was entered by the rear kitchen window which was forced. Enquiries are ongoing at the present time.

Safer Vale would like to remind all residents of the importance of locking all doors and windows, especially at night or when away from your property. Keep your car keys safe and out of sight. If you have a house alarm fitted, then please remember to use it.

If you are storing bikes in your garage or shed, then make sure that you have suitable locks on the doors and consider purchasing a shed alarm.

If you are aware of any information or suspicious activity that could be of assistance, then please contact South Wales Police on Telephone No. 101

MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR A THIEF - LOCK IT - DON'T LOSE IT.

W D (Paddy) Kelly

NHW Co-ordinator

St Owains Mill

Ystradowen

Tel. No. 775377


SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - June 2013

SECURITY ALERT - SECURITY ALERT - HOUSE BREAK-INS.

The Vale of Glamorgan is one of the safest places to live in South Wales.

However there has recently been an increase in the number of homes being broken into in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Safer Vale would like to remind all residents of the importance of locking all doors and windows, especially at night or when away from your property. Keep your car keys safe and out of sight. If you have a house alarm fitted, then please remember to use.

If you are storing bikes in your garage or shed, then make sure that you have suitable locks on the doors and consider purchasing a shed alarm.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously - or if you have any information which you think may be of help please call South Wales Police on 101.

MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR A THIEF. LOCK IT - DON'T LOSE IT.


SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - April (No 2) 2013

SECURITY ALERT - "COLD CALLS" for SECURITY INFO.

Ystradowen NHW Co-ordinators have been made aware by residents of their having received a number of "Cold" telephone calls requesting details of what type of security system they currently have at their property. This is an unsolicited approach to resident(s) requesting specific information regarding their security system including if it is connected directly to the police.

- We recommend that you DO NOT provide anyone with details regarding your security system, especially if you have not approached a recognised and approved company for service or support.

- If you do receive such a "Cold Call" requesting details about your security system, then please ensure that you try and obtain as much information as possible regarding that calling company and caller. e.g.

Company Name and base location where possible

Callers Name and position in company

Callers Telephone No. this may be displayed on your phone (and could be different from that given by the caller!!)

Why have they called you where did they get your details?

This information could be of help in tracking down potential crimes before they may occur.

Please keep an eye out for any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood and if you are at all suspicious report it immediately to South Wale Police on telephone Number:

999 in an emergency (e.g. Life in danger or a crime in progress / being committed)

or

101 in a non-emergency (e.g. Not requiring immediate police attendance or if you have information to any crime)


SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - April (No 1) 2013

INCREASE IN BREAK-INS (YSTRADOWEN & VALE AREAS)

The Vale of Glamorgan is one of the safest places in South Wales, however there has been an increase in the number of houses broken into recently including a number within Ystradowen. Please help to keep crime low by following these simple tips:

* Lock doors and windows at night, including whenever you go out of the house, even for a short period of time.

* Keep all valuables in a safe and secure place within your home.

* Car keys can also be targeted during a burglary, so keep them in a safe place out of sight

* Consider using timer switches on some lights, to make your home look occupied.

* Let a neighbour know if you are going away - ask them to place your delivery of mail/papers etc. out of sight from suspicious callers

* If you have one fitted, use a security alarm system whenever you leave your property or at night.


Watch out for another alert message regarding "Cold Calls" - will be posted very soon.


URGENT SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - February 2013

HOUSE BURGLARY IN YSTRADOWEN - 28/02/2013

WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT A HOUSE IN CLOS FFAWYDDEN WAS BROKEN INTO AND PROPERTY STOLEN TODAY - THURSDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2013. THIS BURGLARY OCCURRED DURING THE DAY - POSSIBLY THIS AFTERNOON - WHILST THE RESIDENTS WHERE NOT AT HOME.

THE POLICE HAVE BEEN INFORMED AND ARE INVESTIGATING. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR HAVE SEEN ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OR PERSONS IN THE VILLAGE TODAY, PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE ON TELEPHONE No. 101


SECURITY ALERT MESSAGES - February (No 2) 2013

HOUSE BURGLARIES & DRAIN COVER THEFTS

1) The Vale of Glamorgan is one of the safest places to live in South Wales. However there has been an increase in the number of houses broken into in the Rural Vale recently through insecure doors or windows, where Audi motor vehicles have been stolen with the residents keys. Remember to lock all doors and windows at night and use an intruder alarm where fitted. Keep your car keys safe and out of sight.

2) The Vale of Glamorgan Council is urging the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious incidents following a spate of thefts in which twelve highway surface water drainage gully grids were stolen. The thefts took place in a number of locations across the Vale this week.


SECURITY ALERT MESSAGES - February (No 1) 2013

SECURITY ALERT - SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT in THE VALE

Safer Vale Partnership would urge parents and residents in The Vale to be aware that Police are investigating a suspicious incident in the St. Athan area which occurred in the evening of Wednesday 20th February, when it is alleged that a child was approached by an unknown male driving a small silver car, possibly a Peugeot 206, silver in colour.

The male is described as mid 40s in age wearing a flat cap. He did not leave the vehicle and the child returned home safely.


SECURITY ALERT MESSAGE - January 201

SECURITY ALERT - ROGUE TRADERS IN THE VALE

Residents are advised by Safer Vale of this security alert following reports that there have been a number of rogue traders operating in the Vale of Glamorgan area. Please help us keep crime low by being alert and following these simple tips.

- Please be vigilant and also consider vulnerable neighbours, family and friends.

- Seek to deal only with reputable companies/organisations with whom you have made a prior agreed scheduled visit/appointment date and time.

- Ensure that any caller/trader/organisation representative attending at your property has proper and valid identification.

- IF IN DOUBT - KEEP THEM OUT!


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Remember: -

Please keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighbourhood and if you are at all suspicious report it immediately to South Wale Police on telephone Number: 999 in an emergency (e.g. Life in danger or a crime in progress/being committed) or 101 in a non-emergency (e.g. Not requiring immediate police attendance or if you have information to any crime)


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The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the United Kingdom is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.

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