Ratby Neighbourhood Watch
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News and info
Source for all information above: National Stalking Helpline 0808 802 0300
Get your computer checked for malware and key logging software.
Change your passwords frequently and don't use the same password for everything.
Limit the amount of information you share about your-self on social networking sites and check your privacy settings to ensure you are not giving away more information about yourself than you intend to.
Keep your anti-virus software up to date.
Report any stalking activity on websites to the administrators. If they won't act, contact the web hosting company.
Do not engage with your stalker in any way.
Talk to neighbours, colleagues or your manager about the harassment if you feel comfortable doing so. They may be able to help by collecting further evidence on your behalf or by putting protective measures in place.
Be aware of how much of your personal information is in the public domain and take steps to protect your data.
Consider carrying a personal alarm.
Vary your daily routine and take different routes to and from work.
Know where the nearest safe location is, for instance a police station. But, if there isn't one nearby, you could use a 24 hour supermarket with security guards and cctv cameras.
Talk to the police about using cctv and/or Installing a panic button at your home.
Consider installing an alarm system.Ensure all your doors and windows are locked before you leave home or go to sleep.
Stalking is a pattern of repeated, unwanted behaviour that causes you to feel distressed or scared. It can be perpetrated by men or women.
Stalking can happen with or without a fear of violence. This means that if you are receiving persistent unwanted contact but the person has never threatened you, this is still stalking and is not acceptable.
Stalking often has a huge emotional impact on those it affects. It can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a psychological as well as a physical crime.
If you are being stalked, you can complain to the police or apply for an injunction and damages through a civil court.
To get in contact with the police, either go to your local police station, or call the non-emergency number and make an appointment. It might help to write down what has happened to you and take that with you as well as any questions you may have so that you don't forget anything you want to include.
If the stalker is arrested, you can talk to the police about whether bail conditions will be imposed. Bail conditions could, for instance, say that the stalker is not to contact you or approach you. If they breach the bail conditions then bail could be revoked and they could be remanded in prison.
If the case is prosecuted in a criminal court the stalker could receive a prison sentence and you could be granted a restraining order.
You can also apply for an injunction against the stalker through a County Court under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 or under the Family Law Act Part IV.
If the stalker breaches an injunction under either of the above Acts they can be imprisoned by the County Court or prosecuted and imprisoned by a criminal court.
If you are ever in immediate danger call the Police on 999.
National Stalking Awareness Day takes place on 18th April 2013.
The National Stalking Helpline has been established by Network for Surviving Stalking, Protection Against Stalking and Suzy Lamplugh Trust. It is the first national helpline to specialise in providing information and guidance to victims of harassment and stalking as well as their friends and family.
Do you know somebody in your neighbourhood who is elderly or vulnerable or is just about to come out of hospital?
Then the Hospital Hampers 2 Home Scheme could help them!!!
What is the Hospital Hamper 2 Home Scheme?
Hospital Hamper 2 Home is a pilot scheme funded by the County Council set up to provide free hamper of basic food supplies (contents list is on reverse of referral form attached) delivered to the home of vulnerable adults referred to the scheme e.g. elderly persons leaving hospital to an empty and un-provisioned home.
However, the pilot has recently been supplemented by Winter Crisis Funding – consequently the criteria has been widened to include all vulnerable adults and not just the elderly or those leaving hospital (see details below)
Each hamper also contains an introductory letter and advice sheets about keeping safe, well and independent at home (attached) Plus ,while supplies last, we will also include a 4W2W winter crisis pack - containing gloves, torch and hand warmer
Who can be referred to the scheme?
The scheme is only available to those residing in the County of Leicestershire and includes :-
·The elderly, frail leaving hospital to an empty and un-provisioned home.
·The elderly, frail and vulnerable including those with learning difficulties and dementia living on their own
·Tenants / home owners living in fuel poverty, cold homes or homes with mould e.g. families with young children
·Those with pre-existing cardio vascular or respiratory illnesses and other chronic medical conditions which are exacerbated in extreme weather conditions
·Those with arthritis, limited mobility or otherwise at risk of falls
·Those living in deprived circumstances e.g. those living in fuel poverty ,
·Vulnerable persons leaving an institutional setting such as hospital, prison, care or any other Institutions to establish themselves in independent accommodation
·Those otherwise without the financial means to meet the immediate needs of themselves or members of their family e.g. the unemployed or families with young children living on benefits who are faced with extreme financial pressures
How can people be referred?
Partnership Agencies, Neighbourhood Watch, Police, GPs, Charities, Local Authority Housing Departments, Citizens Advice Bureaus etc may need to fax their referrals to ICare because of safeguarding/data security. WRVS are also actively referring people through their Hospital to Home Befriending service
How are they delivered?
The hampers are delivered by ICarecommunity meals service providers http://www.icaregroup.co.uk
ICare aim to deliver the day after receipt of a completed referral form.
ICare also deliver a free sample hot meal (or frozen if preferred) at the same time as the hamper; so it is imperative that person is at home for the delivery. Any issues around delivery or contents can be discussed directly with ICare (as per attached referral form)
Why are we doing this?
This is an early intervention and prevention pilot to support vulnerable persons at a time of crisis. The project has close links to 4W2W which aims to reduce excess winter deaths) and the First Contact Scheme.
People being discharged from hospital or recovering from illness need more than the usual energy requirements and hydration, as their body is healing.
It is also a fact that some vulnerable, frail and elderly people may have to choose between food and fuel in times of crisis; be they budget difficulties or extreme weather.
How will it work?
Referrals forms must be completed accurately and sent via fax or secure email. The referral form lists the hamper contents. Any specific requirements (dietary or delivery) should be described on the form or can be discussed directly with ICare
The hampers contain a free post feedback card for recipients to complete. In addition the recipients will be contacted by phone for their opinion of the service and if necessary a 1stContact referral will be made if additional service requirements are indicated
How long will it be available for?
This is a time limited project which will finish at the end of March 2014 or when funding is exhausted – whichever is first.
Should you know anyone who would benefit from this project, for further details contact
County Hall Admin Team - Tel 0116 30 59243 Fax 0116 3057440 or
Crime update for Ratby
RATBY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
The crime figures are as follows;
1st April 2013 – 30th April 2013
DAMAGE x 4
- Ferndale Park – Damage caused to park safety matting by persons pulling it up from the floor.
- Dane Hill – Damage caused to house window by means unknown.
- Bulls Head Public House – Customer smashes window with hands.
- Burroughs Road – Considerable damage caused to sports field by vehicle doing skids at high speeds. (Vehicle was traced and owner spoken to about this, he denied causing the damage but PC 4675 Harris issued him with a section 59 and had his vehicle seized from him on the spot).
DAMAGE to MOTOR VEHICLE x 1
· Cooper Lane – Vehicle left secured on drive. Rear lock damaged, entry gained, nothing stolen.
THEFT of CYCLE x 1
· Berrys Lane – Bike left secured in rear garden, occupants return from holiday to find bike missing. There is open access for the residents, and on doing house to house many have told me that non residents have been seen in the area many times before.
THEFT from MOTOR VEHICLE x 4
· Main Street – Blue disabled badge stolen from vehicle left unsecure outside the post office.
· Gillbank Drive – Vehicle left secure on drive way. Hole drilled under rear lock to gain entry, power tools stolen.
· Doctors Surgery Car Park – Vehicle left secured in surgery car park overnight, on return owner finds that all the fuel has been siphoned out.
· Stamford Street – Vehicle locks forced open, entry gained and power tools stolen.
Hope this helps Carol.
PCSO 6552 MO MUSA
Market Bosworth Police Station
Tel: 0116 222 2222
Police contact details
CONTACTING THE POLICE
999 should only be used for real emergencies – such as when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or a life is at risk, or there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger.
All 999 calls go direct to the control room and are dealt with on a separate priority system, so calls to 999 that are not true emergencies could cause a delay in getting help in some other life-threatening situation.
101 is the number to use to contact the police in situations that do not require an immediate police response. Call 101 to report crime that has already happened and other incidents or concerns that do not require an emergency response, for example:
•If your car been stolen
•If property has been damaged
•If you suspect drug use or dealing
•To report a minor traffic collision
•To report any other incident that doesn't require an immediate response
•To give us information about crime or criminals in your local area
You can also call 101 if you simply want to talk to your local police officer or a member of police staff – you will need to know his collar number and you will then be put through to the relevant extension.
If you call 101 and it is deemed to be an emergency situation, the trained police operators will put you through to 999 for immediate assistance.
Calls to 101 from landlines and mobile networks cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long you are on the phone.
Ratby is part of Beat 79 which covers a huge rural area and operates from Market Bosworth police station. Within Beat 79, Ratby has its own dedicated officers who can be contacted using these links:
Pc 334 Justin Hayes Justin.Hayes@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk and
PCSO 6552 Mo Musa Mohammed.Musa@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk
To give non-urgent information completely confidentially call 0800 555 111.