Issue 87

Welcome to Issue 87 of the LNWA Newsletter – produced to maintain your contact and e-mailed to all 32 Boroughs plus the City. Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) are regularly updated so, if you are receiving this for the first time, it’s because you are identified as the Neighbourhood Watch Contact for your Borough. LNWA is anxious information reaches the grassroots so please ensure everyone in a Watch in your Borough is encouraged to read this Newsletter which is also accessible via our website, http://www.lnwa.net

NEIGHBOURHOOD & HOME WATCH NETWORK (NHWN)

If you haven’t signed up to receive a direct copy direct, read the latest NHWN newsletter at:

http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/uploads/general/OurNewsDecember2014.pdf

In preparation for its next 5 year Business Plan, NHWN held its annual, National Collaborative Stakeholder Event in Central London on 19 November. LNWA was there as the Representative Body for London. For a full description of the event and a report summarising the day, go to:

http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news_and_events/news/nhwn_national_collaborative_stakeholder_event/

NHWN has produced a basic factsheet about Modern Slavery which is available to download from its website:

http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/resource_centre/document_library/modern_slavery_factsheet/

The content is condensed from a Home Office 4-page briefing into points that may be most relevant NW Coordinators or members but the full briefing is accessible via the above link.

CRIMESTOPPERS

The Postal Delivery Service (PDS) chain e-mail is doing the rounds again this year and is, as usual, a hoax. It warns about a postal scam that could charge you £315 if you phone a Premium rate number when you receive a card through the post claiming PDS has failed to deliver a package. The e-mail mentions Royal Mail and Trading Standards in an attempt to look official. This chain e-mail refers to a service that has not been in operation since 2005 and the Belize-based operating service was fined £10,000 by PhonepayPlus. Check the Crimestoppers website for more details and further warnings:

https://crimestoppers-uk.org/get-involved/our-campaigns/national-campaigns/fighting-fraud/fraud-types-p-t/#PostalDeliveryService

MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR POLICING & CRIME (MOPAC)

Sign up for your monthly e-mail newsletter from MOPAC at:

http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/policing-crime/contact-us/sign-up-for-mopac-updates?source=vanityurl

CRP NEWS

If you are not receiving your own, individual copy, the latest newsletter for UK Crime Reduction Partnerships, CRP News is now available at:

http://www.crp-news.com/html_email_demo.htm

That’s it for this month. As usual, LNWA thanks you for your work and support and wishes you, one and all,

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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