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North Wales Community Alert
« on: July 22, 2021, 04:27:35 pm »
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COMMUNITIES in North Wales can now keep up to date with personalised policing news following the launch of a brand new free messaging service.

North Wales Community Alert has been funded as part of the Home Office Safer Streets Fund and North Wales Police are the first force in Wales to launch the alert system.

The system is currently used by several other police forces in other parts of the UK and has seen positive results and greater engagement with communities. It will allow residents the chance to access up to date information about crime, engagement events, appeals, prevention advice and general policing activity in a certain area.

The system also includes a messaging service that allows users to put forward what matters to them.

Carl Foulkes, Chief Constable, said: “We are delighted to launch North Wales Community Alert which will form a key part of our Local Policing. It is a free messaging service for people who live and work in North Wales to help our communities to stay informed and up to date with news, alerts, appeals, engagement events and general policing activities from your local police teams.

“What makes North Wales Community Alert so useful is that individuals can choose what information they would like to receive from us and how they would like to receive it whether by email, text or voice message - so they don't even need an internet connection - the choice is in their hands.

“North Wales Community Alert isn’t just a broadcast channel, where it is just us telling you. It is a two-way messaging system so that we have an additional route to listen to what our communities have to say.”

Andy Dunbobbin, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “North Wales Community Alert will give our communities a great opportunity to provide feedback to their local neighbourhood police team on the issues that matter most to them, helping us to work together to make North Wales the safest place in the UK.

“Local Police officers will be raising awareness of the scheme and I encourage residents, businesses and community groups to sign up to the system.

“Please take some time to register with North Wales Community Alert, it is quick, simple and completely free.”

Register by visiting www.NorthWalesCommunityAlert.co.uk

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 04:33:04 pm »
There has been a burglary in Colwyn Bay and one in Denbigh in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

On both occasions the front door was left open.

Please make sure you check that your door is secure.

Can you afford to wake up and have your valuables stolen.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 10:20:30 am »
Do you know what your children are up to?

As the evenings are longer and brighter, children and young people want to enjoy the time away from school. However, it is very easy for young people to get carried away with each other and become involved in anti-social behaviour activities. Remember, an easy way to consider what is Anti-Social behaviour: any behaviour that you think is wrong, upsets someone or is against the law.

School Liaison Officers provide students with information about ASB and its consequences, as part of our duties, and everyone has the right to a safe and enjoyable neighbourhood. North Wales Police encourage those responsible for children’s welfare to be mindful of what their children are up to on the longer summer evenings, where they are and who they may be hanging around with. Let’s keep our kids and our neighbourhoods safe and happy.

There is lots of information on what you can do as a parent/carer on the “Parents” section of the Schoolbeat Cymru website: https://schoolbeat.cymru/en/parents/know-what-could-affect-your-child/anti-social-behaviour/ (English) or[SMJ(21]  https://schoolbeat.cymru/cy/rhieni/gwybod-beth-allai-cael-effaith-ar-fy-mhlentyn/ymddygiad-gwrthgymdeithasol/ (Cymraeg) as well as some downloadable documents.

#PlaySafeStaySafe #HappyNeighbourhoods #EverybodyNeedsGoodNeighbours

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 10:08:58 am »
RESIDENTS have been urged to continue taking home security precautions to deter opportunist burglars.

"During the summer months please do not leave windows and doors unlocked unless you are in that room.

"The majority of burglaries are opportunistic, and a property that presents itself as insecure is far more likely to be targeted than one which is properly secured."

"The warm weather has provided ample opportunity with windows being left open to allow rooms to cool down and sadly on at least two occasions residents have woken having been alerted by noise and believe someone has tried to gain entry.

Top tips for keeping homes secure over the summer include:

•Always close and lock windows and doors when leaving the property – even a small open window could entice a burglar.

•If in the garden, make sure windows and doors at the front of the property are secure.

•Do not leave valuables on display through windows.

•Any car or house keys should be out of sight and some distance from a window or door.

•Ensure that any side entrance is secure, locked and not easy to climb over, even when someone is at home.

•If leaving windows open while sleeping, fit window restrictors so they cannot be fully opened.

•Consider installing a visible security light or alarm to deter criminals.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2021, 12:57:54 pm »
People across North Wales are being urged to help draw up a new blueprint for the way the region is policed and help decide where 20 extra PCSOs should work.

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin and Chief Constable Carl Foulkes are asking local communities, groups and representative bodies to tell them what they think is most important and what they are most worried about.

Mr Dunbobbin is preparing to write his first Police and Crime Plan after being elected in May and is keen for as many people as possible to have a voice in the process.

Along with the  Chief Constable, he is asking people to take part in a survey which will help shape North Wales Police’s priorities.

The survey covers all aspects of policing, from tackling serious and organised crime and protecting children and young people from sexual exploitation and abuse, to dealing with social media trolling and responding to non-emergency calls.

The survey is now  available at (surveymonkey  SMDKY8R)   

Direct link   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SMDKY8R for people to complete until Friday, August 20.

Paper copies will be available for those who do not wish to fill in the online version. There will also be an easy read version available.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2021, 11:20:02 am »
If you receive a phone call, from someone claiming your bank account has been hacked and you need to transfer your funds to a different account, put the phone down. It is a Scam.

Unfortunately we are still receiving reports of people falling victim to this scam. Please let your friends and family know, so together we can help stop this happening to someone else.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2021, 09:42:13 am »
If you receive a text message that you suspect to be a scam or spam you can forward it for free to 7726. Your network provider will then log and review the number. This will assist in preventing people from being scammed. Please share this number with your friends, family and neighbours.

Os yr ydych yn derbyn neges destyn ar eich ffon symudol yr ydych yn amau sy'n sgâm neu spam fe ellwch ei yrru ymlaen i 7726 am ddim. Fe fydd eich darparwr ffon yna'n cofnodi ac adolygu'r rhif yma. Fe fydd hyn yn helpu i atal pobl rhag cael eu sgamio. Cofiwch rannu'r rhif yma hefo eich ffrindiau, teulu a chymdogion.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2021, 02:25:06 pm »
If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, don't use the links or contact details in the email, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) using report@phishing.gov.uk. By reporting suspicious emails the National Cyber Security Centre will be able to analyse the suspect email and any websites it links to.

Please share this email address with your friends, family and neighbours.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2021, 04:54:39 pm »
I am getting inundated with e-mails that I consider junk ...many of them are about jobs in the Llandudno Junction area.  None are of any interest to me and I do not click on the links.  Just mark them as junk and hopefully my system will learn which addresses to bin straight away - that's what Thunderbird says it will do so I'll see if it happens.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2021, 10:06:20 am »
If someone calls you claiming to be from your bank, be wary and don’t disclose personal information.

If you are asked to end a call and ring back to verify their identity, this could be a scam.  Use a different phone to call them back on the bank’s correct verified number.  If in doubt, go into your local branch.

Please share this advice with your family, friends and neighbours. #Helpingeachother
   
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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2021, 12:11:34 pm »
Second notice today.........

We have received a number of reports of rogue traders operating across the force over recent weeks.

Unfortunately one elderly victim in the Conwy area lost a significant sum of money when she paid a cash deposit for building works that were never started after a rogue trader called at her home out of the blue.

We would discourage anyone from engaging with cold callers on the doorstep. Remember - you don’t have to open the door to anyone you don’t know or aren’t expecting.

Please share this message with friends, family and neighbours who may be vulnerable.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2021, 09:59:35 am »
With children now finishing their school holidays and starting to return back to the classroom, please could we remind everyone driving on the roads to be mindful of the speed limits within in the local communities and in particular around the schools.

Did you know that most if not all of the roads passing schools in the Conwy county area are now restricted to 20MPH zones?

Today we have carried out a couple of speed surveys in the areas of Colwyn Heights and also Old Colwyn.

Whilst conducting the speed surveys we have received a number of positive comments from the local community who were happy to see officers in and around the schools reducing speed.

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Welcome to SchoolBeat.cymru
SchoolBeat.cymru is a bilingual site from the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme, providing information and resources for pupils, teachers, parents and partners to reinforce the key messages delivered by our School Community Police Officers in primary and secondary schools as well as alternative educational settings.

The website focuses on the three main themes of the Programme: drug and substance misuse, personal safety and safeguarding, and social behaviour and community.

cont  https://schoolbeat.cymru/

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2021, 09:25:36 am »
Would you recognise a scam?  Put your ability to spot a scam to the test with this quick quiz.

Are you scam-savvy? - Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk)   https://quiz.takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/?_ga=2.135273009.1610248158.1630567370-1483084864.1626080975

Please share with your friends and family to see how well they get on. #Helpingeachother

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Over the recent weeks there has been a slight increase in thefts from motor vehicles within the West Conwy area.
A number of these vehicles have been left insecure and by chance an opportunist thief has used this to their advantage and stolen a number of items from within the vehicles during the early hours of the morning.

Please could we take this opportunity to remind everyone to make sure you lock your vehicles, removes all valuable items from inside.

If you have any information or CCTV which maybe be of use please call 101 or alternatively contact North Wales Police via web chat at: https://www.northwales.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2021, 12:02:04 pm »
Do you own a shed? if so, how secure is it from thieves?

Items we keep in our sheds are very attractive to thieves. They are easy to transport and sell on.

Sheds are easier targets for burglars than homes.

The average contents of a shed can be around £600. What is in your shed? Power tools, pressure washer etc

A great man once told me this analogy. Count the value of everything in your shed in pounds. Place that amount in the centre of the shed. Would you still secure that shed using a cheap padlock.

What is keeping your shed secure? Is it a cheap padlock? If so, it would be a good idea to change this to an alarm padlock or disk padlock. Also, fit a good quality hasp and staple using coach bolts.

If you do change the padlock, make sure you change the hinge screws to coach bolts, as it does not matter how good your lock is if a thief could remove the door with a cordless screwdriver. 

Does your shed have a window that thieves can look through to see what is worth stealing inside? Cover this with a net curtain or blind or if it is not needed, black it out.

Add an extra layer of security by putting a battery powered PIR (infra red) alarm inside.

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PCSO 3642 Chris Livesey
(North Wales Police, Community Safety PCSO, Central)