Friday, 14 October 2011

East Tynedale Neighbourhood Policing Team

The current Key message from Northumbria Police.

· Police are carrying out operations in every area of the force to tackle doorstep crime.

· People can help themselves stay safe by following simple crime prevention advice.

Crime prevention advice -

· Keep front and back doors locked (with keys taken out), even when at home.

· Look through a spy hole or window to identify the caller.

· Put the door chain or door bar on first before opening the door, and keep it on while talking to the caller.

· Check their identity card carefully even if the caller has prearranged appointment. Close the door while you do this.

· Don’t let visitors who are in a hurry, pressurise or confuse you - ask them to wait outside while you confirm who they are, genuine visitors won’t mind waiting.

· If you need to leave a caller standing outside while you collect or check something indoors, close the door and lock it.

· Never use a telephone number given by the caller – find the number in your telephone directory.

· If you are not comfortable ask the caller to return when someone is with you.

· Never buy goods or services from people calling unexpectedly or unannounced at your door.

· If the caller is selling something or offering work on your house or garden tell them that you are not interested and ask them to leave.

· If they do not leave tell them you will call the police.

· If in doubt - keep them out.

You can contact our Local Neighbourhood Policing Team on

03456 043 043 ext 69191. In an emergency call 999.

The team's email address is:

The team is based at Prudhoe Police Station, Front Street, Prudhoe, NE42 5HN and is open from 8am until midnight.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Parish Council Notes - September.

The main items discussed at September’s meeting were proposals for the Local Transport Plan. Each year the Parish Councils are asked for their three top priorities to be submitted to Northumberland County Council. Ovingham Parish Council has again asked that priority be given to a new bridge, as well as re-locating the 30mph sign at the approach to Ovingham from Wylam (moving it further away from the village). The Council have also asked for parking bays and/or double yellow lines around the schools to ease congestion and that there be a continuous footpath from Ovingham to Ovington.

Councillor Jordon reported that there had been quite a few responses to the recent Village Plan Questionnaire that had been delivered to each household in Ovingham. These will be collated in due course with all the others, which have since been returned. A time consuming task no doubt!