Advice Shops

Regular Advice Shop and Police Surgery

The Watch holds open Advice Shops on the third Saturday of every month at number 10 Sibson Road (the building next to the shoppers car park, opposite the Garden Centre) between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Property Marking We offer property marking with invisible UV pens or an engraver – for bicycles, power tools, lawnmowers and similar items. Postcoding your property discourages burglars and increases the chances of your property being returned if it is stolen.

It can also provide vital evidence for the Police to be able to charge a suspected thief.

Police Surgery At the same time, police officers usually also hold neighbourhood meetings. They are open to everyone and give you the chance to meet your local police officers and police community support officers.

You can also tell your neighbourhood team about the issues that may concern you, giving you the opportunity to have your say about policing in the area where you live.

Crime Prevention Products At the Advice Shops, we also sell a number of home security and safety products to members on a not-for-profit basis. We can also refer you to a number of services.

Some products are supplied free to everyone, others are free only to members and the rest we sell on a not-for-profit basis.

That means we sell them at the same price we buy them for – the idea is not to make money, but use our ability to buy in bulk to make it cheaper for you to secure your property and protect yourself.

Recent Posts

Recent Scam – Warning

We have received the following message from the local Beat Team and been asked to circulate the information:-

On 19 April, at least two elderly Charnwood residents were contacted by criminals who claimed to be police officers and asked them to withdraw large amounts of money from their bank accounts. In one of these cases the victim followed the instructions and handed over a large amount of money to the criminals.

We would urge local residents to be wary of such scams. The police and other agencies will never telephone and ask you to withdraw or transfer money from your bank. If you receive an unsolicited call from the police, gas board, bank or any other agency then take their name and contact details then telephone their organisation or company. Please be wary though, these criminals can make it sound as if you have disconnected the call and phoned a different number when in fact you are still on the line to them. Use a different phone (mobile phone or neighbour’s) and ring their main switchboard (from Yellow Pages or a utility bill), not the number that the person ringing gives you. If in doubt, telephone the police.

For any residents with elderly relatives or neighbours, please be aware of this scam and keep an eye on your relatives or neighbours – these criminals are very convincing.

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