Here comes the Winter
Welcome to the December edition of our newsletter. The weather is now taking a turn for the worse and temperatures have really dropped off with some hard-overnight frosts. Please stay safe on the roads and make sure your vehicle’s tyres, fluid levels, lights and batteries are checked and ready for the demands that this time of the year presents. Also, take a little extra time in the morning to make sure your windscreens are fully defrosted and clear prior to starting any journey, and be prepared for ice on the roads. Please keep safe and remember not to leave any vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
Community Speed Watch
If you would like to set up a Community Speed Watch scheme in your village or town contact the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership on 01603 276433 or the local district Engagement Officer by dialling 101. For more information click here
NFU’s reporting line
The NFU has launched an online rural crime hub for farmers to get the latest advice. The site provides advice on things such as fly-tipping, poaching, theft, and livestock worrying.
Fuel Theft Security Advice
As we move into the winter months and the weather gets colder, please keep an eye on your heating oil and don’t become a victim of fuel theft. Follow the fuel theft security advice:
- Control switches that control the flow of oil should be turned off and the electricity supply isolated when the tank is not in use.
- Purchase a good quality lock.
- Check your oil levels regularly. This will alert you quickly to any problems. Many tanks can be fitted with a gauge to monitor the levels that can be read inside the house.
- Keep the tank in a position that is very overlooked.
- Always remember that access is required for any deliveries.
- If your tank is close to the house make sure you can see it from your windows – this, coupled with the lighting, will make it less of a target.
- Don’t overlook the importance of ventilation if enclosing the tank – advice should be sought from your oil company.
Consider a fuel tank alarm. Visit
It’s the South Norfolk Crime Prevention Surgery on the 18 December at The Green Room, Easton & Otley College, Easton, NR9 5DX between 2pm and 4pm. This is a rural crime event that will be attended by Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey. It’s a great opportunity to meet with our rural crime team, see some of the technology we are now utilising and meet some partner agencies who can provide crime prevention advice. We look forwards to seeing you there.
Rural Crime Strategy
The Rural Crime Strategy annual report which includes crime statistics, current initiatives and our policing model, can be accessed here.
Take care, have a good Christmas and I’ll see you all in the New Year
PC1531 James Wonnacott (Operation Randall)