Wilby Parish Council

Serving the People of Wilby

The Horse Shoe

Clerk: Mrs Vicky Smith
18 Bakehouse Lane, Mears
Ashby, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN6 0ED

Tel: 01604 812239

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BEWARE: Stolen Goods

It's tempting to buy cheap goods, but the real price of your bargain may be a victim of crime – an elderly lady has been burgled of her jewellery, a child has had their bike stolen, a sat nav has been snatched from a vehicle.

In many cases goods are stolen from the most vulnerable people in our society. The goods are stolen, not because they appeal to the thief directly but the thief knows that they can be sold for cash. More »

Anyone who receives stolen goods or assists the thief in any way to dispose of the goods is actively encouraging the thief to steal. This is why the penalty for handling stolen goods is greater than that for theft.

A person handles stolen goods if they know or believe the goods to be stolen and they dishonestly receive them or assist in their storage, removal, disposal or exchange.

If you are aware of someone handling stolen goods, call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Your call will be dealt with in complete confidence and the information you supply may help us to convict the offender.

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you are offered cheap goods, no matter how good the "bargain" appears to be, please don't buy them. Call the Police or Crimestoppers and tell us where and when you saw them. » Less

Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:46 by Vicky Smith

Read the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Latest Newsletter

Stephen Mold's October 2018 newsletter document is attached here:

Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:13 by Vicky Smith


We want people to enjoy Halloween, but it can be a worrying time for parents and homeowners. Taking a few minutes to talk about safety and respect before you go out trick or treating can help children have a safe, fun time.

Remember, not everyone loves Halloween! If you see a 'No Trick or Treat' poster or sign at a house, don't knock on the door. If you would like a free 'No Trick or Treat' poster for yourself, a relative or neighbour, please contact crimeprevention@northants.pnn.police.uk More »

Advice for a safe Halloween

  • If young children are going trick or treating, make sure you or a responsible adult are with them at all times. Know where they are going and when to expect them back.
  • With older children, agree with them where they are going, a return time and if possible, which houses they intend to visit.
  • Remind everyone to respect posters displaying 'No Trick or Treat'.
  • Never try to deliberately scare someone, especially older or vulnerable people.
  • Don't allow anyone to go trick or treating alone – always stay with a group.
  • As it's likely to be dark, carry torches and only walk down well-lit streets.
  • Remind children to NEVER enter anyone's house and NEVER accept lifts in people's cars.
  • Be careful crossing roads in the dark.
  • Ask children not to eat any sweets or other treats they are given until they get home. Check their treats before they eat any. Sweets and foods still in their original wrappers are safest.

Dressing up safety

  • Costumes shouldn't be too long or restrict your child's freedom to move – you don't want any unplanned bumps in the night.
  • Stay away from candles, such as in pumpkins – homemade costumes and even some bought from shops can be highly flammable.
  • Masks can obstruct a child's vision. This is dangerous, especially when they are crossing roads. Consider using face paints instead
  • Make sure children are going to be visible when they are out and about. Consider putting reflective tape on their costumes.
  • Some costumes – coupled with the excitement of Halloween – can encourage aggressive behaviour. Remind all trick or treaters that even fake knives, swords and other costume accessories can hurt or scare people.

Have a great time, stay safe and look out for each other. If you or someone you know is in danger call 999.

Residents' advice

It's not just at Halloween when unexpected callers turn up. Follow these tips for doorstep safety:

  • Remember official visitors should always make an appointment beforehand.
  • Look through the door spyhole, viewer or window to see who is outside.
  • If you decide to open the door, put the chain or bar on first.
  • Check the caller's details and ID before you let them into your home. Telephone the relevant organisation to confirm the caller's identity, but don't reply on a phone number that the caller gives you.
  • Don't feel pressurised into buying items on your doorstep and be wary of callers who may offer home repairs or gardening. Report any unexpected traders to our doorstep crime hotline on 0345 23 07 702.
  • Consider putting a 'Sorry No Trick or Treat' poster on your door or window.

Report anti-social behaviour by calling 999 in an emergency, if a crime is in progress or life is at risk, or 101 for non-emergencies. » Less

Posted: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:54 by Vicky Smith