It’s That Time of Year Again

As we approach the time of year when the dark nights are drawing-in and the darker evenings take hold, a home in darkness could be an invitation to a burglar. To help deter thieves the police are urging residents to ensure they have home security measures in place.

There are lots of simple and inexpensive things you can do. Make sure you keep windows and doors locked and leave lights on when you are out. As a further deterrent to burglars and thieves, perhaps using a light timer or Dusk to Dawn LED Bulb with a sensor could help.

The police have said that they will be stepping up evening patrols and Neighbourhood officers will be speaking to businesses and residents to offer additional advice about how to ensure premises and property are kept secure.

If you see any suspicious behaviour, the police would urge you to contact them immediately on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Don’t leave it a few days; ringing them as soon as possible will give the police the greatest chance of preventing a crime taking place and making an arrest.

For further burglary prevention advice, please speak to your local neighbourhood policing team:- 0114 2964898.  PCSO’s:- Pam Thompson 07584 617 210 – Phil Whitaker:- 07787 882 106 -Nicola Doolan –Hamer:- 07787 881 996 Alternatively, you can find more help and tips on their website: South Yorkshire Police

Clap for Carers returns for a Third Week

 Clap for our Carers

A round of applause around the country

Tonight, Thursday 9th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thanks,

Returning for the second week in succession, amid the coronavirus outbreak, people in Crosspool are expected to light up the sky with cheering, drumming, whistling and clapping from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies as a tribute to our NHS carers and key workers, who are working round the clock to help keep us all safe in these very difficult times.

Thank you

 

 

 

Covid-19: Doorstep Fraud and Scams

Dear all
We’re hoping you are doing okay at this incredibly challenging time.
Firstly, we want to let you know that we are here for you. SYPolice
As always, if it is an emergency, please call 999.

At challenging times like this, we see the community spirit of South Yorkshire people demonstrated in many ways. We know that groups are setting up all over the county to offer support to people who are isolating. Whilst in the vast majority of these cases, the individuals will be well intentioned, there may be some who see this as an opportunity for their own criminal gain.

People carrying out shopping on your behalf, will at some point need to be paid. If you give them cash, how do you know they will come back with the goods? If you give them your bank cards, they have access to all of your funds.

action fraudAction Fraud and Age UK worked together to create this film on doorstep fraud which we think will help set out our concerns and offers you some helpful steps on ways in which you can protect yourself.

They suggest this easy way of remembering how best to protect yourself and your loved ones if someone comes to your door offering help.

  • Stop – never do anything you don’t want to or make any decisions on the spot.
  • Check – Check for ID but remember most of these are community volunteers so wouldn’t necessarily have ID. There is no way of knowing whether they are legitimate.
  • Ask – Ask someone you trust for a second opinion, or ask them if they can provide the support you need.
  • Mine – If they ask for your card or your pin, remember this is very personal information that should not be shared.
  • Share – If you come across a scam, share your experience with others, if possible, to prevent them from being scammed.

Doorstep fraud is a crime. It happens to a wide range of people with all sorts of backgrounds. Please report it if it happens to you.
We also encourage you to share this information with your loved ones.
Thanks
South Yorkshire Police

 

 

 

New CCTV in Crosspool

As part of the positive initiative and commitment to ensure that the Crosspool precinct remains a vibrant place to shop and dine in Safety, the Crosspool Forum, in collaboration with the police and Sheffield City Council, has funded the installation of a new CCTV high definition night vision camera.

CCTV CameraInstalled in the Crosspool shopping precinct as a preventative deterrent against crime, anti-social behaviour, the high quality of the camera’s footage will make it easier to identify offenders and maximise public safety. Only the police and or the Sheffield City Council will be permitted access to footage from the CCTV system and will only download any footage they deem important enough to resolve a case of crime or an incident of anti-social behaviour.

It is hoped that the new camera will give people confidence in knowing that evidence from the cameras will be readily available to help identify and track offenders.

 

 

 

Spate of break-ins reported in Crosspool

Over recent days there have been reports from Crosspool residents of various break-ins in the neighbourhood.

Ringstead Crescent seems to be one of the targeted streets, with a bicycle, power tools and alcohol all stolen.

Be vigilant – and if you see anything suspicious, you can contact the police by ringing 101.

Thieves target Crosspool houses and shops

Bamforths, Crosspool
Bamforths, Crosspool has been targeted by thieves

A series of break ins have been reported in Crosspool over the last few weeks.

Bamforths and CKs in the precinct and houses on Manchester Road, Watt Lane and Cardonesss Road have been targeted.

Adrian Well, the owner of Bamforths greengrocer, sent this message of thanks to local residents: “Many of you know my shop was broken into and burgled last week. Whilst it was a thoroughly unpleasant experience, the kindness and support I received from the whole community was really cheering.

“All of your kind words were really appreciated, offers to help clear up were amazing, bottles of wine (and any other alcoholic gift) are always most welcome!

“Many of you will know that taking on the shop is a big change in my life. The reasons for taking this on are many. The hours and pay are certainly not two of them. But, the support I received has helped me appreciate how much local shops are a bedrock of a community. You’ve made me proud to live and work among you. Thanks again.”

If you see anything suspicious, don’t hesitate to contact the police by ringing 101.

Car break-ins around Tapton Hill area

A recent spate of opportunist break-ins to parked vehicles have occurred recently around Tapton Hill Road and the surrounding streets.

Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and be vigilant at all times. Please report any suspicious activity straight away to either 999 for emergency or 101 for non-emergencies.