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Burbage Policing update

Burbage Policing update

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:00 by Parish Council

Here is an update for Burbage.

Two more sets of registration plate thefts. One happened on the 28th-29th of July on Boyslade Road and we had another incident last night, 3rd of August in the garage area of Banky Meadow where a set were taken from a vehicle between 22:30-23:00. If you have any CCTV in the area, please get in touch if you saw anything suspicious around this time. Darren.stretton@leics.police.uk More »

Damage caused to a vehicle by youths at the Blackways Meadows allotments on the 2nd of August. Stones were thrown at the vehicle between 18:30-18:45. If you have any information on these people, please get in touch.

It appears an intoxicated suspect felt it was a good idea to climb on the top of a motor vehicle on Church Street on the 1st of August at around 23:25 causing damage to the vehicle. Again, any information on this person would be greatly appreciated to support the victim with costs perhaps. Do you know anyone who woke up Tuesday morning a bit worse for wear and was in the area?

We have received some good information relating to suspicious vehicles in the village. Please keep a look out if you are about or dog walking. If you see a vehicle you suspect stolen or suspicious, please get in touch. There are plenty of free sites and Apps where you can check if the vehicle is stolen. Please ensure you call 101 immediately if you see a vehicle with incorrect registration plates or if you suspect it is stolen. Car parks can be a place of interest.

We have also been completing work around reports drug activity. Please send us as much information as possible such as vehicle registrations, times and locations. Drug activity can kill if it relates to drug driving, can impact on the safety of local residents due to attracting drug dealers and those involved can take advantage of young and/or vulnerable people. Any information you can provide can make a difference to someone's life. Darren.stretton@leics.police.uk

Whilst residential burglary and vehicle crime have dropped off over the last week or so, please continue to be mindful especially if you own anything on two wheels such as a motorbike, electric bike or moped. These types of vehicles have been targeted all over Leicestershire. https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/theft-motorcycles-scooters/

Scams from residents to raise awareness


This morning, I received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number - ***1127
The message said "Hi Mum, I have just received my new phone and this is the number". As I wasn't aware of either of my children changing their phones, I ignored the message and then received a 2nd one saying "How are you?" I almost believed that this may be my daughter as I wasn't well yesterday but I phoned my daughter on her usual mobile phone and she confirmed that it was not from her.

Obviously some kind of WhatsApp scam!!!


"Just received the following notification on my mobile:

You've been exposed to someone who tested positive for sub-variant BA.5. You are eligible for a free test via "link".

Fake websites that are used to steal personal and financial information or infect devices with malware.

Almost certainly a scam. Just thought I would let you know."

"Saga car insurance, The letter I received from Saga was genuine but Another person took out a car policy on July 3rd in my name and address. I was expected to fill in many personnel details and most likely to pay for the policy. I do not own a car or have an insurance policy. The policy was registered to a different registration to my wifes car."

"Another scam email, the address from which it was sent is the confirmation. Again, I suggest if anyone has a doubt about an email, always look at the sender's address, it confirms it, apart me having ordered nothing! This has probably happened because I logged into my Paypal account only yesterday, nothing more!"

Thank you for your time and take care,

Darren 6035

Did you know you can report crime and incidents using our online portal. Please visit https://www.leics.police.uk/ Click on REPORT .
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Our News Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, August 2022

Our News Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, August 2022

Posted: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 16:47 by Parish Council

The August edition of Our News is out now.

It includes a thought-provoking article on what it means to be an 'active bystander'. It looks at the bystander effect and what factors hold us back from intervening or reporting when we see crimes happening. We are very passionate about this, and it is the foundation on which our charity is built.

We also have an article on our new Community Safety Charter, which almost 1,000 people from schools to hairdressers and individuals have signed up to. They all have a common desire to work together to tackle crimes in public spaces. Remember, you don't have to be a member of our charity to sign up - it's quick and easy to do so on our website. More »

Further articles are on creating inclusive communities, keeping your home secure whilst on holiday and discounted product offers. We hope you enjoy this month's edition, and please feel free to share the newsletter with anyone you think would find it helpful or interesting.

Read OUR NEWS here


Help to spot and record wild flora and fauna in your area

Help to spot and record wild flora and fauna in your area

Posted: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 14:51 by Parish Council

Leicestershire County Council has released a downloadable resource pack to encourage people to spot and record wildlife in their local area.

The information is presented in conjunction with Leicestershire based charity NatureSpot, which has a dedicated Burbage forum that can be accessed here Burbage Sketchley Park wildlower area | NatureSpot or by clicking on the icon at the bottom of the left column on this Council website.