Gayton Neighbourhood Watch has been operating since 1994 and its main objective is to make Gayton a safer place in which to live. It aims to help residents protect themselves and their properties, and in co-operation with the police, to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the community.
Regular meetings take place:-
Every area in Gayton is covered by a voluntary ‘street warden’ who is responsible for communicating information to residents on his/her ‘beat’. Equally, he/she is available to help with any problems that might arise.
Police messages are sent by email to the Gayton Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator and are circulated to street wardens and residents where appropriate.
An e-mail list is kept of people wishing to be alerted to current scams or who wish to be informed of any police messages concerning crime in our area. Anyone wanting to have their name added to this list should contact Richard Akers (). Please be assured that your address will not be revealed to anyone else as all messages are sent individually as blind copies.
Street Wardens. See list below.
All residents are encouraged to keep a lookout for any suspicious characters or vehicles seen around the village and to report them to the police (or if appropriate, to their street warden).
Towcester Rural Safer Community Team are working on establishing three community priorities in each beat area. These will then be worked on by the team over a twelve week cycle.
We need you as the community to inform us of issues that are currently affecting the area where you live. If you have any issues please inform your own Street Warden, or alternatively contact:
The latest newsletter for the Towcester Safer Community Team can be found on the South Northants/Towcester page of the above website. Click here to access this page directly and then view the Latest Updates.
Property Marking Systems
A more sophisticated, hi-tech system is the SmartWater Strategy, which is used for permanently marking goods and property. A small trace or the material is applied to any item of property and it invisibly marks it and and can only be detected under a UV lamp. It is also unique in as much as every single kit has its own "DNA" so any stolen property is common only to your property and that kit is registered on a database only to you. Warning signs and labels are included with each kit.
The Church Roof is Alarmed
If activated both these systems will come into operation. The sound is similar to a police car siren and will sound for 2-3 minutes. The strobe will continue until it is re-set. The siren will re-start if the roof area senses another human on the roof. Birds, leaves etc. will not trigger the alarms.
Action if Activated
Any queries please contact the Church Wardens. Telephone numbers can be found in Gayton News or on the Gayton Church website page under Services -> click here
Correct use of the 999 Emergency Service
As many as 6 out of every 10 calls received by the Northampton Police Communications Centre are either malicious or hoax and these are not only wasting valuable police resources, they are also potentially putting lives at risk. In addition, a high proportion of the remaining calls should have been made on the non-emergency number, not 999.
Each 999 call has to be treated professionally and thoroughly. The call handler can waste valuable time trying to establish whether or not it is genuine - in the meantime a real emergency could be waiting.
When to call 999
The obvious emergency is if a life is in danger or someone is being physically threatened. Or if you are witnessing a crime happening at the time, or you think the offenders are still nearby - then you should ring 999.
Other emergencies involve road traffic collisions. If you witness or are involved in a serious traffic accident where someone is badly injured, or where vehicles are causing obstruction or danger to other road users, then call 999.
... and when not to
For incidents that don't fit the emergency criteria described, call the dedicated local Neighbourhood Watch number 01604 888964, or alternatively call the national number 101. For example, if your car is stolen or broken into; or you arrive home to find you have been burgled and there is no sign that the offender is still in the house or nearby, it doesn't merit a 999 call.
Serious injury road traffic collisions are emergencies, but many collisions don't need to be reported to the police at all. Minor traffic collisions that are 'damage only' do not have to be reported as long as drivers exchange details at the scene. If someone receives minor injuries then you are required to report this to the police and produce a certificate of insurance within 24 hours. But do this by calling the non-emergency number above or by calling in at a police station front counter during opening hours.
|Joan Adams||No email||25 Hillcrest Road||Hillcrest Road||859416|
|Richard Akersemail@example.com||11 Tiffield Road||Tiffield Road||859813|
|Jens Buusfirstname.lastname@example.org||The Birches, 6 Baker Street||Baker Street||859253|
|Pat Byromemail@example.com||Westgate House, Eastcote Road||Westgate House & Goggs Farm||859355|
|Phil Handfirstname.lastname@example.org||22 High Street||Deans Row||858291|
|John Knight||No email||10 Milton Road||Milton Road||858644|
|Rita Poxonemail@example.com||Karibuni, Park Lane||High Street & Park Lane||858562|
|Rod Poxonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Karibuni, Park Lane||High Street & Park Lane||858562|
|Barry Steeremail@example.com||12 St Mary’s Court||St Mary’s Court||858886|
|Linda Truslerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Orchard House, Eastcote Road||Eastcote Road||858220|
|Joan Woodemail@example.com||Linthorpe House, Back Lane||Back Lane, Bugbrooke Road (north side), Banbury Lane & Fitnels Farm||858800|
* = temporary street warden - if anyone wants to offer their services please email Richard Akers as above
Shed Alarms: Please click here for more information.
Personal Attack Alarms: Please click here for more information.
SmartWater: Please click here for more information.
|The main aim of a Dog Watch scheme is to create a partnership between the local community, police and the local authority. The scheme is a great way of building community relations and working together with the police and the local council to reduce the fear of crime and to improve the quality of life in your area. As a dog walker you will be out and about at all times of the day and can contribute to addressing quality of life issues in Northamptonshire. You can be the “eyes and ears” of your community.|
|As a dog walker you will have more time to be observant, look at the environment and actually take notice of what is going on around you. You will also notice if something is out of place or unusual as you use the same area every day. Dog walkers also have a common interest and will often walk together and talk, so there is an opportunity to pass on information. It is a simple idea and a great way to get community involvement in policing your own environment. The scheme is open to all walkers, with or without dogs.|
Ring Northamptonshire Police non emergency number: Tel. 101
To report any of the following, you can ring South Northamptonshire Council on 01327 322322 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to send a photo of what you are reporting please use the above email address. Please say exactly where the problem is, so that it can be dealt with.
- Missed rubbish collections – general or recycle bins
- Fallen branches
- Drugs paraphernalia like needles please do not TOUCH
- Fly-tipping please do not TOUCH
- Broken glass please do not TOUCH
- Glass, litter and unsafe play equipment in play areas
- Shrubs that are causing obstruction
Dog Warden: 01327 322322. For advice on a range of issues including barking dogs, stray dogs, dangerous dogs, dog fouling and the enforcement of Dog Control Orders.
For abandoned vehicles contact 08456 121999 ore-mail email@example.com
Ring Dog Watch Co-ordinator for free member's pack. Tel. 101 Ext 5724
For more information and enrolment form go to www.northamptonshiredogwatch.co.uk