Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood Watch Notes for July - August 2017


In the period 22nd May to 15th July two incidents were reported:

1) Holbrook School for Autism – you may have heard, recently, that there was an RTC.  A female pedestrian stepped from behind a parked vehicle to cross the road and was hit by another vehicle – she suffered injuries to her right foot, leg, ribs and arm.

2) Vehicle Crime – a secured vehicle was parked and unattended at the side of the road; offender(s) used an unknown instrument to smash rear nearside quarterlight window – no items were stolen.

3) A Ford Escort was left for a number of days, parked in Chapel Street, half-on the pavement.  Its presence was reported to the Police who ascertained that it was ‘legal’. It eventually transpired that the owner had been away on holiday with friends who lived in Chapel Street – and, on 21st July, the car was driven away by the owner.

4) No reports of any other untoward local incidents have been reported.  Are you aware of any incidents that have occurred in this area ?

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P.C. Gareth Cole is sometimes on ‘other duties’.  Nevertheless be assured we have cover. Whilst out and about in the Village you may have seen some of the periodic visits by various Police Officers – in a variety of vehicles?

On Saturday morning 15th July the Police & Crime Commissioner (Hardyal Dhindsa, accompanied by his wife) attended the opening of “The Spotted Calf”.  Present at the same time were two PCSO’s Paula Bennett & Scott Hunt. (There are many photographs, recording the event, available from various sources).

The PCC’s visit to Holbrook ‘killed two birds with one stone’ – as Holbrook is one of the 383 Derbyshire Parishes that he’s planning to visit over the coming months.


N-Watch e-mail circulation list – Notes, covering various topics have been circulated; one gave recipients information of the PCC’s visit.


Please note:-


1) If you require to report an incident – then telephone 101

2) For more serious incidents/crimes – telephone 999

3) If you wish to receive the periodic N-Watch notes, please contact me.


John R. Meggitt

Tel: 01332 883193 – e-mail:


Updated 25 July 2017

Contact Details:


Tel. 101 - for: Non-Emergency queries, or to report an incident.


Tel.  999 - for:

Urgent or Emergency requirements.


Tel.  0800 555 111 - for:

Crime-Stoppers to anonymously report an incident.

Local Contact:  John R. Meggitt

Crime Prevention Advice for Garden Sheds


  • Make sure there are no tools left in the garden that could be used to attack the shed.
  • Lock all windows.
  • Cover up the window so people can’t see what is in the shed.
  • Fit coach bolts or non-return screws (use to replace all screws on the hinges and locks).
  • Use a hasp and staple to secure shed.
  • Fit a padlock (certified to BS EN 12320 minimum Grade 3)
  • Please ensure that your property is positively identified – by the use of, say, an UltraViolet (U/V) Pen.

If you need Crime Prevention advice, contact our local Police Officer – refer to details below.

Local Police Officer / Safer Neighbourhood Team Contacts:


  • Contact the Safer Neighbourhood Team by email:


Please Note:  Twitter address  @KilburnSNT is temporarily suspended as PC Gareth Cole is seconded elsewhere. We are currently served by Belper SNT.  Don't report crime via Twitter. Call 101 for non-emergencies or 999 in an emergency.


  • If ‘all else fails’, you could contact your N/Watch Rep – John R. Meggitt - Tel: 01332 883193



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Crime & Incidents in Holbrook (part of the Kilburn SNT)
Please Note!


Should you observe anything suspicious, at any time, please inform the Police immediately.

It is very much more helpful if you are able to supply them with information about – location, height, clothes worn, skin colour, and if a vehicle is involved (type, make, colour and registration number too).

This ensures that they are kept fully informed.

The contact details are shown above – with additional contact details given below.