Road Works and Closures within the Local Area

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Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood Watch Notes for July - August 2018


In June I experienced a computer malfunction one result of which is that all the e-mail contacts, and e-mails, ‘disappeared’.  I am now having to build-up a new circulation list for Holbrook Neighbourhood Watch; with some names resulting from a leaflet handed out at the recent Village Fete. Progress is being made but, the folk on the present list is about 25% of the former one. (One or two may have moved house, of course). 


If you would like to receive Neighbourhood Watch Notes, can you please send me an e-mail message with just one word – Yes and your contact telephone number would be helpful too, please, to –  


It’s my understanding that the present list, that’s being drawn up, will meet the GDPR requirements.  I’m aiming to send out N-Watch Notes again by Friday 20th July.  So, if when reading these notes you have not received a N-Watch Alert Note, please contact me.  Can you please inform your family, friends and neighbours too (if local) – to contact me, via e-mail. Thanks.

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  • In June I attended a 1-day N-Watch Seminar, at Chesterfield Police Station – where an Inspector brought us up to date on several general matters.  It seemed, to me, that in Holbrook, on the edge of Erewash and Derby, there are some subtle variations to some incidents ‘up north’.  Nevertheless Cyber-Crime, and the like, take-up much Police time – in ‘getting to grips’ with the various perpetrators.

  • Set against the above, it’s understood that there are currently some 1,600 Police Officers in Derbyshire – which is some 400 less than at the turn of the century.

  • I’ve returned from holiday, just in time to enjoy the Holbrook Fete.  A splendid occasion – blessed with good weather too.

  • As far as I’m aware all’s quiet, with nothing untoward having occurred whilst I was away.

  • This month there’s no feedback from the Kilburn SNT Police – so it’s assumed it must be quiet in our locality. Please Watch Out ! and if you aware of any untoward incidents then please advise me.

  • Mobile Police Surgery – is scheduled to visit Holbrook on Friday 10th August and Friday 21 September.

The Police – telephone 101(for non-emergency contact).  In an Emergency – 999  CrimeStoppers – 0800 555 111 (should you choose to remain anonymous).


John R. Meggitt – Tel: 01332 883193 – e-mail:


Updated 30 July 2018

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. 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.

Police Surgery:

The Mobile Police Surgery will be sited on Makeney Road by the junction to

Moorfield Road

  - between 2:25 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the following Fridays: –

1st June; 15th June; 27th July; 10th Aug; 21st Sep; 5th Oct; 16th Nov; 30th Nov.


Complete list of Police Surgery dates for 2018 can be downloaded here.


Police Surgery Dates Holbrook (Aug 2018)