Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood Watch Notes for April - May 2018


Seemingly – all is relatively quiet hereabouts, in Holbrook – so I’ve been advised by PCSO Paula Bennett.

You will, presumably, be aware that St Michael’s Church Wall collapsed on Monday 12th March. It had rained very heavily that day it seems that the weight of water took its toll.

One way and another, the traffic flow is rather restricted, with the road (Portway) half-blocked – and not far from the School of Autism too.

Initially one kind resident put up barriers and signs. After a ‘day or two’ it was properly signed by the Council. So it, at least, now has ‘counter-flow’ traffic signs in place. When a 7.1 Bus uses that road even greater care needs to be taken, of course.

The Parish Clerk is, again, going to contact the Autism School regarding the vehicle parking concerns.

As to the wall repairs – it might be some time before a decision is arrived at; as to who bears the cost of reinstatement ?!

Then, on Friday 16th March, a real rural event – it was reported that a Cow was loose on the road; unclear location. (The grass is always greener !)

Regarding the local Policing arrangements, within the last 3-months many changes have taken place. The man in charge is Sgt Mark Weldon – and he has a number of Police Officers reporting to him.

Please remember to dial 101 to report an incident;

Otherwise only dial 999 in case of an Emergency.

These notes have been drawn-up with the assistance of PCSO Paula Bennett, & others; to whom I am indebted.


The Mobile Police Surgery will be sited on Makeney Road - either side of the junction with Moorfield Road – depending on the amount of parked vehicles thereabouts – between 2.25 and 3.00 p.m. on the following Fridays 1st June; 15th June; 27th July; 10th August; 21st September; 5th October; 16th November; 30th November - all 2018 dates can be downloaded here.



Are you aware that The Parish Council is planning to install a Defibrillator in the Town Street Phone Box. To support this project donations are sought. They can be made via this dedicated website. For more information please contact Hannah Owen, the Parish Clerk.


John R. Meggitt – – Tel: 01332 883193



Updated 24 April 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.