Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood Watch Notes for January - February 2018


These notes have been provided by PCSO Claire Brown


1.  In December there were the following calls for service in the Holbrook area for that month.

Eight calls for service in total included:- 

  • Three: were vehicle related – parking on pavements, and blocking junctions, etc;
  • One: Horses loose in the road;
  • Three: Fraudulent e-mail; &
  • One: Burglary. 


2.  A polite reminder to the locals about parking considerately would probably eliminate some of the above.  Noting that at “schools-in” & “schools-out” times:-

  • The Autistic School (Portway) and Village School (Moorside Lane) are both challenges / ‘headaches’.
  • Getting the message across to the ‘out-of-village’ perpetrators is rather a challenge !


3.  Regarding Policing in ‘our patch’ – recent feedback from Sgt Gareth Cole confirms that there are changes ‘in the pipeline’.

It’s understood that:-

  • PCSO Claire Brown (12790) is, shortly, to be joined by PC Jeannette Gardner (14271) – as the Kilburn SNT;
  • Our immediate-past PC (Gareth Cole) is now a Sergeant (12345). He is shortly due to move to Matlock; &
  • His replacement will be Sgt Mark Weldon (2701)


Contacting the Police – please note:-

Incident Reporting – Tel: 101 .....Only for Urgent Calls – Tel: 999

Crime Stoppers – Tel: 0800 555 111


John R. Meggitt – – Tel: 01332 883193



Updated 17 January 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.