Oxford Neighbourhood Watch and Community Newsletter 9-5-21

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Neighbourhood Watch and Community Newsletter for Oxford 9/5/21
Neighbourhood Watch
DVLA Scam - this has been sent  from one of our Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators 
Hi  ,
Your vehicle is no longer taxed.
DVLA have been notified electronically about you latest payment for your vehicle tax failed because there is not enough money on you debit card.
We have generated a new invoice, and we suggest you to use a credit card instead of a debit, to avoid any other consequences that might appearing case again won't be enough funds inside.
Tax your vehicle - http://proexeccoaching.info

Reminder
The AGM of TVNHWA is to be held on May 15th 2021. The meeting will be held via Zoom, starting at 10.00a.m. Note that reservations are not possible, and, as we can only accommodate a maximum of 100, attendance will be on a first come, first served basis. However, the meeting will be recorded, and will be made available later to anyone who is unable to be present.
https://www.tvnhwa.org.uk/

Dedicated PCSOs 
Dedicated PCSOs are the nominated sole point of contact od TVP Oxford with Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators.
Thank you to the dedicated PCSOs for the following areas and to Superintendent Joe Kidman and Inspector James Sullivan for making an idea come to fruition. Thanks to Neighbourhood Sergeants for asking the PCSOs to make contact with Coordinators. The PCSOs have been asked to make phone contact to introduce themselves and discuss any issues, a valuable collaborative venture, that has already proved useful.
PCSO Jack Hickman - the Leys
PCSO Ahmed Mohamed - Headington
PCSO Frazer Chapman – Marston
PCSO Annabel White – Barton
PCSO Connor Davies – Risinghurst & Sandhill
PCSO Grace Wiseman - East Oxford
PCSO Jack Sear - Cowley
PCSO Tom Spicer - Oxford Central
PCSO Claire Bonneville - Oxford North
PCSO Yasmin Goddard - Littlemore, Rose Hill and Iffley

Important Information 
Some people have had problems in registering with Neighbourhood Watch if they originally signed up with Thames or Neighbourhood Alert. Please be assured you will receive exactly the same Alerts whichever site you sign up to. You will get free membership to a trusted national organisation for crime prevention and neighbourhood support,  discounts and full access to the Neighbourhood Watch site.
Please do consider joining Neighbourhood Watch as a member, Coordinator or Area Coordinator if you are interested in keeping your neighbourhood safe - the attachments show how to join from your account. If you cannot access your account please reply to link below and I will send you login details - you may need to change address, telephone numbers as well. 
ATTACHMENTS - how to join and create a scheme

Community Safety and Information
Police Personnel
Welcome to PCSO Jack Hickman has started in Blackbird Leys Neighbourhood Policing Team

Police Crime and Commissioner Election
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley will be announced on Monday, May 10th.

Illegal parking
You can ring 03453371138 if you want to report  illegal parking or online to County Council 
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/.../parking/illegal-parking
The police can be called if there is dangerous parking, otherwise always Parking Enforcement as above.

Dangers of disposable masks left in public places
A pet dog has died after eating the wire that is in disposable masks. Full story link
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19276644.dog-dies-swallowing-disposable-mask-oxfordshire-park/

Fire Safety
Would you and your family know what to do if you had a fire in your home at night?
It can be difficult to think clearly in an emergency. Having and practising an escape plan will help you act quickly if there is a fire in your home, one day it could save your life.
Follow the link below and use the tips to make a fire escape plan today.
http://www.365alive.co.uk/cms/content/make-escape-plan

Car crime hotspots in Oxford
The Co-op has mapped car crime hotspots in the city by the number of incidents that have taken place in the past six months.
Here's a list of the worst streets in Oxford and the number of incidents reported:
John Radcliffe Hospital - 7
York Road - 5
Percy Street - 4
Oswestry Road - 4
Hill Top Road - 4
John Smith Drive - 4
St Nicholas Road - 4
Rose Hill A4158- 3
Cornwallis Road - 3
Shelley Road - 3
Boulter Street - 3
Temple Street - 3
Baker's Lane - 3
Wynbush Road - 3
Church Road - 3
Peartree Services/Shell Station - 3
Margaret Road - 3
Raymund Road - 3
Crime prevention for car theft (link)
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/vehicle-safe-and-sound/

Scam Alerts
PSCO Ahmed Mohamed  said that bogus text messages claiming to be a security check are being sent out of the blue by fraudsters.
The messages say: “A payment was attempted from a NEW DEVICE on 30/04. If this was NOT you, please visit [a link].”
He said the message is an attempt to trick victims into handing over their bank details.
Do not click the link, instead, contact the bank directly and verify any security issues with them

Post Office scam
Attached is a post office scam - I think this is a simple scam and would be very easy to be duped.

Thames Valley Police Appeal from social media
Following a collision between a Honda motorbike and a Land Rover Discovery.
Happened on 7/5/21 at 3.07pm on the M4 w/bound at J5 and 6.
Sadly the motorcyclist a man in his 40s died.
Did you witness the collision or have dash cam? Call 101 ref 43210195752. 

Cyber Fraud
The majority of individuals that fell victim to email and social media account hacking were female, and within the 20-29 age group. For top tips on how to secure your email and social media accounts https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/secureyouraccounts
 
Message sent by
Maggie Lewis (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley, Oxford LPA)
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