Neighbourhood Watch





Community Priorities.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team meet regularly with partners to ensure we have a multi-agency approach to local issues, individuals and problem solving. These meetings are regularly attended by partners including Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Youth and Family Support, Housing Officers, Environmental Health and the East Riding Anti-Social Behaviour Team. We share information and resources to deal with local neighbourhood issues, in particular, those identified as causing the most harm in the community. We also continue to patrol Market Weighton and the surrounding rural areas during our shifts and post on Social Media on a regular basis as a way of keeping everyone updated.


 Crime Prevention Advice.



  • Make your home looks occupied by leaving a radio on or a light on a timer switch to make the house sound and look as if someone is at home, even if you are out.
  • Never leave your spare keys in a hiding place such as under a doormat, in a flowerpot or inside a letterbox.
  • Make sure you use a burglar alarm (if you have one) every time you leave the house.
  • Don’t leave valuables on view or on windowsills and keep your car keys hidden out of sight - consider taking them up to bed with you at night. 
  • If you conceal valuables in your home, avoid obvious hiding places such as your sock drawer or in the bottom of a wardrobe.
  • If your property is stolen make sure you can describe it to the Police by keeping a record and photographs of makes, models and unique serial numbers etc. You can also register all your details onto  This is a web-based property records system, endorsed and searchable by all UK Police Forces and secondhand dealers.



Lighter nights often means criminals are on the prowl for easy pickings from gardens, sheds and garages. As the weather starts to warm up, we all spend more time outside, but we all also get a bit lax about leaving our property around and locking our sheds and garages when we use them.

Opportunist criminals are always on the lookout for bikes, tools, sports equipment and fishing tackle in sheds and garages, as well as in gardens.

So, if you haven’t assessed your security for some time then we would urge you to look at your sheds, garages and outbuildings and see how secure they really are. Do you need a better lock, an alarm, lighting, or even CCTC? Below are some areas to consider:

  • Make sure your shed or garage is secured with a good quality lock.
  • Keep back gates locked when not used.
  • Check there are no bins, composters or trees that can be used for climbing over your garden fence to gain access – consider planting thorny bushes inside the fence to deter entry.
  • Do you have security/motion sensor lights? They can be a great deterrent if your home or garden is secluded from street lighting.
  • Consider fitting deterrents in the garden like movement sensitive floodlights as these will leave thieves feeling exposed.
  • alarms on sheds and garages will deter thieves as they would not want to be spotted in out buildings taking property.
  • Garden tools, DIY equipment and leisure items such as fishing and golf equipment should be locked away in storage cupboards within outbuildings to form a second line of defence to thieves.
  • Motorbike and pedal cycles should also be locked even when they are in a shed or garage.
  • As well as protecting property in sheds and garages people can also stop thieves stealing plants by using heavy plant pots which will be less desirable to walk off with and ensure that unused garden furniture and tools are stored securely out of sight.



Your identity and personal information are valuable so it's important to protect them. Criminals can use your personal details to open bank accounts and get credit cards, passports and driving licences in your name.  This is known as identity crime. (Identity theft and identity fraud are two types of identity crime.)


Identity Theft.

Identity theft is when someone gains enough information about an identity (e.g, name, date of birth, address) to commit identity fraud. (It is the misappropriation of the identity of another person without their knowledge or consent).

Identity Fraud.

Identity fraud occurs when a stolen identity is used to gain goods or services by deception e.g, open a bank account, gain benefits, order goods in your name, obtain genuine documents eg a driving licence in your name or apply for credit cards.

Preventing identity theft or fraud.

  • Lost bank and credit cards – if lost or stolen, cancel them straight away and never give card details or personal information over the phone or on the internet when other people can see or hear.
  • If you are expecting a bank or credit card statement and it doesn’t arrive, tell your bank or credit card company.
  • If you move house consider asking Royal Mail to redirect your post for at least a year.
  • Get in the habit of checking your bank statements. If you spot any transactions you didn't expect, contact the company concerned.
  • Destroy unwanted documents using a shredder. Don't throw away bills, bank statements, receipts or unwanted post in your name without shredding it first.
  • Keep personal information somewhere safe like a lockable drawer or cupboard.
  • Keep passwords safe and don't store them anywhere that means they may be stolen such as your purse or on your mobile phone. Try not to use the same password for more than one account.
  • Never give personal or account details to anyone who contacts you unexpectedly even if they claim to be from your bank or the police. Tell the caller that you will ring back, but only do this on a phone number you trust (not one that they give you) and also try to do this on another phone or leave it at least five minutes before you make the call. This is important because criminals are able to keep the line open for two minutes after you put down the phone, which means you could end up inadvertently talking to the criminal or their accomplice again.
  • Remember a bank will never ask for your PIN or your whole password.


Reporting fraud.

Fraud is a crime, so, if you think you’ve experienced it, we would encourage you to report it to Action Fraud , which is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, either via the website: or by telephone on 0300 123 2040.



5. News and Appeals

  • New Community Beat Manager

Market Weighton and Pocklington and the surrounding villages now have another dedicated police Community Beat Manager (CBM).

PC Abbi Davis will be based at Pocklington and will be helping the existing local policing team to tackle the issues of the area.

Abbi will be dedicated to working with the local policing team to tackle any issues that have an impact on the community. This includes working with young people on early intervention and engagement with the primary and secondary schools.

When asked about the current issues in the rural communities around Market Weighton and Pocklington. She said, “This is such a large rural community who are affected by not only the usual issues of burglary, theft, anti-social behaviour and low-level drug issues. This area has also got the additional issues of wildlife crime and vehicle crime.

“We now have our Rural Task Force based at Driffield who deal with wildlife, rural & heritage crime and so I am keen to work alongside them to tackle any issues effecting that side of the community.

“It is clear to me that we have great relationships with our partner agencies within the East Riding which assists us with tackling anti-social behaviour and other associated problems affecting our communities. Working in partnership with these other agencies is key to having an effective joined-up approach to any problems in our communities.

“I am hoping to tackle the issues affecting this community by building on the already good relationships with our partner agencies. Giving the communities a voice and feeding back the problems.  Promoting trust with our local communities by engagement from the local policing team.

“I will be taking advantage of all the skills and specialisms held by Humberside Police and requesting resources where applicable such as specialist roles like roads policing, to tackle issues such and HGVs and speeding concerns in our rural villages. I will also look to gain the support of the Op Galaxy team for any potential warrants we need to conduct to tackle any local drug-based crime issues.

“The local residents have a big role to play in tackling local crime. I would ask for people to make sure they report any suspicious activity or crime to us so we can act on that information and target those areas of most concern in our community.

Abbi ended by saying “I can’t wait to get out and about and meet the local community and hope that when people see me they will to come and have a chat with me and let me know of any issues that they have.”


  • Stay informed

Stay informed through our social media channels, find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:

Facebook – Humberside Police – East Riding of Yorkshire West

Twitter - Humberside Police – East Riding of Yorkshire West - @Humberbeat_ERYW


For incidents that don’t require an immediate response call our non-emergency 101 line. You can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.








East Riding Domestic Abuse Strategic Review Consultation call out

The East Riding Community Safety Partnership are encouraging professionals and clients in and around the area of domestic abuse to complete online consultations, which are part of an East Riding Domestic Abuse Strategic Review.
The consultations, which close on Monday, 3 February, seek as many views as possible from domestic abuse victims, survivors, professionals and service providers so that the Partnership’s Domestic Abuse Strategy is informed by these views.
The survey link for victims and survivors of domestic abuse can be found here:
And the link for professionals and service providers (including voluntary and community sector) can be found at:
Views from everyone in the East Riding community who have experienced domestic abuse are welcomed – these include men, women, young people, those from the LGBT+ community, vulnerable adults and diverse cultural and faith communities.
For further information, including requesting the survey in another format, please email or call (01482) 392219.


Arson Alert Text Service from Humberside Police 

New Safe and Sound Grant available from ERYC. To be eligible you must be aged 60 or over/ disabled or a homeowner/ private sector tenant/ housing association tenant. Please use the link to check you eligibility and you may be asked to prove this.

Community Link - If you feel you want someone to talk to or you know someone who would benefit from having the opportunity to connect with others please see the linked document for further information.

Fake TalkTalk emails scam - please use this link for further information

Scam warning from East Riding NHW Coordinators.
Trading Standards Team are asking you to advise your neighbours that if they receive a call from ERYC they should not give their bank details as East Riding of Yorkshire Council would not call residents and ask for them.  They are encouraged to contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 giving them as much information as possible including the caller display number.

Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert

What you need to know

Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official

The suspect will say either: 

  • There has been fraudulent activity at the victim’s bank and the staff at the bank are involved, the victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation
  • A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is fraudulent and they require the victim's assistance to help secure evidence by purchasing jewellery or exchange a large amount of currency to hand over to the police
  • The victim's card has been compromised and used to purchase goods by a suspect, the victim is requested to withdraw their money to keep it safe or hand over their bank card to the police
  • Occasionally the victim will be told to dial a non-emergency extension of ‘161’ to receive confirmation of the individual’s bogus identity, the bogus official will advise the victim to lie about the reason for the withdrawal or purchase if challenged by staff, as the staff member is involved in the fraud
  • A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the goods the same day, often the victim is given a code word for the courier as a way of authentication

What you need to do

Your bank or the police will never:

  • Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password
  • Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping
  • Ask you to transfer money out of your account
  • Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards to cheque books

Safeguarding Children

Please download the following information regarding preventing children being exploited by gangs;

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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service issued this Heating the Home poster.