Category Archives: Neighbourhood Watch

Mark Hatton is currently the Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator but is keen to pass on the reigns to somebody new so if you’re interested then please get in touch. In the meantime, you’ll find a list of reports, advice and information below.
If you wish to contact the local Police, you can now contact them by dialling 101 to report non-emergency crimes, disorder or anti-social behaviour.

Local Thefts: 14/03/18

Police Connect warning of thefts in the Thorndon, Thwaite and Weatheringsett area…. so be vigilant!

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Clay Street break-ins

There were TWO break-ins on Clay Street last night (Thursday 9th Feb) – please be on the lookout for suspicious activity / people and make sure you garages / sheds / windows etc are all secure.

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Bogus Burglar Alarm Sales

Following a number of complaints, Suffolk Trading Standards are warning residents to be vigilant when opening their doors to companies offering burglar alarms for as little as a pound.

A salesperson may cold call by telephone and insist on visiting the same day to discuss the installation of a free or cheap alarm. Companies may also use high-pressure tactics to scaremonger residents.

Based on previous complaints, Trading Standards found that the companies failed to mention hidden fees for the monitoring, upkeep and rapid response facilities. Some residents have found themselves tied into a long contract agreement costing thousands of pounds.

James Garrett, Suffolk Fair Trading Officer said; "We are urging residents, especially elderly or vulnerable people, to be aware of such calls. Our advice is not to buy anything based on a cold call. If you intend to make a major purchase always research the market and get at least three quotes from reputable companies."

If residents do not wish to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls, they can register for free via the Telephone Preference Service on 0845 070 0707 or

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Security at Mendlesham Health Centre

From Mendlesham Health Centre: We are sorry to have to inform patients of a recent theft of heating oil from the tank at our premises.  As a result we have had to lock the front entrance gate to the health … Continue reading

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Cyber Bullying

Suffolk Police is asking users of social networking sites to be aware of their actions and warning people that if they are involved in cyber bulling they could be committing a criminal offence and will be dealt with accordingly. 

Cyber bullying is when an individual or a group of people use modern technology such as email, instant messaging, text messaging or social networking sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, to intimidate and bully someone. For the victim, cyber bullying can be abusive, causing distress humiliation and embarrassment.
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Fatal Traffic Collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision, which happened on the A140 yesterday, Sunday 23rd January. The collision happened in Mendlesham at around 5.20pm, where a white Mercedes Sprinter truck (with an open back) left the … Continue reading

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