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by PRS
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: WARNING
Replies: 2
Views: 8026

Re: WARNING

Thanks for your input, Keith. As far as I am aware, Heytesbury has yet to establish a Neighbourhood Watch scheme. There was a theft of garden machinery this week in Sutton Veny - in spite of secure locks and chains. It seems that if the villains are determined, they will succeed somehow. Vigilance a...
by PRS
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Please Read This First
Topic: The New Message Board
Replies: 3
Views: 12166

Re: The New Message Board

It looks very slick - as long as I don't have to learn a new way of using it (it's my age, you know) all should be well.
Peter
by PRS
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Computer Queries
Topic: Solution - Sending Email Problem with Vista & BT Broadba
Replies: 2
Views: 13847

I was saying only yesterday that we ought to have a computer forum on the village website! This could even develop into an informal "computer group" in SV - we all have different abilities as far as computer expertise and might well be able to help someone who is stuck with a problem (I already have...
by PRS
Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Jane Major (Hinton)
Replies: 3
Views: 9435

The Bell Inn has been a private residence for many years now (we have been in the village since 1969). There may be someone who can tell you when it ceased to be a hostelry. Similarly there may be a list somewhere of the graves in the churchyard(s). Where do you live - if not too far away why not vi...
by PRS
Sat May 12, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Antique dealers
Replies: 2
Views: 8526

Antique dealers

I have recently had a discussion with a village resident who was "cold called" upon by an antique dealer looking for stuff to buy for cash. Although he was probably quite legitimate and not committing any crime, I feel residents should be warned that it is probably wiser not to sell their heirlooms ...
by PRS
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: WARNING
Replies: 2
Views: 8026

WARNING

There was a burglary (trading estate) in Sutton Veny on 23rd Jan and an attempted burglary in the village on the same day.
Be alert!
by PRS
Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Distraction burglaries
Replies: 0
Views: 5692

Distraction burglaries

There has been an outbreak (5) of distraction burglaries in the north west of the county over the past two days (8th and 9th January). The miscreants said they were working on the water mains and exercised the usual ruse of distraction and using an accomplice to enter the premises. No utilities work...
by PRS
Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Replies: 0
Views: 5711

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing everyone in the village a happy and crime-free 2007.
Be vigilant, report your concerns and enjoy the countryside whilst there is still some left!

Peter Strangeways
Village Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator
by PRS
Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: ... and yet another!
Replies: 0
Views: 5939

... and yet another!

I have just received the following warning: "If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person saying that he or she is a company engineer, or telling you that they're checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number, end this call immediately without pressing...
by PRS
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: November 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 5637

November 2006

The Trading Standards Office are making people aware of the following scam:- " A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0306 6611911 (a premium rate number). DO NOT...
by PRS
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: October 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 5451

October 2006

You should all have seen the latest (September) Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter. This is now being produced by one of the village NW co-ordinators (not me!) and will, we hope, be more relevant to the villages. The planned introduction of Neighbourhood Policing Teams is behind schedule - I will try an...
by PRS
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Summer messages
Replies: 0
Views: 5302

Summer messages

June 2006 During the warmer weather it is tempting to leave windows (and doors) open. This provides a wonderful chance for opportunist thieves to enter and help themselves. Do not leave an open house unattended – and be sure no one can enter your house unseen if you are out in the garden. We are sti...
by PRS
Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Gilbert Family in Wiltshire
Replies: 1
Views: 6663

G'day! Welcome to the village web site. We had a Gilbert family living in the village recently - but they were army (father was a General). They have now left, so I cannot ask if they had any relatives here as far back as the 18th century. Our house was built in 1738, so would have known more! Perha...
by PRS
Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: Bogus caller.
Replies: 0
Views: 5606

Bogus caller.

A message from Mark Abbott, Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer at Divisional HQ: "Wiltshire Police are warning of a bogus caller who has been contacting residents by telephone claiming to be from a company called Direct Response Security Systems Ltd based in Telford. "The caller proposes to arrang...
by PRS
Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Neighbourhood Watch
Topic: 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 5014

2006

Sutton Veny Neighbourhood Watch Scheme The Scheme is co-ordinated by Peter Strangeways (101, High Street, 840403) with Trevor Large (31D High Street, 841466) as his deputy. There are 20 Street Co-ordinators, each covering between 5 and 25 houses. If you do not know the name and telephone number of y...