Sunday, December 04, 2016
In the Bleak Midwinter
All these can be a real problem to the able bodied and even more so to the elderly and infirm. So get into the Christmas spirit and get neighbourly over the winter season.
Don't forget to ensure that your house is locked securely if unattended. Store presents away from prying eyes and not under the Christmas Tree by the front window and again, do not be taken in by bogus utility persons calling at the door. Always ask for identity and if you suspect anything untoward dial 999. They are about. Don't let them spoil your festivities. I have noticed an increase of scam phone calls too. Do not give any details to callers who you are not expecting to contact you. I've included some contact details below if you require them.
From all your colleagues at Neighbourhood Watch, have an enjoyable and restful Christmas.
David Walker, Clayhall Ward coordinator.
Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch
Safer Neighbourhood Teams - http://content.met.police.uk/Page/TeamFinder?scope_id=1257246764258
Police Non-Urgent/Advice Barkingside & Ilford - 101
Consumer Direct to report Believed Bogus callers - 08454 04 05 06 Or 999
Gas Emergency - 0800 111 999
Water Leaks - 0845 9200 800
Blocked Drains - 0800 316 9800
EDF - 0800 783 8866
Redbridge Council out of hours emergency - 0208 554 5000 www.redbridge.gov.uk