The Bythams area falls within the Witham on the Hill Neighbourhood Policing area of the Stamford Area within the South Division of Lincolnshire Police.
You can meet the Team at the Mobile Post Office Van in Castle Bytham on Tuesdays and Fridays each week between 15.30 and 17.00.
If you have an event such as a fete or coffee morning you would like the Team to attend then please contact them and they will make every effort to do so.
Contact details for Witham on the Hill officers are as follows …
Sargeant Emma Crisp
Neighbourhood Policing Sargeant
0300 111 0300
Police Community Support Officer
Police Community Support Officer
The Witham on the Hill Community Beat Team can also be contacted via email at …
N E W S
101 – The new Police Non-Emergency Number (edited from Glenside December 2011 : 06/12/11 : MG)
The introduction of the new national 101 number for people to use to contact the police for anything other than an emergency call has caused some enquiries for registered members to clarify details regarding the new number.
Firstly the number 101 is a lot easier to remember than all the different numbers for different police forces and you can dial the same number anywhere in the country and it will put you through to your nearest police force.
Research reveals that more than half the people who were asked whether they knew the non-emergency number of their local police, could not remember it. So, this new number has to be a better service for people. Do not worry the other numbers will still work too for some time yet but you might be missing saving some money. The fixed price of 15p for any length of 101 call means that it will be cheaper for the vast majority of people than calls to the old numbers. Some people were paying more than 15p before, so in these hard times that has to be a good thing! It is worth mentioning as well that the police do not receive any income or money from call charging. The single national call rate was negotiated with the Home Office, the police and the telephone companies. So please us the new 101 non-emergency number, it’s easier to remember, it works anywhere in the country, it’s cheaper for you and it will help us keep the 999 (free call) lines for emergencies.
Open Formum Meeting (edited from Glenside December 2011 : 06/12/11 : MG)
“For your chance to tell the local Police Beat Team your thoughts and concerns for your area please come along to an Open Forum meeting starting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 11 January 2012 at the village hall in Castle Bytham. A closed meeting will then start at 7.00pm for Panel Members to discuss these concerns and matters.
Team Update : March 2011 (added : 09/03/11 : MG)
“We are concerned about the Charity Collectors that have increased in the area and we have had calls about this. We would like to give the advise to residents in the area to not fill these bags up unless you are sure it is a genuine charity such as NSPCC. There is one particular group calling themselves “Children’s Hearts” that is NOT a registered charity. We are hoping that if residents do not put the bags out but just dispose of them, then maybe they might not come back to the area.
Also there has been an increase in the theft of domestic heating oil, so we are advising all to check tanks on a regular basis and if anyone sees anyone or vehicles acting suspiciously in or around people’s properties to please contact Lincolnshire Police using the details t the top of this page.”
Witham-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Panel (added : 09/03/11 : MG)
The Witham-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Panel is still under represented in many of the 32 villages within the beat. The panel would like to hear from any persons who would like to join the panel and be involved in their community, to have a say in the Neighbourhood Priorities that are set by the Panel. The Neighbourhood Panel meets every three months.
Witham-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Panel Meeting (added : 09/03/11 : MG)
The next Neighbourhood Panel Meeting takes place on Wednesday 6 April 2011 in Witham-on-the-Hill Village Hall. The meeting starts at 6.30pm with an Open Forum which members of the public can attend and pass on their thoughts and concerns which will then be discussed at the Panel Meeting from 7.00pm when members of the public will be excluded.
Current Neighbourhood Priorities : Set 12/01/11 (added : 09/03/11 : MG)
From the Neighbourhood Policing Team Update : January 2011 …
On 12 January 2011 the Witham-on-the-Hill Neighbourhood Panel Meeting set the following priority for the Neighbourhood Policing Team …
“Drivers showing disregard for for designated 30mph speed limits within the Witham-on-the-Hill NPT area. This is occurring between the hours of 07.00 – 09.30 and 15.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday”
The Neighbourhood Policing Tam will be conducting high visibility patrols (in order to act as a visual deterrent) deploying the mobile speed sign at strategic places at poignant times of the day. Police Officers to conduct hand-held radar checks (thereby educating drivers for Speed Seminars / Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notices / Report for Summons where appropriate). Conducting school visits to educate young people (where it is hoped that his will be implanted onto parents and liaising with Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership. The local community will also be requested to report any perceived incidents of speeding, thereby allowing areas to be identified within the large geographical area.
Neighbourhood Watch Warning (added : 14/03/11 : MG)
From the Neighbourhood Policing Team Update : December 2010 …
With the frosty mornings can we remind everyone of the risks of of starting up vehicles to warm them up and defrost windows and then leaving them unattended on driveways. Unfortunately we have already seen one vehicle stolen this week due to it being left warming up whilst the owner went back to lock the house door.
Updated : 14/03/11 : MG