Limpsfield is generally a very peaceful area with a low crime rate. However, crime does take place in our lovely part of the world, and we all need to be vigilant. Read on to find out more about crime prevention in our area and key information on who to contact.

Recently we have seen increases in car thefts, thefts from commercial vans, theft of catalytic converters and home burglaries. There is also an issue with rural crime, with much of our parish being rural with many farms, riding stables and other agricultural and rural residential properties reporting thefts of equipment and livestock.

It’s safe to say that the more we stick together and the more vigilant we are, the safer our environment can be. During Covid-19 pandemic, we have all experienced a renewed sense of community and have returned back to the “good old days” when we knew our neighbours and looked out for each other.

Many roads now have their own WhatsApp or Email groups for residents. These can be a great way of keeping in touch about local security/crime issues too, as recently demonstrated by a proactive WhatsApp group in Park Road, Limpsfield, with the quick action of one of the residents leading to the apprehension of one of a gang of car thieves who have been casing many houses in the area, stealing vehicles to order…

WhatsApp groups could be viewed as the natural development of the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, which started before today’s technology was available to all. Neighbourhood watch does indeed still exist and is extremely useful. You can still set up a local scheme for your road or immediate vicinity.

You can find out lots of tips and how to set up a scheme here: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved/.

Useful website for information about local crime:

HOW TO REPORT A CRIME

LOCAL POLICE CONTACTS

Team South

Our local PCSO is Lisa Cobby – you can contact her about any local crime or concerns -Tel: 07720 044781 or email: Lisa.Cobby1@surrey.pnn.police.uk

Also:

  • PS 40573 Fee Mead
  • PC 40300 Kevin Stimson
    Rural PCSO
  • PCSO 14276 Terry Pearson

If you wish to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for a future, date please contact the Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team:
Telephone: 01483 630220
Email: tandridge@surrey.pnn.police.uk
 
Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch
The Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch organisation has a website that also lists previous newsletters, not only for Neighbourhood Watch, but also for Country Watch.
www.tandridgenhw.org

CRIMESTOPPERS

Do you know somebody who is carrying out criminal activity but fear the consequences of being identified as the person who reported them? Maybe you’ve seen or heard something about a crime but don’t know what to do. Are you scared to come forward and be a witness?

If you feel like this, it’s easy to think there is nothing you can do, but there is. Crimestoppers is there to support you. Tell them what you know, either by phone on 0800 555 111 or on the anonymous online form and nobody will ever find out who you are https://crimestoppers-uk.org
 
Please be extra vigilant and to call us on 101 if you see anyone or any vehicle acting suspiciously.  If you have any information on this report then please call 101, Ref: 4520####### or you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

More information about securing your property can be found by visiting www.surrey.police.uk

RURAL CRIME

Please make sure you report all rural crime to the police on the contacts above…

Country Watch Signs
£10 each from Caterham Police Station.  Please bolt/screw them onto gates/fences and check they are clean and not obscured by foliage.  To obtain a new sign, if required, please contact email: tandridge@surrey.pnn.police.uk

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