Pakenham Neighbourhood Watch : Staying Safe

Useful Contacts & Information
Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch
Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch

A vital & successful Crime Prevention Initiative
Suffolk Police Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk Police

the Bury St Edmunds Safer Neighbourhood page
0300 123 2040 Action Fraud
Action Fraud

UK's national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre
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Fraud prevention resource

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Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online
- Free expert advice
UK Safer Internet Centre
UK Safer Internet Centre
01473 782773 Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
- Tim Passmore
0800 555 111 Crime Stoppers

the only independent UK crime fighting charity
Suffolk infoLink
Suffolk infoLink


  • .. be observant and aware – notice the odd, the strange or unusual
  • .. report what you notice to the police immediately
  • .. lock your cars if you are not in them or beside them
  • .. Postcode, UV mark, photograph and record details of all your valuables
  • .. get to know who your neighbours are
  • .. look after their interests when they go away – push mail through the letterbox properly, put their bin out for collection (put something in it if its empty)
  • .. tell someone where you are going when you go out


  • .. let strangers into your house
  • .. fall for special offers that seem too good to be true (they probably are!)
  • .. leave doors and windows open or unlocked when you can’t watch them
  • .. leave valuables visible to the casual observer – particularly keys and cash - in the house or the car
  • .. ever leave the car keys in the ignition of an unattended car – no matter how briefly
  • .. give your personal details to casual enquirers