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We are currently recruiting for a number of both paid for and volunteering roles and are holding a recruitment open day for people to find out more.

If you or any of your relatives are looking for a change of direction, please pass this message on to them.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

The recruitment open day is being held on Saturday, November 17 from 10am to 2pm at Police Headquarters in Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XF.

During the day, visitors will be able to speak to officers and staff who are already doing the jobs that we’re recruiting for, learn more about what the roles involve, try out the police fitness test and watch displays by members of our Personal Safety team.

There will also be advisors on hand to provide support on application writing and they will be able to answer any questions about the application process and eligibility criteria.

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address:

Hannah Georgiou
Press & PR Officer
Neighbourhood Watch


Keyless thefts of motor vehicles

Click here to read information from Hertfordshire Constabluary


Theft from motor vehicles

Last Wednesday (25.07.18) between 4.00am and 5.30am a male has been seen to try car doors and a number of vehicles have been entered, in the Benington, Dane end areas, he was on a mountain bike and had a ruck sack on his back.

I am interested in anyone that might have caught him on cctv between these times.

Please make sure you lock and secure your car/van and do not leave items of value in your vehicle.

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Watch out for fake texts in relation to EE bills

Action Fraud have alerted us to fake text messages purporting to be from EE and claiming that you haven’t paid a bill. The link in the text message leads to a “phishing” website designed to steal your EE account login details and your personal & financial information.

Please don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details. Never automatically click on a link or attachment in an unexpected email or text.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit


Warning to residents about driveway company

Hertfordshire CC Trading Standards is warning residents not to deal with a company called Oakray Drives and Patios Limited using the address of 86 Bancroft Hitchin SG5 1NQ.

The company is NOT limited as claimed and does not have the right to use this address.  We know that they have been operating in the Welwyn Garden City area using leaflet drops but believe that they may have extended works into Hitchin and Stevenage.

Trading Standards advice is not to use any trader that cold calls at the door or who leaflet drops. Instead, use recommendations from family and friends. If you still have a problem finding a good trader, please use a Trading Standards checked trader through our Which? scheme. Go to or call Hertfordshire Trading Standards on 01707 292429

If you have dealt with this company and would like some further help or advice, please contact Trading Standards through the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506



Fake celebrity endorsements for investment schemes

Fraudulent websites offering investment opportunities are dishonestly using the image of Martin Lewis, the founder of, as an endorsement for their business. Martin Lewis has published a warning to the public saying “I don’t do adverts. If you ever see one with my face or name on it, it is without my permission, and usually a scam”.

The adverts, found on social media and other websites, link to Martin Lewis’ image along with fake quotes recommending investments in bitcoin and other digital currencies with the fraudulent company.  Clicking on the advert may take you to a page requesting your contact details.  The suspect company will then phone you and encourage you to invest.

Similarly, fraudulent websites are trying to appear legitimate by misusing images and fabricating recommendations from the investors on “Dragons Den”.



Protect your money

Criminals exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make their scams appear legitimate.  Professional-looking websites or social media posts don’t indicate that an investment opportunity is genuine.

A genuine bank or financial organisation won’t force you to make a financial transaction on the spot. Be wary if you’re pressured to invest quickly or promised returns that sound too good to be true.

Avoid unsolicited investment offers, especially via cold callers. If you’re considering an investment, get impartial advice from an independent financial adviser. Visit to search the Financial Conduct Authority’s Financial Services Register for authorised providers.  Never use an adviser from a company that contacted you, as this may be part of a scam. 


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