Neighbourhood Watch

Churchill & Blakedown

Useful Contacts

The Neighbourhood Watch office is manned full-time by Mel Clarke in Bromsgrove Police Station. The telephone number is:
08457 444 888 x3253

Local Contacts:

Geoff Elwell
Blakedown (A456 West)

Roger Savidge

Station Drive, Blakedown

During the day on 14/8 a motorbike has been stolen, a blue Triumph Sprint vrm VX05SYY.  This was parked on the road towards the train station.  Please report any suspicious behaviour or any sightings to police on 0300 333 3000 reference 485-S-140809.


Blakedown and Wolverley  -
 Fence panels have been uprooted and damaged at these two locations. A house by the train station had approx 5 fence panels damaged on Saturday 1st  August late at night.  Also Heathfield school have had fence panels damaged over the weekend

0300 333 3000

NHW Alert 28/07/09
Blakedown - from stables along Deansford Lane. A tack room has been broken into sometime between 12 noon 26/07/09 and 2pm 27/07/09.

NHW Alert 10/07/09


Ismere – at approx 4pm on 2nd july a house was broken into and items stolen from within. A silver coloured car was seen leaving the property

Waggon Lane -  between 7.30am – 4pm on 9th july a property has been broken into. Electrical items and jewellery have been taken from within

Neighbourhood Watch alert 07/07/09

We have had reported damage to the scout mini bus whilst parked up at Parish rooms, Belbroughton Road, Blakedown.  This is the second time this has occurred.

Please be vigilant and report any youths, anti-social behaviour or suspicious incidents to police on 0300 333 3000.

Neighbourhood watch alert

We have had a Burglary reported in Ismere yesterday between 1600 and 1620 hours,
offenders were disturbed by the owner returning home after being our for a few minutes.

An untidy search of the house was made and a laptop stolen.
Suspects made off in a Silver BMW.

These people were clearly watching the house,
so please report any suspicious vehicles, taking note of registrations numbers/make/models.

Any sightings or anyone with information, please call police on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestopper on 0800 555 111

Neighbourhood Watch has been given a shot in the arm with the arrival of or new policing team.
We are looking for more coordinators for the following areas:
Blakedown area:
New Wood Lane
Deansford Lane
Mill Lane
& Stakenbridge Lane
Anybody interested in these roles should contact:
Kate Easthope (
police community support officer)
0300 333 3000 Ext. 3914
Who will explain the roles in more detail.

Neighbourhood Watch alert 26/06/09 

This is a global email to ask a favour of you all if you visit or pass by your local rural church, to pass on the below message to the vicar and church wardens.

We have had thefts from two rural churches in Stourport and Bewdley in the last few days. Cash and silverware plus other items have been stolen from within these churches.

Please be vigilant around these areas, and report anyone acting suspiciously to the police on 0300 333 3000

Wherever possible please remind the vicar’s to ensure they have used their smart water on items within the church

Neighbourhood Watch alert

We would like your help please.

We have had a report of a missing dog.  A pedigree Miniature Schnauzer, with a collar on from Brookside Way, Blakedown.

Although there is nothing to confirm any theft has taken place, please be aware that often dogs can be stolen to order, or for breeding purposes.

If you have seen anything suspicious or any sightings of this dog, please call police on 0300 333 3000 and quote reference 218-N-120609.

Neighbourhood Watch alert

Between 10pm and 6am this morning, a barn in Deansford Lane, Blakedown has been broken into, by forcing secured padlocks.

A quad bike and Harley Davidson motorbike have been stolen.

Anyone with information please call police on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Neighbourhood Watch alert

23rd May 2009

You may have heard on the local news that we are having reported to us that members of the public are receiving “Bogus” phone calls from a company named UPI. They are claiming that they can claim back bank charges, and have been asking members of the public for their bank details to do so.This is a reminder not to give your bank or any personal details over the telephone. If you do suspect anyt0hing suspicious please call 0300 333 3000

Neighbourhood Watch alert

19th May 2009

Blakedown Primary School, Birmingham Road, Blakedown –

Over the weekend,

someone has thrown a stone at one of the classroom windows, causing it to crack.

Should anyone have any information about any of the incidents, please report to police on 0300 333 3000.

Neighbourhood Watch alert

We have had reported a motorbike stolen between 1500 and 2200 hrs on 7th May.

The AJS 100 DD motorcycle vrm BX07ULW was stolen from Birmingham Road, Blakedown.

Please be vigilant, secure your property and report anything suspicious to police immediately on 0300 333 3000

Car key burglary, Blakedown – At approx 0350 hrs this morning, persons have entered a property by breaking the kitchen window and stolen keys, then proceeded to take the vehicle from the driveway.  The stolen vehicle is VN07FMO a Silver BMW.

Any sightings or any information, please call police immediately on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You are invited to a PACT surgery which could influence the way we police your neighbourhood in the future.
We can also take any issues (non police related) that you might have, to the Parish Council & ask for these to be addressed.
This is an opportunity to meet with your new local policing team.
The meeting will be held on:
Monday 20th April 2009.
11.30 am - 12.30 pm.
at Blakedown Parish Rooms

Churchill & Blakedown Neighbourhood Watch
What is Neighbourhood Watch?
Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety Departments of Local Authorities, other local partners and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places in which to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the Police and by fostering a community spirit.
A key element is the need for volunteer co-ordinators in each street who can act as a central point of contact between the Watch members, the Police and other partners. It is also to pass on any information that may be useful to Watch members, being first point of contact, in helping in the reduction or fear of crime. The Co-ordinator is the link person between the Police, the Churchill & Blakedown Neighbourhood Watch Association and other local co-ordinators. Ideally there should be one co-ordinator for a maximum of 25 homes. This position involves a small amount of administration but it is not that time consuming.
You may ask the question.
What has happened to all of the activity that used to take place in Churchill & Blakedown NHW?
The past Chairman - Dr Michael Bird resigned in December 2006 after completing 3 years as Chairman.
Our Secretary Mr Tim Cheeseman, due to business commitments left during the same period.
Despite requests being made in the past, no one has come forward offering any assistance, so a request to the Parish Council has been made, who suggested that details should be shown both in the Parish Magazine and on the Local Web Site.
My history with NHW
I was co- opted as a co-ordinator in 2001 to look after Forge Lane Blakedown by Sue Savidge, Group Co-ordinator. We had excellent help from the Police by the way of PC Chris Lord, with regular meetings being held, to help circulate information obtained from the Police Station.
The Police Boundaries were changed in 2003, with us now having been included with Chaddesley Corbett. With this came the change of Beat Manager who had little knowledge of NHW or how it worked, with less Police involvement and the loss of two key members of our committee, my position became intolerable, with two projects being introduced, SmartWater for identification and the ability to use a Camera in local hotspots areas, need the support of a local NHW.
Although I had become Treasurer in 2004, and have regularly attended meetings, at the Wyre Forest NHW, held at Kidderminster Police Station. Without help, my position within NHW is totally unworkable as a one man band, so, please if you feel that you could support a very good cause. Please contact:-
Geoff Elwell 01562 700548 or e-mail
Many thanks for reading this article. Geoff Elwell

Michael Bird is having to stand down as Chair of our NHW. We wish to thank him for all his work and enthusiasm whilst he has held the Chair and wish him well for the future.

As Michael mentioned in the last news letter, a new Chair is being sought. If you, or someone you know, wishes to apply for the post then please contact one of the representatives listed on this web page.

If you see something suspicious, then telephone the Police on 08457 444 888 or, if you prefer to remain anonymous, 'phone the CrimeStoppers on 0500 555 111. Of course, if you suspect that a crime is actually occurring 'phone

Member Streets

Forge Lane
Swan Close

Neighbourhood Watch Site

Crime Prevention Handbook
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