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Neighborhood Watch Group

  The Neighbourhood Watch Group.  

 Prior to the Lockdown due to the Corona Virus in March 2020, efforts were being made to bring the group back to life with new committee members following a break without meeting for over 12 months. Unfortunately, due to the virus this has not happened to date. However, once we are back to something like normality this will take place. Any interested parties wishing to be involved with this important village group should contact Peter Warren (

Please join the Neighbourhood Watch Group Facebook, and use it to send in details of crimes that have occurred in Pollington and surrounding villages.  Share your concerns and warn others of potential dangers. 


Updated November 2020.




Click here for the Minutes of the last meeting on 13th February 2020.  It includes an update from Peter Warren the Group treasurer.

The follow-up meeting scheduled for 26th March was cancelled.




Coronavirus Fraud & Scams. 

See support and advice to individuals and groups who are victims of fraud and scams.

See also the warnings and advice from Humberside police,

   and advice from Trading Standards and ERYC.


Security Advice has been received from the Howden and Pocklington Neighbourhood Policing teams.

Click here for advice on how to protect yourself from burglary,

                                  and here for advice about cybercrime.

Updated  3 December 2020.





Our current initiative to fight crime in Pollington is the use of Smartwater to label valuable and treasured possessions. 

  • Smartwater can be used to mark most valuables both inside and outside the home e.g. jewellery, computers, phones, cameras, tools, sports equipment and other treasured items.
  • It is a traceable liquid with a unique forensic code.
  • Once applied it is almost impossible to remove.
  • It is invisible.
  • No two solutions have the same code
  • It is guaranteed to last a minimum of 5 years outdoors.
  • It is easy and quick to apply.

The Scheme has been possible because of financial support from Humberside Police Crime Reduction Plan and Pollington Parish Council.

At the introductary event, more than 80 Pollington residents collected their kit. PCSOs Sam Chandler and Rosie Emerton managed the enrolment process whilst Beat Manager PC Graham Benson was able to give security advice.  Several more kits were issued at a subsequent crime prevention meeting.