New crime and vulnerability toolkits for Neighbourhood Watch

Information packs to understand modern crime 


Loneliness and vulnerability are two of the new focus areas of Neighbourhood Watch Image courtesy of the Home Office released under the Open Government Licence
Loneliness and vulnerability are two of the new focus areas of Neighbourhood Watch
Image courtesy of the Home Office, released under the Open Government Licence

There was a time when Neighbourhood Watch groups issued crime alerts, encouraged local resident to look out for anything suspicious, and circulated local crime figures. Now a new approach to crime prevention is being adopted with the publication of a series of online information packs and campaign toolkits.

64 bladed weapons surrendered at start of week-long amnesty

Two samurai swords and a cleaver handed in


Appeal lasts until Monday September 24


Photograph of swords surrendered during the 2017 amnesty  Image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary
Swords surrendered during the 2017 amnesty
Image courtesy of Hertfordshire Constabulary
Hertfordshire Constabulary is reporting a positive start to this year's knife amnesty with almost half last year's total of items having been surrendered in the designated police station bins in the first two days.

At Hatfield, 29 bladed weapons, including two samurai swords and a cleaver, have been handed in, while in Watford, around 20 mainly kitchen knives have been deposited. In Stevenage, 15 knives have been handed in so far.

Hertfordshire knife amnesty next week

Chance to hand in unwanted knives anonymously


Image of knives by Jim Case, released under Creative Commons BY- 2.0
Image of knives by Jim Case, released under Creative Commons BY- 2.0

A knife amnesty will run from between Tuesday September 17 and Monday September 24 so that members of the public can hand in any unwanted knives to the police anonymously and without fear of prosecution for possession.

Jazz night at the North Mymms Memorial Hall

The Humphrey Lyttleton Band


Photograph of the The Humphrey Lyttleton Band Back row left-right: Ray Wordsworth, Mick Foster, Jimmy Hastings, Adrian Macintosh, John Rees-Jones Front row left-right Ted Beament and Tony Fisher - image courtesy of Jimmy Hastings
The Humphrey Lyttleton Band
Back row left-right: Ray Wordsworth, Mick Foster, Jimmy Hastings, Adrian Macintosh, John Rees-Jones
Front row left-right Ted Beament and Tony Fisher - image courtesy of Jimmy Hastings

In support of Isabel Hospice


Some of the original members of the Humphrey Lyttelton Band will be performing at the North Mymms Memorial Hall on Saturday 6 October. The event is to raise money for the Isabel Hospice. Tickets are on sale now for £22, which includes 'light refreshments'.

Virtual tour of North Mymms Memorial Hall

Visit the Memorial Hall in 360 degree 3D


Image courtesy of the North Mymms Memorial Hall


A North Mymms company has produced a 3D, 360 degree tour of the North Mymms Memorial Hall. It's one of a series of interactive videos which also include a virtual tour of St Mary's Church.