Policing

This page gives information on policing for Kingsland and who to contact plus information on Horse Watch and Parish Watch.

Our parish is a relatively trouble-free area, and we all want to keep it this way. However, there is a keen interest in what is happening in the area and this section of our web tries to keep everyone informed.


POLICING

Kingsland is part of the West Mercia Police Leominster Safer Neighbourhood Team and there is more information on their website here 

They publish monthly newsletters which give information on local crimes, scams and useful support information. The May 2017 newsletter can be read by clicking here 

The nearest Police Station to Kingsland is in Leominster: Leominster Police Station, Enterprise Way, Enterprise Park, Leominster, HR6 0LZ

Opening hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10am to 2pm
Thursdays: 4pm to 8pm

Facilities:
Disabled Parking, Disabled Toilet, Hearing Loop Fitted

West Mercia Police has a single number – 0300 333 3000 – for all general enquiries and non-emergency calls.

policing 101 logoReporting of non-emergency incidents should, whenever possible, be made using this single dial number. Calls are answered by our trained operators who will direct your call to the appropriate person or department for a response. All staff will maintain a positive ‘can do’ attitude at all times.

Or use the non-emergency number 101

The National Police website gives crime figures in this area as well as details of our local policing team and other useful information. Just click here to have a look

Should you be unlucky and suffer from crime – see the Victimcare issued by the local police.

There is also a website for the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office here


HORSEWATCH

Horsewatch logo

There is a new Horse Watch scheme run by West Mercia police. For more information and to sign up just click here


PARISH WATCH

policing-parish-watchKingsland has launched a “Parish Watch Scheme” based on the familiar “Neighbourhood Watch Scheme”

You may obtain a “Neighbourhood Watch” window sticker from your coordinator (you should have been informed who your “coordinator” is by now (December 2009). And we now have our very own sticker (on the right — is that Peter on it ?).

There is information about the “Smartwater” property marking system in the brochure Smartwater

Smartwater is available from your Safer Neighbourhood team (link in Policing section above) or by phoning 0300 333 3000 – asking for the Hereford Public Service Desk who will be pleased to give or send you details.

A Neighbourhood Watch member is an important part of Neighbourhood Watch.  You are the eyes and ears for your area, passing information either to your co-ordinator or direct to the police.

If you have information regarding any suspicious occurrences, or persons unknown to you loitering or acting “strangely”, please let one of the scheme’s coordinators know as soon as possible or phone Hereford Police on 08547 444888. Note down the registration numbers of any vehicles involved.

This information is very helpful as it is part of the bigger picture.  With your help we can put the jigsaw of crime together.  Each piece of information you pass either direct to the police or via a  co-ordinator could be the missing piece of the puzzle.  That is why the police need to know what you know.  You are the best people to understand your area, you are the ones who will know who is usually around, who is away, who is having windows cleaned, work done to their property, whose car is missing, which tradesmen usually come to your street, and so on.  You are the people who will notice things that are out of the ordinary in your area.