Neighbourhood Watch


Ryedale has one of the lowest crimes rates in the UK, however, the residents of Slingsby, Fryton and South Holme set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme to help reduce the level of crime in the area even further.

This page contains the recent news updates from Slingsby’s Neighbourhood Watch and the North Yorkshire Police Community messaging service relating to potential or reported criminal activity that the police believe the community should be aware of.

Occasionally there may be no news listed here which, of course, is a good thing, but at other times there may be important information from the police. Please check back regularly for updates.


The latest figures from Action Fraud for the month of August indicate that the telephone is still the most common method for scammers to contact their victims. The most common types of scams being reported is where people are called from someone claiming to be from the HMRC, stating the person has an outstanding debt and instructing the person to pay that debt by I-tunes vouchers. Similar scams also include the caller claiming to be from Microsoft/BT/Talk Talk etc and claiming they have identified a problem with the persons computer. They then ask the victim to download a piece of software which allows the scammers access to the victims computer and invariably their bank details.
Remember the only way to eliminate cold calling is to purchase a call blocking device or a new phone that has call blocking features. It is essential!!
The next highest category is frauds and scams involving auction sites (ebay, Gumtree etc). Be suspicious of any potential seller asking you to send money via direct bank transfer and not through PayPal. You have no protection if it goes wrong. be also suspicious of emails purporting to be from PayPal advising that advance payment is needed.
PCSOs and Cyber volunteers are giving numerous presentations throughout the county on frauds and scams which are well worth attending and may just give you that bit of knowledge to prevent you becoming a victim. If you are a member of a community group who think your members would benefit from a presentation, please email the force’s ‘Financial Abuse safeguarding Officer’ [email protected].
Take this small test to see if you are ‘too smart to be scammed’

And, please find attached information from Action Fraud in relation to a current TV Licence scam.

To see a list of previously sent messages please visit North Yorkshire Community Messaging. 

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Posted: October 3, 2018, 2:02 pm

Over the past few weeks a spate of farms/commercial burglaries has taken place between York and Malton. Please be vigilant and also make sure your property is secure, consider alarms/tracker/CCTV and other security upgrades. If you see anything taking place or suspicious please call the Police straight away. If you require any crime prevention advice or free property marking please e-mail: [email protected]

To see a list of previously sent messages please visit North Yorkshire Community Messaging.

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Posted: September 15, 2018, 3:56 pm