Neighbourhood Watch

Parents of Young People


Do you know where your children are going tonight?

Have you made arrangements to take them to or collect them from a party?

Do you know who they are visiting?

Parenting isn't easy, and we have all been children. But recently we have had a issue where under aged children were left stranded in a village in the early hours after being ejected from a property. Fortunately they came to no harm but it could have been different.

We also have issues where children and out and about at weekend. Whilst the majority are quite law abiding, some choose language that others consider to be inappropriate which can be overheard. It is this kind of improper behaviour that has a negative impact on how young people are perceived, even the majority.

If you are driving Mum or Dad's Taxi Service over the weekend please ensure your child has made arrangements to get home safely.


We have been made aware of a couple on instances recently where a young person in a village may of had a birthday party.

Please be aware at how the party is being announced over social media, in a recent instance it is understood a young person posted on social media "party at my house please bring a few friends", the problem being them "few friend" then bring there "few friends" and you get to the point where as a resident you have unwanted guests.

The wider impact this then has on the community is that these uninvited guests, who are dropped of by parents in villages with poor public transport, especially in the evening, and therefore we have the situation where under aged minors have put themselves in a potentially unsafe situation and are at risk of harm. 

We having nothing against a young person having a birthday party, but we ask them to be mindful of just who they are sharing that with on their social media, many young peoples accounts are quite open and can be seen by pretty much everyone, so if you have not done so already please could you check your child's social media security settings.

Last weekend parents received a phone call to collect children from a village in the early hours of the morning to ensure their safeguarding and well-being.


Messages Sent By
Matt Taylor (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7115), Daventry & South Northants)








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Linda Hemming (NHW Coordinator)

Tel 01327 830744


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Reminder – dogs on leads

Residents are requested to keep their dogs on a lead when walking them in the village.  This request is prompted by a recent incident of a dog off the lead attacking another.


I appreciate this isn’t a legal requirement, but there is a need for people to be in full control of their dogs at all times to avoid incidents or people or other dogs being attacked or injured by dogs loose off the lead.


PC 911 Mel Carter


Local Response Team 5, Towcester.  

Telephone 101 Ext 343501    Mobile 07557 778579 (778579)

Address: Towcester Police Station  | LRO Team 5 | Watling Street | Towcester | NN12 6DE


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Please continue reporting anything suspicious on 01604 888964.   


You can also phone 101 to report incidents to the police including crimes, parking issues and suspicious circumstances.   When calling 101 select option 2 to report an incident or crime.


The Police control room works on a grading and queuing system on calls.

Non urgent incidents and crimes can also be reported using an online form which can be found at 

Someone is dedicated to reading the incidents online so will be picked up.


Pattishall Parish no longer has a PCSO assigned to them.   NHW Coordinators have been advised that  PCSO's no longer  have specific beats.

The new strategy is that Police staff working is much more fluid and gives them the freedom that anyone can answer an incident within a 5-shift working pattern.


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