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Notice of Annual General Meeting of Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association (RNHWA).

Between 7.30pm and 9pm Monday 8thJuly, 2019, at the Council Chamber,

Oakham Town Council, Victoria Hall, 39, High Street, Oakham, LE15 6AH.

At this time Parking should not be a problem in Church Street (25 yards north of Victoria Hall),

or at the Church Street Public Car Park opposite All Saints Church (150 yards from J/W High Street).

This year our focus is by necessity on change and our proposals, with a vote on how we will address the problems caused by the lack of volunteers for the board.

Each ‘Watch’ may nominate a representative to attend, but each Watch may only be permitted one vote on each proposal.

The Proposals are:

Without new members our current Board structure is no longer feasible or effective.  It will be disbanded after negotiating the necessary changes; this will start immediately.

  1. The Board will be replaced by a group of Trustees nominated by the Members at the AGM. The Trustees role will not be a replication of the current Board but will broadly oversee the health and direction of the organisation, guided by our current Articles of Association.  The Treasurer will maintain and oversee transparency and good financial governance.
  2. We will cancel our Company registration and convert our Charity Commission Registration to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

This will reduce costs, enable free bank charges, stop Company charges and reduce administration fees.  It will also provide legal protection for the non-profit making Association, whilst ensuring both the Trustees and our Members activities will be covered by the National NHW Public Liability Insurance scheme.

If a Watch wishes to submit alternatives for consideration, please submit a proposal to me (including who will operate it) at least 10 days before the AGM.

We hope you or a member of your Watch will attend this important development for our organisation.


Ruthven Horne

Volunteer Director RNHWA



Local Crime Update 7 days to 9.6.19.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify, or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e,g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham Beat.

Theft of pedal cycle from outside Dominoes Pizza, Melton Road, at approximately 7.30pm 6.6.19 (Thur).  Stolen, after cutting security chain, a blue and orange Moonraker mountain bike (short straight bars).  Below is a photo of a similar type bike.  Value not know approx. £2,000.  Suspects two teenagers: 1.  White male, approximately 5,8”, growing a moustache, wearing a red hoodie.  2.  A white female, lightish hair, wearing all black, riding a BMX bike.  Any sightings or suggestions as to identity of suspects please to PC 1312 Lloyd on tel 101.


Rutland North Beat.


Theft of caravan,about 4.30pm, 6.6.19 (Thur) from Greetham Garage, Great North Road.  Stolen cream/ivory, 1988 model Cartlight 152 Commander caravan, displaying index mark FR13 XC*, serial number known, bespoke features, very rare, value approx. £5300.

Rutland South Beat.


Theft in quarry at Castle Cement Works, between 22.53pm 6.6. and 12.30am 7.6.129 (Thur/Frid).  Enter secure compound, force secure steel container (use circular saw pull back open with vehicle) and stole contents two Walker plates ‘forward and reverse’ and a ‘petrol poking unit’ weighing ¾ of a ton.  Large powerful vehicle needed plus mechanical lifting gear.


Burglary dwelling Church Road,between 10am 1.6 and 4pm 7.6.19. Locked garage entered and cycle stolen, black Specialised Roubaix 2016 road bike, carbon fibre frame, value £800-1000. Any info or sightings please to PC 2113 Icke on tel 101.


Barrowden – Burglary-dwelling, Wakerley Road, between 5.30pm 27.5 and 6pm 6.6.19 (most likely last 4-5 days).  Key used to open side door of unoccupied house (For Sale) and £30-40 cash stolen from kitchen.  Keys to locked garage found and 5 boxes of vintage tools stolen.  Likely that a vehicle was used to carry away.  If you saw anything suspicious please pass information by tel 101 to PC 2113 Icke.


Russ Horne.

Local Crime Update – 7 days ending 31.5.19.

NB: Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify, or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham Beat.  PC 1312 Lloyd.

Theft of Rockhopper mountain bike, from Melton Road (Oakham Town end), between 5pm-11pm 24.5.19 (Fri), blue and yellow wheels and frame, wide saddle (memory foam), bend in rear gear, wheel bearings going on the back wheel. Special edition estimated value £550.

Rutland North Beat.  PC 1742 Appleton.

Langham – Criminal damage to motor vehicle, between 9am 24.5. and 8.15am 25.5.19 (Fri/Sat).  Sharp object run down entire length passenger side whilst parked overnight in visitor’s car park in Lonsborough Gardens.

Exton – Theft of approximately 20 pigs over a one-week period (21.5. to 29.5.19), from The Avenue.  Pigs only recently bought; one was unable to walk.

Rutland South Beat – PC2113 Icke.

Ketton – Criminal damage to 4 tyres (two on two separate cars) in Wootton Close.  About 1.50am 27.5.19 (Mon) suspect seen to puncture the tyres.  If you saw anything suspicious personally, or you have recognisable images on CCTV, please contact PC Icke quoting crime reference 19*272852.

Uppingham Beat – PC2988 Ace.

Theft of front and rear number plates from vehicle parked in lay by in Castle Close, between 5.30pm 28.5 and 4am 29.5.19.  Index numbers FP16 WF*.

Theft of motor vehicle parked in Leicester Road, between 11pm 28.5 and 6.30am 29.5.19  (Tue/Wed). Stolen Mercedes CL220 AMG line Premium, 2 litre, blue grey Index P321 TJ*.  Believed stolen by keyless digital relay.  Car locked and one key in ‘Faraday’ pouch, but second key exposed on dresser.  Remember to put BOTH keys in pouch.  They can be purchased cheaply from Amazon, Halfords or similar.

If you saw two men behaving suspiciously in Leicester Road, or have recognisable images on a CCTV, probably in the early hours of Wednesday morning please dial 101 and pass the information to the Crime Investigation Unit quoting Crime Ref 19*275335.

NB: Over the last two or three months the most common offences have been theft of or from motor vehicles using the digital relay system for cars (see above), that have a fob instead of a key, or the theft of number plates. This might seem relatively minor, but it can cause considerable inconvenience either replacing them or when they had been used in crime by the thieves.

Please get a Faraday Pouch (£5?) and use it and get security screws from the Police (ring beat officer) and get them fitted.  The thieves will go to the next car which doesn’t have them fitted.

Russ Horne

Volunteer Director

Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association.