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Crime Prevention

CRIME REDUCTION INITIATIVES

POLICE (non emergency)
101

To report a crime that is life threatening or of a serious nature please dial 999.  Otherwise make contact with Greyfriars Police Station on the number above to ensure your incident is logged.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
(01234) 275165

Local residents have an opportunity to come together to share their concerns. Just knowing you're not on your own is a real confidence boost.  Find out more about Neighbourhood Watch on the number above.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
(0808) 200247

Information, support or practical help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone experiencing domestic violence and abuse.  You can also talk to the Police on
(01234) 275292

BEDFORDSHIRE AND LUTON FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE
(01234) 351081

To report a fire emergency, please dial 999.  Otherwise dial the above number to report an incident. 

BEDFORDSHIRE VICTIM SUPPORT
(01234) 840300

To talk in confidence to an independent body, whether you need practical help, emotional support, information from the Police or help with Court procedures, claims and benefits.

NO COLD CALLING ZONES
(08454) 040506

People who commit doorstep crime often target vulnerable people and can sometimes be intimidating to everyone.  If you have a concern about someone who is selling on the doorstep, please ring the number above.  We can help discourage burglars and rogue traders at your door. 

BOBBY VAN SCHEME
http://www.bedspolicepartnership.org/
This scheme can support, reassure and make physical security improvements.  They can also give crime prevention advice to victims of crime as well as practical help in improving home security.  The scheme supplies and fits free security equipment to vulnerable people.

HATE CRIME - STOP HATE UK
0800 138 1625

If you are a victim, witness, parent, carer or are concerned about race, religion, sexuality, gender identity or disability, please report any incidents through Stop Hate UK. Stop Hate UK provides 24 hour support to people who have been affected by Hate Crime. Victims and witnesses can contact us by phone, text, post or online to report Hate Crimes, access support, and get information. Vist the Stop Hate UK  website for more information, or to make a report.


 

Some Useful Numbers

Anti-Social Behaviour 01234 276037
Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service 01234 845000
Helpline for street lights and highways 01234 267422
Environmental Services (graffiti, fly tipping etc) 01234 267422
Noise enquiries 01234 267422

 

 


 

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Bedford Borough Council aims to help build communities and neighbourhoods. The pages in this section provide details of community living in the borough and details of crime prevention and youth support in our neighbourhoods.

 


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