Police Matters

Newsletters and local crime information The way in which Suffolk Constabulary communicates with Neighbourhood Watch schemes will, over the next couple of weeks, change. The newsletters produced by Community Watch Liaison Officers and the Police Community Safety Unit will cease and crime alerts will be sent out using Police Connect. Police Connect is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone. There is no charge for this service – all messages you receive are free.





Police Connect is a messaging service. It replaced Police Direct last year. Subscribers to Police Direct were not automatically transferred to Police Connect, which means people need to sign up again, if they have not already done so. There are 2 ways that people can subscribe:


  1. Go to the Police Connect web page on the Constabulary website, and sign up on line. You could promote this in your newsletters, in your parish magazine, to your email contacts, or simply on a community noticeboard.
  2. I can provide Police Connect registration forms for you to distribute in your scheme area. The form is quick and easy to complete, and the resident can then return it to you, and I can also provide a SAE for you to send completed forms back to me for processing. Just let me know how many forms you would like. One scheme has printed the form in their parish magazine, so that people can tear it out, and then provided a box at the local pub/village shop for people to deposit them in.


Police Connect does not bombard people with messages, but it is an excellent way to hear about crime in your area, police related events, and receive other relevant information. I know I send these types of information to you currently, and will continue to do so, but it is always worth having an additional source of information. Messages can be received via email, text (SMS) message or recorded message via a landline.




Culford Community café takes place –

On the 4th Saturday every month (except March) in 2016

From 10am-12pm

Everyone is welcome


Rougham Summer Fete –

On Saturday 28th May 2016

At Rougham Sports Hall

Time 1pm to 5pm


Ingham Community café  takes place –

Every 3rd Thursday of the month throughout 2016

Serving snacks and lunches

From 11am-2pm

Everyone is welcome


Brief crime updates for your information –



Great Barton – Conyers Way – Between 11/03/16 9am to 12/03/16 7pm Rear garden of dwelling accessed and used lock snap to enter rear conservatory then used again to secure internal patio doors search made nothing taken – crime number 37/22255/16


Criminal Damage


Rougham – Ipswich Road – Between 11/03/16 3pm to 12/03/16 7am 30 newly planted oaks and tree guards have been ripped out of the ground damaging the tress – crime number 37/22337/16


If you have any information in relation to any of the above crimes please contact 101 or Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800555111.