Neighbourhood Watch

Charlton Musgrove's Neighbourhood Watch contact:


Pene Volk       Tel: 01963 32013




If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 101 or you can call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.  For general information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the website.


4th March 2016


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This is the time of year when historically there is an increase in the theft of items from sheds, garages, barns, stables etc. This message is sent as a reminder to all members regarding security of this type. Recent crimes have highlighted lawn mowers, ride-on mowers, tools, fuel and pedal cycles amongst items stolen.
Please take a few minutes to check the security of property and make any necessary maintenance. Making sure that locks are properly fitted and used, alarms are in good order and are set, tools/machinery/cycles etc are property marked and secured whenever possible can help to prevent you becoming a victim of crime.
We do have limited copies of a leaflet available with general crime reduction advice that you can order through Lindsey in the NHW office or an abbreviated pdf version is attached.



16th February 2016


"Today I had 50 calls at the Town Hall to inform us that someone had called claiming to be from the Town Council.  The person is of Asian origin and asks about an accident.  He then asks for personal information.  Unfortunately a person from a nearby village gave him his information.

I have informed Avon & Somerset Police who suspect it is linked to identity theft.  If this happens to any other Council, please tell the residents to call 101 who will direct them to Action Fraud.


Many thanks

Sam Atherton

Wincanton Town Clerk"

13th February 2016

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This is a general message to all Neighbourhood Watch schemes to remind of the need to be wary of cold callers. These can take the form of persons calling at the house, cold calling on the phone, unsolicited Emails or post. Calls can vary from persons wanting to undertake work at your home to calls from people wanting to make appointments to discuss alarms, insulation etc.
If you want to have work done at your property please ensure that you contact workers yourself or ask family/friends for recommendations. You can also contact the Trading Standards office regarding their Buy with Confidence approved trader scheme ( as mentioned on the recent NHW newsletter.
Police suggest that any unsolicited caller, phone call, Email or letter is treated in the same way - don't have any dealings with them, don't give any personal information (name, address, phone number, bank details) and don't reply to Emails. If you think that there is suspicious activity that is of concern contact the police on their 101 number - alternatively use the 999 system if you think there is a bogus caller at your door.
Remember - if in doubt, keep them out.
You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): Charlton Musgrove (Charlton Musgrove, BA98HN).

 10th February 2016

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MONTHLY UPDATE - January (below figures relate to the whole beat - villages to the north of Wincanton)
Total calls reported to the Police across the beat – 51
Out of those 25 were listed as crimes, including:
4 Assault
0 Assault on Police
1 dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)
1 Non dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)
2 criminal damage (property/vehicles)
2 theft from motor vehicles
1 theft of motor vehicle
0 theft of pedal cycles
1 theft from shops
remainder miscellaneous
(PLEASE NOTE: the police have moved to a new recording system which may result in short term inaccuracies in data)
Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) - 0 reports.
Beat Surgery - 13 February and 12 March
Community Hall, Bruton at 10.00am
PACT/Have Your Say - held as agenda items at Parish Council meetings attended by officers when they are available. Forthcoming meetings include:
15 February, Castle Cary, 7.30pm
22 February, Barton St David, 7.30pm
23 February, Bruton, 7.30pm
1 March at Keinton Mandeville, 7.30pm
Current policing priorities include rural crime, speeding and parking issues.
If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 - always ask the call handler to mark, or tag, your call Neighbourhood Watch.
You were sent this message because you are in the following group(s): Charlton Musgrove (Charlton Musgrove, BA98HN).

What's On

CM Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday 11th July  

7.00pm at CMMH

followed by the Annual meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30pm. 

All welcome


Defibrilator Training Session

Friday 13th July

at CMMH   7-8.30pm

Open to the local community


Coffee Mornings at CMMH

Friday 20th July and Friday 17th August 10.30am

Coffee and homemade cake

Only £1

Come and join us

Ladies' Evening

Friday 27th July

7.30 - 9.30pm


Charlton Musgrove Flower Show

Saturday 8th September 2018

Details and schedule

Revitalising Yoga Class

every Monday

at CMMH 7 - 8.30pm



Every Wednesday and Thursday at CMMH


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