Crime and policing update for Yelvertoft Ward which includes:

Clay Coton, Cold Ashby, Elkington, Lilbourne, Stanford, Thornby, Winwick and Yelvertoft

Recent incidents of note: 

Crime Prevention Webinars – March 24

It is the start of spring and at Neighbourhood Watch Network we are working at providing you with our next round of Crime Prevention Webinars.  So we are delighted to invite you to register and attend these during the week beginning 18th March 2024.

We have invited experts in their field to talk about Burglary in a digital age, Antisocial Behaviour aimed at our heritage buildings and sites, addressing Vehicle Crime, exploring Isolation and Loneliness and knowing what to do if we are victims of Stalking or how we can support them.

When are the webinars being held

The webinars are held online via Zoom and will be from 4.30pm – 5.30pm each week day during that week.

Booking your place on our webinars

To book your place you will need to register for each of the webinars that you wish to join.  There is a limited amount of space and we want to ensure that you do not miss out.

The links for registering for  our webinars

Day Webinar Link to register
Monday 18th Taking your home security to the next level (burglary trends and technology) Register HERE 
Tuesday 19th ASB & Heritage crime – not just an issue for rural communities Register HERE


Wednesday 20th Top tips from policing’s tactical lead for vehicle crime Register HERE
Thursday 21st Understanding the role of isolation & loneliness in scams Register HERE
Friday 22nd Stalking and female personal safety Register HERE


We look forward to welcoming you to join the conversation with us.  Please do feel free to share this message to all of your networks and invite them to join us too.

Best wishes


Police & Fire Service Survey – Increase in Council Tax

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has launched a survey asking the public for their views on police and fire funding and the precepts for the coming year.

The police and fire precepts are the amount that Northamptonshire residents pay towards policing and the fire service through their council tax – together, both precepts amount to around 18% of the council tax a household pays.

Over the last four years, the support given by local people through the precept has enabled both Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to invest in how they keep people safe, with more police officers, more firefighters and more resources put into key areas of work.

Now the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is asking people how much they are prepared to pay to keep resources for the fire service and policing at the current level.

Stephen Mold is recommending an increase in the policing precept of £15 a year for a Band D household, and of £5 a year in the fire precept for 2024/25, which is the amount of funding both services need to sustain both budgets at their current level and meet cost pressures.

He said: “I know how hard the cost-of-living crisis has been for people, and I don’t propose an increase in the police and fire precepts lightly, so I genuinely want to know how much people are prepared to pay towards their local emergency services.”

The online survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and explains the impact that different council tax precept options would have on the policing and fire budgets.

If you want your views to be counted, please make sure you take the survey rather than replying to this email. You can complete the survey by clicking on the following link:

The survey closes on 14 January 2024 and the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner will then take his recommendations to a meeting of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel in February.

Allotment Shed Break In

We have been made aware that a shed at the allotments has recently been broken into. If anyone saw anything suspicious or has any further information please do let us know.


Northamptonshire Talking are hosting a bike marking event at Daventry Country Park cafe on 18th August 2023 between 11am and 2.30pm.
By marking your bike, you are helping to protect yourself and your bike against thieves and making it easier for your bike to be identified and returned should it be stolen.
Please bring along any bikes that you would like to be marked. You will be able to ask us about crime prevention for your property whilst we mark your kit.


The next beat bus surgery in Yelvertoft will be held on 29th June, 10.30 to 11.30am, and will be parked up near to the Knightley Arms.
Please do go along to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team. Come and speak to your local officers. You can also dispose of any unwanted sharp items from within your home.
Police car

Police car

Come along and meet your Neighbourhood Policing Team

Our next beat bus surgeries for will be held on: Thursday 9th February 2023 & Thursday 23rd 2023. Please come along to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team

Thursday 9th February 2023

Flore –  10:15am – 11:15am – Millennium Hall Car Park

Catesby –  11:45am – 12:45pm – Church Car park

Gulisborough –  2pm – 3:30pm – High Street

Thursday 23rd 2023

East Haddon –  10:15am -11:15am – Main Street

Charwelton – 11:45am -12:45pm – Near to Fox and Hounds

Crick –  2pm -3:30pm – Opposite the post office

Come and speak to your local officers and dispose of any unwanted sharp items from within your home.

In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Daventry, they can be contacted on the following email:


FREE engagement events – Rural crime

Farmers and landowners are being invited to three free engagement events to learn about and discuss action being taken against rural crime.

Northamptonshire Police is organising the events with Rural Action Group partners including the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Northamptonshire Arson Task Force, Northamptonshire ACRE, the NFU, Environment Agency and many more.

Taking place on Monday between 6.30pm and 10pm, the events will give attendees the opportunity to discuss rural crime issues affecting them. Dates for the diary are February 15 (Boughton House), February 20 (Towcesterians Sports Club) and February 27 (Althorp House).

Exhibitors from across the county will also be in attendance and on hand to discuss new and innovative crime prevention products and there will be plenty of opportunity for farmers and landowners to network with members of the Rural Action Group.

Northamptonshire Police Rural Crime Officer, PC Hutch Hutchings said: “These events offer our farmers and landowners the perfect opportunity to come and meet representatives from the Rural Action Group and discuss how they can most effectively secure their property.

“This is the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic that we have been able to arrange the rural engagement events and we’re looking forward to getting everyone together to share their experiences, and for us all to develop a greater understanding of what the current rural crime issues are.

“We would also like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Boughton House, Towcestrians Sports Club and Althorp Estate, who have kindly provided the facilities for free, enabling us to host these events free of charge.”

The events will run from 6.30-10pm with refreshments and food provided. Places are limited and tickets can be booked by clicking the links below:

Monday, February 13 Boughton House, Geddington Road, Kettering NN14 1BJ: Northamptonshire Police Rural Engagement Event Tickets, Mon 13 Feb 2023 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

Monday, February 20 Towcestrians Sports Club, Greens Norton Road, Towcester NN12 8AW:

Northamptonshire Police Rural Engagement Event Tickets, Mon 20 Feb 2023 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

Monday, February 27 Althorp Estate, Althorp House, Northampton NN7 4HQ:

Northamptonshire Police Rural Engagement Event Tickets, Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

Message from Northamptonshire Police


Northamptonshire Police – Facebook Live Session

Northamptonshire Police’s Chief Constable – Nick Adderley, will be hosting a live Q&A session on Facebook on Tuesday, August 9.

The session has been organised to mark four years since Nick joined the Force and is an opportunity for the people of Northamptonshire to put their questions to him.

Facebook Live Q&As were first introduced at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with Nick joined by two superintendents every week, for more than three months, to answer questions, ease concerns and reassure the public during a time of worry and uncertainty.

Since then, the Q&As have branched out to cover a variety of topics as well as special one-off sessions for children where questions have ranged from the asking of advice on how to become a police officer to one four-year-old child asking why the Force don’t have police crocodiles.

Now, to mark his fourth year in the job, Nick will be hosting a session in which the public are invited to ask him all manner of questions – whether that be what his vision is for the coming years in Northamptonshire, to questions about his career or what he does in his spare time.

Children and young people are also more than welcome to submit questions via their parents/carers if they would like to ask Nick a question.

In May, Nick announced the four crime types Northamptonshire Police will be focusing on over the next three years. They were – violence against women and girls, drug harm, serious and organised crime and serious violence. People are also welcome to ask him questions on these topics too.

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, said: “Our live Facebook Q&As have proven popular with the public because they’re not scripted.

“We don’t know what questions are coming, it’s not polished PR, and our local communities in Northamptonshire have really appreciated this.

“As a Chief Constable, I want the public we serve to feel that I am approachable, accessible and willing to answer their questions directly. Akin to many of the sessions I have taken part in, I am sure some of the questions will be difficult but people in this county deserve that interaction and those answers.

“I look forward to answering as many questions as I can during the session and people who can’t make it live are invited to pre-submit their questions to our communications team by emailing”

The session will be held on Facebook on Tuesday, August 9, at 5pm.


Police Surgeries – Lilbourne, Long Buckby & Canons Ashby 14th July 2022

On Thursday July 14th 2022 PCSO’s Cooksammy & Egdell will be visiting the villages of;

Lilbourne – Village Hall

10:30 – 11:30

Long Buckby- Fire Station

12:00 – 13:00

Canons Ashby – Visitors Car Park

14:30 – 15:30

Please come along and say hello, we will be able to answer questions and offer advice on any issue that may be affecting you.

Please come along to speak to your local officers and dispose of any unwanted sharp items from within your home.

In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Northampton, they can be contacted on the following email:

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Free webinar – Keeping children Safe

An interactive webinar where we will share what criminal exploitation including county lines is and how to spot signs it may be happening to your child or a child you know.
We cover what it looks like in your local area and where to get advice and support if you are concerned.
The interactive webinar will also give you the opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and connect with others.
  • Learn what county lines is
  • Understand what is happening in your local area
  • Understand the signs that your child might be at risk
  • Learn how offenders groom and exploit children
17th May 2022, 7pm.
Register for your free place here.