Hayton and Burnby Parish Council

A Neighbourhood watch Group has recently been set up in Hayton and Burnby Parish.

Read the latest bulletin from the co-ordinator below. Links to previous bulletins and advice about crime prevention can be found at the bottom of this page.


Dear Residents                                                                       December 2017 – bulletin 9

Crime reports

  • Pocklington has had its regular share of vandalism and breaking in to vehicles/property but nothing reported in our villages. Much publicity for another cash machine stolen.
  • Farm equipment stolen from a field near Melbourne; JCB stolen from Yapham.
  • Cars damaged in Warter and North Dalton.

Police and Crime Commissioner’s meeting with the local Crime Prevention Panel (CPP)

  • Keith Hunter (PCC) and the CPP (chaired by John Brown, ex Woldgate School head) met at the end of October and had a wide-ranging discussion on the way ahead for policing in our area. The outcome is too detailed to reproduce here but many of the issues arising out of changes introduced over recent years appear to be being addressed with a new approach through fresh eyes.

Scam reports – local

  • From “Amazon……your payment has been declined.…..the issuing bank may have declined the charge if ……details don’t match their information……please update the payment information for your order.” As usual, printing this message shows it is not from Amazon. 

Advice from National Neighbourhood Watch

  • Payment Diversion fraud – fraudsters are taking advantage of Common Agricultural Policy payments to be paid to farmers in December. They request that you change your details so that the payment can be diverted to an account controlled by the fraudster. Contact may be by phone, letter or email. Beware!


  • On-Line Shopping fraud - (a) check the web address is genuine; (b) web pages for entering personal/financial details should display a locked padlock and an address beginning “https://”;  (c) phishing – don’t click on attachments or links within unsolicited emails; (d) 65% of fraud reports are linked to on-line auction sites – don’t pay by bank transfer unless you know and trust the recipient (bank transfer offers no fraud protection).


  • Employment Fraud - jobseekers are being targeted by people trying to obtain personal or bank details, or requesting money to secure accommodation. This may be when registering on job hunting or Student Room sites. They may be asked to complete interview or application forms and supply bank/personal details and identity documents. They may be invited for interview (could be in person or over the phone) to make it look legitimate. The answer is to take care, research well and do not pay advance fees.


Finally, I hope the bulletins have been useful to you - feedback is always welcome. Please have a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Robert Mills



Dear Residents                                                                                  August 2017 – bulletin 7

Crime reports

  • Secure vans in the area broken into and tools stolen.
  • Burglaries in Pocklington and Stamford Bridge.

Advice from local Police – sneak thieves

  • Secure home before leaving, if working in the garden or if out of sight of open doors/windows.
  • Avoid leaving downstairs windows open for ventilation at night.
  • Do not leave insecure cycles in the garden thinking they are safe – theft takes little time.
  • Be especially careful about leaving garage/shed doors open while working outside.
  • Cars left on the drive with windows open for ventilation are especially vulnerable.

These kinds of thefts are committed by opportunists who wander the neighbourhood looking to take advantage of our carelessness, especially in the summer weather – beware!

Scam reports – local

Scam emails still being reported:

  • “Your Metro Bank online account has been suspended…….click here to reinstate your account using our secure webpage link……..we hope you are clear on the above information.”
  • “There are some changes coming…….download the attached file to update.”
  • “Ian’s Roofing shared a document with you…..view document now……thank you for using Dropbox.”
  • “BT Account Update……..you have reached the storage limit for your mailbox - your outgoing messages are on hold – click below to restore access……Server Admin – BT Admin Team.”

Printing these messages shows that they almost all are from abroad and none are from who they purport to be.

Advice from National Neighbourhood Watch

  • Dog theft. The public are being urged to be vigilant – 2016 saw 1800 reported thefts in England and Wales, mostly from gardens. The most common breeds targeted were Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Jack Russell, Chihuahua and Bulldog. Advice is to ensure intruders cannot access where a dog may be left unattended.


  • What to do in a terror attack. Counter-terrorism police and ABTA have got together in association with the Foreign Office to advise:

RUN – to a place of safety – better than trying to surrender or negotiate.

HIDE – barricade yourself in – turn phone to silent.

TELL – know the local emergency phone number(s) – all EU is 112.


Robert Mills






All contact to Co-ordinator please:

Robert Mills (tel: 07710 316704 or email: r.mills397@btinternet.com)

If unavailable, please contact Deputy Co-ordinator:

Carol Gray (tel: 07825 779774 or email: thehagues1@hotmail.com)


To read previous bulletins click on the following links

2016                           2017

Bulletin 1                    Bulletin 1

Bulletin 2                    Bulletin 2

Bulletin 3                    Bulletin 3 

Bulletin 4                    Bulletin 4 

Bulletin 5                    Bulletin 5

Bulletin 6                    Bulletin 6

Bulletin 7                    Bulletin 7

Bulletin 8                    Bulletin 9

Bulletin 9

Bulletin 10

Bulletin 11

Bulletin 12

Healthy Homes Information 

Notice explaining the nature of current scams and how to avoid falling victim to them

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