Wickhambrook Community Safety

Quick Contacts

Wickhambrook Neighbourhood Watch

Rural South SNT

Rural South SNT - 101

Diane Townsend

Diane Townsend - 01284 774499

Police Direct

Police Direct - 01284 774100

Bury St Edmunds Police Station - 01284 774183

Haverhill CID - 01284 774470

Crime Stoppers - 0800 555111


Crime Updates

Crime reports for around Wickhambrook
Crime updates for September

See the latest updates on crime incidents affecting Wickhambrook and the surrounding areas...


Wanted/For Sale

See what is for sale and wanted for around Wickhambrook

Take a look at all the items we have for sale and see if you can find yourself a bargain. You can also post requests for items you are looking for.  It's free and we have sold lots of items over the years from cars to sofas!

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Wickhambrook Google Group - great for keeping up to date with news, info, items for sale etc from other members.

Apply to be added by sending an email to cb88online@gmail.com. Once confirmed as added (check junk mail folder) you will be able to send your news etc by sending emails to cb88online@googlegroups.com where your news etc will be distributed to everyone registered instantly.  To reply to posts you are interested in just click on your usual email reply as if you are sending a regular email and it will reach the sender.

Spread the word as this will only work with plenty of CB88 members so tell your friends, relatives and organisations who live within the CB8 area.

Community Safety

Rural South SNT provide a wealth of information for helping to prevent and solve crime within Wickhambrook and the surrounding areas.  You can find out how to become a member of Neighbourhood Watch, find out contact details and also check whether there are any crime updates you need to know about by visiting the crime report updates information page for the latest news on crime in our area.

Wickhambrook Events


Followers of our @SuffolkPolice Twitter account receive up to date information on news and appeals, latest campaigns, arrests and court results, details of road closures and disruptions around the county and early warnings of weather related incidents. If you want to be kept in the picture follow us @SuffolkPolice


In 2010 Suffolk Constabulary started its very own Facebook page. Since then we have kept our growing number of members up to date with on-going campaigns, operation results, arrests, community events and much more. We would like to reach as many people in Suffolk as possible so please visit our page at www.facebook.com/suffolkpolice and hit the ‘Like’ button.

Police are releasing images of items recovered as part of an ongoing operation and are appealing for owners of the property to come forward. Take a look at the items here

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Crime Reports

Read the latest crime reports concerning Wickhambrook and the surrounding area.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find out all about Neighbourhood Watch in the village, schemes, how to join, etc.

Rural South Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

Safer Neighbourhoods Team newsletter for Rural South with plenty of tips, information and news.

Reporting an Incident

Adobe pdf document Information on what to do if you want to report an incident, who to call, etc.

Crime Reduction Leaflets

Adobe pdf document There are a number of very helpful leaflets and booklets available to help with crime reduction.


Find out about Adobe pdf document Farmwatch, how you can join and it can help you.

Please contact the Webmaster if you would like any further information or would like one of the leaflets mentioned


To buy a variety of items such as watches, cycles, cameras to gardening equipment, and much more, you could save money by visiting Bumblebee Auctions sells lost or stolen items that, despite the best efforts of the Constabulary, have not been reunited with their rightful owners. Money generated through the sale of items posted by Suffolk Constabulary on the site will support the Constabulary s charity Safer Suffolk Foundation. The Safer Suffolk Foundation aims to support projects and organisations that are looking to address policing, community safety and quality of life issues for those people living and working in Suffolk.

Are you aware of the Community Intelligence Hotline? It's a voicemail facility based in the Area Intelligence Unit. Information can be left anonymously regarding criminal activity or anti-social behaviour. 01284 774029 The number has been introduced as part of the Intelligence Initiative.

Anglian Water advise us that their members of staff NEVER ask for access to premises.  They have a bogus caller helpline - if in doubt call Anglian Water - freefone 0800 145145.

Van Stickers - Please do not leave any equipment or tools in vans overnight as they are a prime target for thieves. We have large some stickers saying “ALL TOOLS AND VALUABLES REMOVED” for anyone who would like one. Contact Wickhambrook Neighbourhood Watch

To reduce cold calls register with the Telephone Preference Service (Visit The Telephone Preference Service or call The Telephone Preference Service - 0845 0700707). It is illegal to make marketing calls to someone registered with the TPS but you may still receive calls from overseas and from companies who break the law regardless.

The SNT Rural South Team

The introduction of 101 in Suffolk is part of a nationwide initiative which will see all forces adopting the number by the end of the year. It is designed to offer one easy way to contact your local police force to report non-emergency crimes, disorder or anti-social behaviour or to speak to your local police officers.

101 will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When calling 101, the system determines the caller's location and connects them to the police force covering that area. A recorded message announces which police force the caller is being connected to – and gives them a choice if they are on a boundary between two or more forces. Police call handlers in the local force contact centre will then answer the call and respond appropriately. There is also an option of speaking to an operator, if the caller wishes to contact another force.

Calls from landlines and mobile networks cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day or the duration of the call.

People who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired can textphone 18001 101.

The new 101 service is not for emergencies. In an emergency, people should always ring 999 for immediate police assistance.

Contact your SNT:
Dial 101 and ask for them by name or collar number.

St Edmundsbury Rural South Safer Neighburhood Team Inspector:
PETER FERRIE - (based at Haverhill Police Station)

SNT Sergeant: Sgt 1 Sarah Bartley




Rural Villages Covered:

Barnardiston, Great & Little Bradley, Brockley, Cavendish, Chedburgh, Chevington, Clare, Cowlinge, Depden, Denston, Hargrave, Hawkedon, Hawstead, Hundon, Kedington, Lidgate, Ousden, Poslingford, Rede,
Stoke-by-Clare, Stansfield, Stradishall, Great & Little Thurlow, Thurston End, Whepstead, Wickhambrook, Great & Little Wratting, Withersfield, Wixoe

The following link takes you directly to the Suffolk Constabulary Webpage where you can get all the latest news in addition to accessing your SNT's Homepage.

Suffolk Police Website = http://www.Suffolk.police.uk

SNT Officers Crime Reduction & ALO Officer:

Bernard Plume

SNT Officers Community Watch & SNT Liaison Officer (CWLO):

Diane Townsend

We are looking for Volunteers to become community contacts.  If you are interested, please take a look at this leaflet and complete the form to contact us.

SNT News

Chief Constable Douglas Paxton and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Tim Passmore will be going 'on tour' this year, visiting town centres across the county.

Beginning in the Easter holidays and continuing throughout the summer holidays, the Chief and PCC will set up base with the mobile police station and be available for members of the public to speak about any issues. Members of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team will also be there to answer local queries, as well as Crime Reduction Officers and representatives from Suffolk Safekey. Suffolk Safekey is the Constabulary key fob recovery and database service, which feeds money into the Safer Suffolk Foundation, supporting projects and organisations that look to address policing, community safety and quality of life issues for those people living and working in Suffolk.

The mobile police station will be open at each venue from 10am-3pm and the Chief and PCC will be present from 11am-2pm.

All are welcome to come along and speak with the team about any policing or community issue. Chief Constable Douglas Paxton said: "We ran 'Chief on Tour' for the first time last year and I was really pleased with how well it was received. Lots of people visited us in every location to talk to me about a huge range of issues. This is a great way of me getting to the heart of our local towns and finding out what people think. "Our communities tell us that they are very happy with the policing they receive in Suffolk and this is fantastic.

There has been a great deal of organisational change for the Constabulary over recent years as we provide policing with a smaller budget, and I want to be available for people to speak to me about these issues and any others. "It is great that Tim will be joining me this year and I would encourage all to come along to speak with us, as well as the local team." Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said: "Public engagement is a crucial element of my role and I thoroughly enjoy these opportunities to get out to talk directly to people about the policing service they receive. This is a great chance to discuss any aspect of policing with me and the Chief Constable and I hope lots of people will come along to see us. "The 'on tour' event is part of a wider public engagement programme which includes a series of public meetings across the county starting at East Bergholt on April 9th and my public surgeries which I hold on the first Monday of each month, details of all of these are on my website, www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk."

The mobile police station will be open from 10am-3pm. The Chief and PCC will be present from 11am-2pm*.

They will be visiting the following locations: Friday 11th April – Eye – Next to the Town Hall, Broad Street Friday 25th July – Lowestoft – London Road North, Opposite the Britten Centre Wednesday 30th July – Ipswich – the Corn Hill Friday 1st August- Woodbridge – the Thoroughfare

Wednesday 6th August – Bury St Edmunds – the Arc Shopping Centre

Friday 8th August – Newmarket – outside the Guineas Shopping Centre Tuesday 2nd September – Hadleigh – Location tbc* The mobile police station will be open from 12pm-5pm and the Chief and PCC will be present between 1pm and 4pm.


Please consider registering with Police Direct on www.suffolk.police.uk which will enable you to receive relevant information about crime and policing issues in your area.

Please dial 999 if an immediate response is needed. It would also be helpful if you see a suspicious vehicle to note down the registration number together with any distinguishing marks and a full description of suspicious persons. By working together we can make a difference.

Please consider registering with Police Direct which will enable you to receive relevant information about crime and policing issues in your area.

The non emergency number is Rural South SNT - 101
or email Rural South SNT
Please dial 999 if immediate response needed.

If you wish to report criminal activity in your area anonymously please ring Crime Stoppers - 0800 555111.

Useful links and information

link Suffolk Observatory

weblink SNT Rural South Team homepage

weblink Join Police Direct

weblink Suffolk Police

weblink Local Crime Mapping - type wickhambrook into the "search" option, then you can break down the crimes into Burglary, Robbery, Vehicle Crime, Violence and Anti-social behaviour by selecting the tabs on the top left hand side

weblink Crimestoppers

weblink The Neighbourhood Watch website