Q. When should I call the police on 999?
A. You should call 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.
Q. When should I call the police on 101?
A. You should call 101 to give the police information about crime in your area and to report minor crimes, for example if your car has been stolen, your property has been damaged or to report a minor traffic collision.
Q. When should I call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111?
A. You should call crimestoppers or use the crimestoppers website if you wish to report information about a crime anonymously
Q. How should I report anti-social behavior?
A. Anti-social behavior such as excessive noise, rowdy behavior, minor acts of vandalism, littering and rubbish, is handled by the council, who then enlist the help of the police for specific types of incident. You can report incidents of antisocial behavior in Bingham directly to Rushcliffe Borough Council online under their Community Safety section at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/communityandliving
Q. Where is my nearest Police Station?
A. Bingham no longer has its own Police station. The nearest Police Stations are in West Bridgford and Carlton in Nottingham. There are also Police stations in Newark and Grantham (Lincolnshire Police).
Q: How can I receive free Neighbourhood Alerts to tell me about crime in my area?
A: Go to www.rushcliffecommunity.co.uk click on the 'Register' tab at the top right of the screen and follow the simple instructions
Q. How much crime is in Bingham?
A. Check our Crime Stats page to find out about the amount of crime in Bingham by month.
Q. Is there already a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in my street?
A. Check our list of streets in Bingham Neighbourhood Watch to see if your street already has a scheme in place.
Q. How do I start a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme on my street?
A. Contact us to express your interest and find out more about joining neighbourhood watch. Our chairperson will send you a questionnaire to distribute to the households in your street in order to establish the level of interest. The process is simple and our Chairperson will tell you what happens next.
Q. Who is my Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator?
A. Contact us here to find out who your local Co-ordinator is.
Q. What will I be expected to do as a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator?
A. Please take a read of the document "Guidelines on the role of a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator" on our Documents page.
Q. How much will it cost me to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?
A. There is no charge for setting up or running a scheme in your street.
Q. What are the benefits of being in a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?
A. Check here for a list of benefits on being a member of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Q. Can I get cheaper house insurance by being in a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?
A. Many insurance companies provide a discount on their poicies if you live in a Neighbourwood Watch Scheme. Check with your insurer.
Q. Where can I get advice about home/personal security?
A. Check here for a selection of documents concerning home and personal security.
Q. How do I report a broken street light?
A. Visit the Nottinghamshire Council website here to report a broken street light. The council will try to send someone to investigate within 5 days.