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Operation Snap

Operation Snap has been set up by Northamptonshire Police to help keep our county's roads as safe as possible.

It allows members of the public to report driving offences in the Northamptonshire area by filling out a form and uploading video evidence they have captured.

Submitted footage and reports are then examined by roads policing officers and can be used to take action against drivers found to be breaking the law. More »

Northamptonshire Police will investigate the following offences through Operation Snap:

  • Dangerous driving
  • Driving without due care and attention
  • Careless driving
  • Using a mobile phone while driving
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Failing to stop at a red traffic light
  • Crossing solid white lines
  • Offences where a driver is clearly not in proper control of a vehicle

Operation Snap can't be used to report road traffic collisions.

Further information including the online reporting form can be found using the following link: » Less

Posted: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 22:19 by Maureen Holliday

Serious and Organised Crime

Serious and Organised Crime

It could be young people you've never seen before moving in with a vulnerable neighbour and having lots of visitors, or a new gang of people hanging around and intimidating others, both these examples happen in Northamptonshire and could be a sign of serious and organised crime (SOC).Today is the start of a week of action tackling serious and organised crime and as part of their work, officers will be out and about speaking to the public about what SOC is and what they can do to support us in tackling the issue.Gangs involved in drugs, violence and exploiting vulnerable people, including children, are operating in Northamptonshire.Children as young as 10 are targeted by gangs to be drug runners. They soon rise up the ranks and become more emersed into gang culture, where carrying and using weapons is commonplace.County lines gangs that move into new areas will often take over the homes of vulnerable people and use it as their base. The resident is left frightened and feeling helpless in their own home.Chief Inspector Pete Basham is leading this week's surge activity. He said: "Organised criminality is a business and can take many forms such as county lines gangs supplying drugs, cybercrime and fraud, labour and sexual exploitation and modern slavery."We are working hard with local partners to tackle the issues that come from organised gangs setting up shop in Northamptonshire but are reliant on the public's help."We need you to tell us about what's happening where you live. Has someone moved in with a vulnerable neighbour and is having a lot of visitors? Do you think people are dealing drug near where you live?"If you have any suspicions about people acting suspiciously, please report it to us and we can take action."Chief Inspector Basham added: "Information from the public is vital to our ability to respond to these criminals and you can share information directly with us or via independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously."You may not see an immediate response from us unless a life is in danger, however, please be reassured that every piece of information given to us by the public helps us to build a case against those people causing a blight on our communities."Earlier this year we released a video about how community intelligence helped our Northampton Neighbourhood Team take action against a drugs gang that was operating in St David's. This is the type of action we can take if people tell us what's happening."You can report concerns to us by:- Calling 999 if someone is in danger or a crime is taking place- Call 101 for non-emergencies- Visiting our website Speaking to a police officer or PCSO- Or you can share information anonymously with independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or online you want to find out more about what your local police officers are up to, please sign up for Neighbourhood Alert via signs of county lines gangs operating in your area to look out for include:- An increase in visitors and cars to a house or flat- New faces appearing at the house or flat- New and regularly changing residents (eg different accents compared to local accent)- Change in resident's mood and/or demeanour (e.g. secretive/ withdrawn/ aggressive/ emotional)- Substance misuse and/or drug paraphernalia- Changes in the way young people you might know dress- Unexplained, sometimes unaffordable new things (eg clothes, jewellery, cars etc)- Residents or young people you know going missing, maybe for long periods of time- Young people seen in different cars/taxis driven by unknown adults- Young people seeming unfamiliar with your community or where they are- Truancy, exclusion, disengagement from school- An increase in anti-social behaviour in the community- Unexplained injuries

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 22:15 by Maureen Holliday

CommMiniBus, New Weekly bus service.

CommMiniBus, New Weekly bus service.

CommMiniBus, a social enterprise providing public transport services to rural communities, introducing of a new network of weekly community minibus routes, starting from Friday 15 July 2022, following the receipt of a community grant from NNC to sponsor new routes 78B/C up to December 2022.

There will be altogether four weekly off-peak shopper bus routes, enabling villagers in more than 10 communities to do their weekly grocery shopping without needing to drive a car. The route to include Sywell: More »

Service 78D Kettering - Weston Favell Centre

- Serving Broughton, Mawsley, Old, Walgrave, Hannington, Holcot, Sywell, Overstone & Overstone Gate

- Pre-booking required if boarding the bus at villages - the bus will take the most direct route based on demand

Bus Passes are accepted on all above services. They also take exact cash and contactless payment. Please find attached timetables of the services and leaflets on how to use our services in different communities. » Less

Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 12:28 by Maureen Holliday