November 23, 2021 by

Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association November Newsletter

SNWA September Newsletter

October 5, 2021 by

SNWA August Newsletter

August 17, 2021 by

Phishing Attacks – dealing with suspicious emails

July 26, 2021 by

SNWA July newsletter

July 19, 2021 by

NHS survey on hospital waiting times

July 13, 2021 by

The NHS is asking people to complete a survey on NHS waiting times.

Dear local authority community team partners,  

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS services across the UK have had to care for large numbers of critically ill people infected with the virus. This has led to longer delays for people on waiting lists for hospital services, with five million people now waiting for treatment in England for the first time. The East of England is no exception with over 500,000 now on a waiting list.  We have been working with regional NHS leaders to develop a local survey to gage the general public’s views on ways to address extended waiting list for operations caused by the pandemic.

We are really keen to get a diverse and representative response to this survey so would like to request colleagues working with groups across the region disseminate the link to the survey via their bulletins and or social media channels so that we can reach out to as many people as possible.

Please follow this link to complete the survey. 

The survey will be open until 23 July 2021. We estimate this poll will take no more than 10 mins to complete and the results will help to inform strategy moving forward. Please note the responses will be anonymous.

Thank you for taking the time to help us understand local needs.

Of course very happy to answer any questions that you might have too.

Helen Oliver | Chief Operating Officer | Deputy Chief Executive Officer |

SNWA June Newsletter

June 7, 2021 by

The SNWA June newsletter is attached.

DVLA Scam Email

June 3, 2021 by

Dear all

Received this morning, this unconvincing SCAM email (malicious link now deleted) purporting to come from DVLA.  In order to protect others, it was immediately forwarded to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service: to have the site taken down.

Warmest Wishes


Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association

Bury St Edmunds Area B Network Coordinator

Trading Standards Newsletter 27th May 2021

June 1, 2021 by

The latest trading standards newsletter is attached.

Suffolk Constabulary launches project to better understand women’s experiences of sexual violence

May 20, 2021 by

Suffolk Constabulary is launching an online survey to better understand women’s and girls’ experience of sexual violence. This is part of a broader project to identify opportunities to improve our response and service in these key areas by listening to the experience and needs of women and girls.

We know that many of these offences take place in private spaces; this type of hidden harm is often not reported to police. The online public survey will be open to all women in Suffolk aged over 18 years and is completely confidential and anonymous. Completing the short questionnaire will help us to improve our understanding of the different kinds of sexual violence experienced by women, including those from under-represented groups. We want to hear about any experience of sexual violence that women and girls have encountered, whether it was reported to police or not. The scope of the crimes involved is broad and includes sexual assault, voyeurism, exposure and upskirting etc. It is also envisaged that the survey findings will assist in our crime prevention work to keep women and girls in Suffolk safer. 

The online survey will be available via Suffolk Police’s Twitter and Facebook accounts from Wednesday 19 May to Sunday 6 June. Alternatively, click here

Chief Superintendent Marina Ericson said: 

“Tackling violence against women and girls in Suffolk is a force priority. We want to hear from women and girls; to listen to their voices and their experiences. By understanding more about the scale and nature of sexual crimes that take place, especially behind closed doors, we can look to improve our response and support for women and girls. 

“We work closely with partners to encourage and support women and girls to report sexual and violent offences. Police take all reports of this nature extremely seriously and will do everything we can to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice whilst signposting victims to the agencies that can be of greatest help in times of need.” 

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said: 

“Supporting victims of violence against women and girls is an important part of my role as PCC and my office provides funding for Survivors in Transition, Suffolk Rape Crisis and Fresh Start new beginnings to provide support to victims of these terrible crimes. 

“Sadly, many of these crimes take place behind closed doors, hidden from public view making it difficult to appreciate the magnitude of the issue. This online survey will help the Constabulary understand the reasons why some victims do not report these violent crimes and it will also help police to better focus its engagement with charities and women’s organisations to help prevent these crimes and improve support for victims, which is excellent news. 

“I would encourage any women or girls who have experienced such violence to take a look at the survey and share their experience in complete confidence, it really will make a difference.”

Anyone who would like to speak to someone in confidence about sexual abuse or violence can contact Suffolk Police on 101, or staff at The Ferns on 0300 1235058 or via email

For further information, support and advice visit here
Survivors in Transition – Specialist support in Suffolk for female and male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, violence and exploitation website
Fresh Start – New beginnings, provides a therapeutic service for children and young people up to 21 years who have reported being sexually abused and to offer support for their families website

Suffolk Rape Crisis – Support service open to females aged 14 or above who needs support following a rape or sexual assault website 

%d bloggers like this: