Duston Parish Council

Serving the community of Duston

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Clerk: Mr Justin Gleich
Duston Community Centre
Pendle Road, Duston
Northamptonshire NN5 6DT

Tel: 01604 583626

Duston Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to serve the community and people of Duston. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do, as well as community information. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please email office@duston-pc.gov.uk or go contact us.

Latest News

Parish Council by-election

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:16 by Alison Grantham

On Friday 30th August 2019 there will be a by-election in the parish ward of Old Duston.

Information about dates, polling stations and candidates can be found at:

https://www.northampton.gov.uk/info/200233/elections/1234/elections_and_referendums More »

Alternatively, you can contact the Elections Team at Northampton Borough Council by email at elecreg@northampton.gov.uk or by phone on 0300 330 7000 » Less

Opportunistic Thefts from Vehicles

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:03 by Alison Grantham

Northamptonshire Police have seen an increase in reports of items being stolen from vehicles.
Residents report being certain that they locked their vehicle on last contact but there are no signs of a forced entry. If your vehicle is searched and items are stolen and / or just moved around in the vehicle, please be sure to report this directly to us.
We would also ask that residents who have CCTV / ring doorbell footage of any suspicious activity also make contact so the footage can be viewed in the hope of identifying those concerned. This will also help us to narrow down offence time frames and direct our patrols.
How to report:
Dial 999 for life threatening / crime in progress matters.
Dial 101 for non-emergency matters or you need to see / speak with a Police Officer or Police Community Support Officer.
To report non-emergency matters on line and you are able to wait for a response, please visit: northants.police.uk (select 'report' and then the most appropriate option for the nature of your report).
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Supermarket Distraction Thefts

Posted: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:58 by Alison Grantham

Northamptonshire Police is advising people to remain alert after a recent spate of distraction thefts across the county.
The incidents have predominantly taken place in supermarket car parks, most recently in Northampton.
In these incidents, the victim has been approached by someone who has asked for directions and, on some occasions, then produced a map. Some of the victims have then got out of their car to help give directions. Whilst they are distracted, a second person has removed bank cards, cash, purses or bags from the boot or passenger seat of the victims car.
Paul Golley, Crime Prevention Manager, said: "criminals can use distraction techniques to their advantage in a variety of ways, including asking for directions whilst you are using a cash machine, or distracting you whilst you've left your handbag in the shopping trolley momentarily"
"Such questions appear very normal and legitimate, and in many cases will be just that. However timing is everything to a distraction thief, as they are hoping to catch you off guard whilst your mind is focused on other things."
Where possible try to keep an open mind and beware of your wider surroundings. Trust your instincts - if something does not feel right, politely decline.
* Keep your belongings with you or secured out of sight. * If you leave your car for any amount of time, check your windows and doors are locked. * If you choose to help with requests for assistance, be vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times. * If something does not feel right, trust your instincts. Politely say you cannot help and drive away.