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Cogenhoe and Whiston Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Cogenhoe and Whiston better places to live, work and play. Our website includes information about how we conduct business and what we do. 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 contact us.
Latest edition of the Cogenhoe & Whiston Chronicle
Cogenhoe & Whiston Chronicle September 2021 (PDF, 992 Kb)
Cogenhoe & Whiston Chronicle July 2021 (PDF, 542 Kb)
Commemorative plaques from the Chapel
Chapel Commemorative plaques (PDF, 732 Kb)
These plaques from the Chapel have been stored at the Village hall, the Parish Council would like to reunite them with relatives of the deceased person. Please contact the Clerk if you are family or know of the family of any of the people.
Telephone the Clerk 07512 045418
Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number. 0300 126 1000 (option 5). Individuals can also email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for help.
Covid-19 support line (Word Document, 17 Kb)
Catalytic Converter theft
Catalytic converters are devices fitted to vehicle exhausts to reduce the amount of dangerous gases emitted. They are often targeted by thieves as they contain valuable metals and can be removed in less than a minute.
Catalytic converter theft most frequently occurs in car parks, but they can happen anywhere. Thieves may then sell these converters via scrapyards, online, or ship them out of the country. More »
Hybrid vehicles are most commonly targeted, as their metals are more valuable, but any vehicle can be at risk of catalytic converter theft.
Signs a catalytic converter theft is being committed
- a vehicle being raised using a car jack in a car park or residential area
- a loud drilling or cutting sound coming from underneath the vehicle
Although catalytic converter thefts are increasing, there are steps that you can take to protect your vehicle.
To keep your catalytic converter safe, you can ask your car dealer for advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer and tested to Sold Secure Gold.
Alternatively, try to make sure your vehicle is parked in a garage overnight, or if you have a commercial vehicle, park it in a secure compound. If this isn't possible, park in an area that's well-lit and overlooked and try to park so that the converter can't be easily reached by potential thieves. Vehicles that sit high above the road are particularly vulnerable.
You should also register your converter and mark it with a forensic marker, which will make it harder for thieves to dispose of.
- if the crime is happening now call 999 - if you are unsure, we'd rather hear about it and decide if a theft is occurring
- if it is safe to do so, take photos of suspects or the number plate of their car (do not approach suspects, as they have been known to use violence)
if the crime has already happened then you can report it on 101 or report it to us online at www.northants.police.uk
For further crime prevention advice please take a look at the following link: https://www.northants.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/
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(Northamptonshire Police, PCSO, South Northants)
Posted: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 10:09 by Deborah Rush
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