Platt Parish Council
The Parish is covered by a very comprehensive Neighbourhood Watch network with local contacts for reporting of incidents or suspicious behaviour as listed below.
The overal Co-ordinator for the Parish is:
Ray Tillett on 01732 884817
There are current shortages of local contacts for five areas shown below.
It is not an onerous role but it is important to have full coverage of the Parish so if you live in one of those areas and feel able to help please contact Ray.
Your Local Contact List
LocationPimary ContactDeputy ContactMinters OrchardJean Aveling 885818
Platt Mill & houses oppositeSteve Fuller 885622
Maidstone Road to west of Platt MillGerry Hunt 882245
Maidstone Rd (Long Mill Lane to Grange Rd)
Including The Ferns & Brickmakers MeadowContact Required
Maidstone Road (Grange Rd to Askew Bridge)Contact Required
Long Mill Lane Platt (Church to A25 Maidstone Road)Mark Diamond 884001
GreenlandsContact RequiredAlwyn Hart 882930St Mary's Close & Grange RoadAlison Vallance 883422
Platt CommonContact Required
Comp Lane (Church to Windmill Hill)
Long Mill Lane Platt (Church to Kettle Cottage)
Paddock Close & Potash LanePat Darby 885934Marion Cox 883329Windmill Hill (North)
(Maidstone Rd to Ladylees)Jill Eagelton 882343
Windmill Hill (South)
(Comp Lane to Valley Cottages)Rachel Edwards 884694
Windmill ParkSue Boam 883618
Great CompTim Balkwill 883480
Long Mill Lane
(Beechinwood Lane to Crouch Lane)John Dickinson 883434
Long Mill Lane CrouchContact Required
Basted LaneRoy Risley 883327
Basted Mill & houses oppositeLinda Reid-Smith 882842
Crouch LaneRay Tillett 884817
Be Aware of the following.
Someone, claiming to be from a pharmacy, is calling patients and alleging GP’s are recommending their service of delivering medication direct to their home. To pay the fee for this service they request your bank details. Local pharmacies never charge for collection and delivery services, and patients are being warned not to part with their bank details.
Beware paper on the rear window of your car
Senario: You are reversing out of a car park space. As you back out you look into the rear-view mirror and notice a piece of paper stuck to the rear window. You stop, jump out of your car to remove it but as you reach the back carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump in and take off. There is a good chance that purses or wallets are still in the car so the thief now has your car, your home address, your money and your keys.
If you do see paper stuck to your back window just lock your doors, drive away and remove it later.
Kent Police has received reports of theft in this area.
People are being targeted near cash points and in shops where they have paid by card.
The offender may produce a map and ask for directions. This is to distract the person once they have withdrawn money, or their pin number has been observed. A second offender will then steal cash or a wallet/purse containing bank cards, while the member of the public remains unaware.
Protect your property
Always keep your belongings where you can see them
Don't feel compelled to stop and speak to someone you don't know
When using a cash point or paying by card, always keep your pin hidden.
Help prevent crime?
If you see anything which you think is dubious the police would rather you called rather them than miss the chance of preventing a crime.
The general Police switchboard number is 101.
To give any information about any crime (anonymously if you wish) you can call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
For Trading Standard issues call Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.
However, always call 999 in an emergency.