Policing / Community Warden
Please note that any non-urgent policing issues should be telephone through to 101, or in an emergency/incident is taking place currently then telephone 999. Reporting to 101 can also be done online at https://www.kent.police.uk/services/report-online/kent-police-online-reporting/
For all emergencies dial 999
101 is the new Police non-emergency number. 101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police - when it is less urgent than a 999 call. 101 is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
When to call 101: you should call 101 to report less urgent crime and disorder or to speak to your local officers. For example you should call 101 if your car has been stolen; your property has been damaged; you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood or to report a minor traffic collision; give the police information about crime in your area or to speak to the police about a general enquiry.
A number of guides are available which may be downloaded via www.kent.police.uk
Mira Martin is the Community Warden for Marden. Mira also covers Staplehurst and can be contacted on 07969 584179 or emailed on [email protected] Please note Mira's emails are mainly checked on a Monday and Wednesday morning so if you need to contact her urgently please dial her mobile.
Useful contact details:
DVLA - untaxed vehicles: 08000 325202 / www.dvla.gov.uk/public/unlic_veh/report_online_dg.htm
Trading Standards - Bogus callers: 01732 525291
Unwanted phone calls/junk mail: 0545 070 0707 / www.tpsonline.org.uk
British Transport Police: 0800 405040
Maidstone Borough Council: 01622 602000
Age UK offer a variety of services and advice including befriending, day care and property maintenance (some services are chargeable) - www.ageuk.co.uk/maidstone/our-services/ Telephone 01622 753618 Email [email protected]
Citizens Advice take calls on behalf of Trading Standards and they advise on all sorts of consumer queries. The consumer helpline will assess your problem and pass it on to Trading Standards if it is appropriate. www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/ Telephone (consumer helpline) 03454 040506
For a very comprehensive site listing information regarding all types of fraud and scams visit www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z_of_fraud