Neighbours fighting crime together
Posted on June 26, 2008
Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch groups across South Bedfordshire have been urged to work more closely together to help fight crime.
The South Beds Home Watch Steering Group has been formed to help bring different schemes together, allowing good practice to be shared across the district, and to give local people a platform to tackle issues that affect them.
Alan Woolridge is secretary of the group and lives in Eaton Bray: "All we've got in South Beds is lots of individual groups who do what they feel they should do. What we're trying to do is build it up. All this is helping police make safer communities."
Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch schemes are community initiatives that are supported by the police but are owned and run by their members. Members can be sent circular email messages warning of recent crimes in their neighbourhood and steps to prevent becoming a victim.
To find out more about the steering group or joining a scheme, contact Brendan Murray, neighbourhood watch co-ordinator at Dunstable Police Station on 01582 473158 or by emailing [email protected]
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