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New Neighbourhood Watch Group Set Up In Kidderminster

Resident Brian Evans (left) with NHW Administrator, Mel Clarke holding up one of the new signs.A new Neighbourhood Watch group has been set up in Hardy Avenue in the Offmore area of Kidderminster.

The group is the first to have the new NHW signs which are now yellow instead of orange and are also bigger than the previous ones, so much more noticeable to passers by.

Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership involving the police and residents who join forces to make communities safer. A volunteer co-ordinator supervises the scheme and receives information and messages from the police, and some co-ordinators have marker kits, alarms and other security items.

Information is fed through to members, who are encouraged to be vigilant and report suspicious incidents to the police.

Members receive Neighbourhood Watch window stickers and crime prevention information. Street signs can also be obtained, which reduces crime by deterring burglars and other offenders.

There are around 1,018 Neighbourhood Watch groups in North Worcestershire.


"We are always happy to help residents set up new Neighbourhood Watch schemes and would encourage anyone interested to get in touch to find out more."
North Worcestershire Neighbourhood Watch Administrator, Mel Clarke

North Worcestershire Neighbourhood Watch Administrator, Mel Clarke said: "Neighbourhood Watch is a scheme that helps residents look after their homes, cars and neighbourhoods by giving them information to help secure their properties when they are away, or just on a general day to day basis.

"We are always happy to help residents set up new Neighbourhood Watch schemes and would encourage anyone interested to get in touch to find out more."

For more information about Neighbourhood Watch visit the West Mercia Police website at www.westmercia.police.uk and click on the ‘Get Involved' tab.

Alternatively you can contact Mel direct on 01527 586253 or by emailing [email protected].

 

 

Issued: Tuesday 22 March 2011


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