Neighbourhood Watch is a popular way for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in local crime issues and community issues. This usually begins with people sharing crime prevention advice and activities, keeping an eye on each other's property, improving home security and building two-way communication with the police. By becoming a member of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme you can help the police and your neighbours to strengthen your community; you can make your area an even better place to live. Members will be entitled to smart water at a reduced cost and regular crime prevention advice that is relevant to the types of crime that has occurred in the area.You could also be eligible for savings of up to 15-20% on your home insurance.
The main aims of Neighbourhood Watch are:
• Cut crime and the opportunities for crime
• Help and reassure those who live in fear of crime
• Encourage neighbourliness and closer communities
• Tell the police and your neighbours about suspicious incidents in your neighbourhood
Neighbourhood Watch has proved itself to be successful. All over the country and in all sorts of locations active schemes have reduced crime rates by working with each other and the police. Crime in our local community reduces our quality of life: it influences how safe we feel, the extent to which we respect our neighbours and our buildings and how our children grow up and what values they adopt.
If you are interested is becoming part of NHW in Withybrook, please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team:
PCSO Sharon Bailie-Crabtree 6152
Tel 01788 853851
Warwickshire Community Policing and the Mobile Police Office
The Safer Neighbourhood Team is at the heart of community policing in Warwickshire and one of their fundamental roles is the protection of the community. All Safer Neighbourhood Teams are working to prevent and detect crime and increase levels of confidence within local communities.
Teams are made up of police officers, police community support officers and special constables, all dedicated to working locally. The team covering Withybrook currently comprises:
Inspector Karen McClay Insp 1598
Sergeant Sarah Masters Sgt 948
PCSO Sharon Bailie-Crabtree PCSO 6152
PC Rachel Smith PC 1350
The benefit of the Mobile Police Office is twofold. Firstly it allows officers time to visit and patrol the local community, offering a visible presence and reassurance. Secondly, the public also have the opportunity to visit officers on board who will be happy to listen to concerns and issues affecting the local community and welcome your comments and ideas too.
Please take the opportunity to visit PCSO Sharon Bailie-Crabtree from your local Safer Neighbourhood Team during her visits to the village. Dates and times for the mobile police office are on the What's On page.
The Safer Neighbourhood Team are now issuing regular newsletters, click here to see the latest.
Remember, 101 is now the number for your local Police. In an emergency, always call 999