Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.
Objectives of Neighbourhood Watch
- To prevent crime By improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
- To assist the police in detecting crime By promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.
- To reduce undue fear of crime By providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community.
- To improve police/community liaison By providing effective communications through systems such as the Neighbourhood Watch Ringmaster system, which warns Co-ordinators of local crime trends which they can disseminate to their scheme members, and by members informing the police of incidents when they occur.
Milton Ernest has an active Neighbourhood Watch team with over half the village homes involved.
The Aim is to:-
- Reduce the opportunities for crime to occur
- Reduce the fear of crime
- Create a community Spirit
- Promote community safety
- Improve the Quality of life
There is no cost to join the scheme and we will give you free of charge an introduction package containing:-
- N H Watch stickers for your door
- UV Marker pen
- Security information
- Helpful numbers
- Information on security products such as Smart Water
- Access to the police messaging site, Ringmaster for up to date crime information in our area
We are also a “No cold calling Zone” and can provide you with a door sticker.
All the streets have a street coordinator who will keep you up to date with any changes.
|Arkwright Road||Gary Cunningham||825810|
|Bedford Road||Hazel Snowball||822303|
|Butterfield Court||Ian Kerley||822303|
|Church Close||Alison Pearce||822303|
|Church Green||Pat Maskey||825015|
|Flewton End||Steve and Maggie Freshwater||822303|
|Huntsmans Way||Hazel Snowball||822303|
|London End||Jo Williams||822218|
|Marsh Lane||Judith Spenser||823639|
|Mill Court||Hazel Snowball||822303|
|Radwell Road||Charlie Sharman||826995|
|River Lane||Jo Williams||822218|
|Riverside View||Dave Kerr/Steve Edmonds||822773/826711|
|Starey Close||Silvia Fragoeiro||825554|
|Thurleigh Road||Steve and Maggie Freshwater||822303|
Neighbourhood Watch are working together with Milton Ernest Parish Council to help keep our village safe from Crime.