Neighbourhood Watch, the 50 year old partnership of community groups, voluntary groups, individuals, local authorities and police is inviting Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators and members to a meeting to find out more about how Neighbourhood Watch and the Police work together.
There will be information about current initiatives about preventing and reducing crime locally.
Neighbourhood Watch is intended to bring people together to make their communities safer and make their communities better places to live. Recently some Belper residents have been expressing concern about alleged rising violence and vandalism, as well as anti-social behaviour. Some concerns about vigilantism have also been raised. Neighbourhood Watch is the functional, community and authority integrated way to help, without resorting to vigilantism. 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.”
Members are invited to “Come along and ask your questions and help us to revive the spirit of community awareness in Belper and surrounding villages. ”
If you wish to join your local Neighbourhood Watch in order to attend the meeting, you can find your relevant group HERE.
The meeting is on Wednesday 6th March at the Cottage Project in Belper.
The meeting will run from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Light refreshments will be provided.