Neighbourhood Watch seeks more members in Nailsea
PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 September 2018
Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch is hoping to make the town safer by adding more members and roads to the scheme.
The scheme was started in 1991 and is now one of the most successful and active neighbourhood watches in North Somerset.
Organisers believe the low level of crime in Nailsea is partly due to the coverage of neighbourhood watch throughout the town and they are hoping to make it even more successful by adding more roads.
Chairman Sue Lomax said: “Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership intended to bring people together to make their communities safer.
“We would like to expand the coverage of watch schemes in Nailsea by welcoming new members, and if your road is not currently part of a scheme we hope you will consider joining us.”
The watch schemes work on a two-tier structure, in which the area co-ordinator chairs a committee which manages the watch business.
Individual schemes are run by local co-ordinators who maintain contact with the police and members of the scheme, who are usually in one street.
Co-ordinators deliver regular newsletters to members in their road five times a year and they act as a people to receive notifications from the police about the neighbourhood.
There are more than 160 individual schemes registered with Avon and Somerset Constabulary, covering 3,900 homes in the town.
Nailsea was awarded a certificate of commendation in 1999 for good service to neighbourhood watch.
Being part of a scheme can lead to a number of benefits including access to crime prevention and safety advice and increased security.
Sue added: “Neighbourhood Watch helps build a better and safer community.
“If you require further information, or would like to know if your road is currently part of a scheme and, if it is not, would like to volunteer as coordinator for all or part of your road, we would be delighted to hear from you.”
Watch meetings are held in the United Reformed Church hall, Stock Way North, and they are attended by the neighbourhood police team.
To find out more information about the scheme, email Tim Holman on email@example.com