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Officers set to host Farm Watch event in Bakewell in a bid to cut rural crime

Posted on 16th July 2015

An event aimed at helping to protect the rural communities from crime is set to take place in Bakewell.

The Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team will be hosting a day-long event to offer advice to farmers and rural residents as part of the dedicated Farm Watch initiative.

During the event on Monday, July 20, PCSOs Hayley Grundy and Anthony Boswell will be visiting the town’s Agricultural Centre to chat to people about the steps that they can take to protect themselves and their property from crime.

The team will be raising awareness of the Farm Watch scheme and encouraging visitors to sign up to the messaging service and receive a free information pack.

Visitors will also be given the opportunity to purchase cut-price security products such as heavy duty chains and alarms to keep their farm equipment and vehicles secure.

PCSO Hayley Grundy said: “Events like this are a great opportunity for us to head out into the local community and speak to farmers about increasing their security and protecting themselves from crime.

“We will be at the Agricultural Centre throughout the day to chat to visitors, offer advice and encourage more people to sign up to the Farm Watch messaging scheme. We look forward to seeing you there!”

Farm Watch is a free service which is led by police and partners including Derbyshire Dales and High Peak local authorities, Derbyshire County Council and the NFU.

The pioneering project allows messages to be spread quickly around crime prevention advice, witness appeals and information to anyone signed up to it.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow them on Twitter: @BakewellSNT

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