Posted on 1st June 2017
A Neighbourhood Watch in Curbar is making a comeback to help ensure residents stay safe.
The scheme is being revived in the local area, with the local coordinator and officers from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team working together to encourage more residents to take part.
Neighbourhood Watches are small groups of residents who look out for signs of crime in their community and share information with each other and the police.
Members also receive advice on home security and coordinators can help other residents to tap into the support offered by other agencies.
Curbar Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator David Nicholson said: “With the support of PCSO Boswell and Curbar Parish Council we are taking steps to reinstate the Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the area.
“We are conducting an advertising campaign to encourage residents to be alert and report any suspicious circumstances to the local police. In addition, we are asking all residents to be extremely careful and meticulous in protecting their property and ensuring that windows and doors are securely locked when premises are left vacant.”
Mr Nicholson and PCSO Anthony Boswell have been speaking to local residents, delivering leaflets and new Neighbourhood Watch signs are set to go up in the local area.
PCSO Boswell of the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We hope that by relaunching the scheme we will help local residents to feel safer, to think about crime prevention and to also encourage people to report any suspicious activity in the area to police.
“As well as helping the police to target crime and keep neighbourhoods safe, a Neighbourhood Watch scheme can help foster a community spirit. Please contact us if you would like to get involved.”
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact David Nicholson on firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call PCSO Anthony Boswell on 101.
You can also contact PCSO Boswell by sending him a message online through the Contact Us page by clicking here.
More information can also be found on the Curbar Parish Council website: www.curbarparishcouncil.org.uk