Posted on 4th September 2017
A new Neighbourhood Watch scheme has been set up for residents in Bradwell, initially in the Granby Road and Jeffrey Lane areas.
The initiative has been set up by Neighbourhood Watch coordinator and local resident Jayne James.
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.
They are working together with officers from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team to establish the scheme, encourage more members to take part and develop good links between the community and local police.
PCSO Anthony Boswell said: “We link in with a number of different Neighbourhood Watch groups in the area, with the aim of helping local residents to feel safer, to consider crime prevention steps and encourage people to report any suspicious activity or concerns they have to the police.
“While the initiative is a great tool for helping us to target crime and keep neighbourhoods safe, a Neighbourhood Watch scheme can help foster a community spirit and I would encourage people to get involved.”
Jayne James said: “I am delighted with the enthusiastic response from all the residents, who have been very happy to join the scheme. I am confident that the extra vigilance will help deter crime.”
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Jayne James by sending an email to 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 of the Derbyshire police by clicking here.