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Police on the lookout for Furness Vale Neighbourhood Watch volunteers

Posted on 11th September 2013

Vigilant residents in Furness Vale are being invited to get involved with crime prevention on their streets by setting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Police officers from Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team, which covers the area, want local people to form a scheme to help cut crime.

Neighbourhood Watch aims to bring together the community and encourage people to take steps to prevent crime, while working with local authority community safety officers and police by quickly sharing information about suspicious activity.

They can reduce fear of crime by encouraging better communication with police and also provide window stickers and street signs to help deter would-be criminals.

PC Ellen Barlow, from Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Neighbourhood Watch schemes are a fantastic way for local people to get involved with cutting crime and anti-social behaviour.

“They also help build a working partnership with police and working directly with the community helps us to crack down on the issues they have quickly.

“Having watchful residents looking after their neighbourhood and informing us about any suspicious activity is an invaluable tool in keeping them safe.”

To find out more about setting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Furness Vale and the surrounding area, call Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

You can also email

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