Posted on 8th May 2017
A new Neighbourhood Watch drop-in session has been launched for the villagers of Findern, South Derbyshire.
The event took place last Friday, May 5 at Bee’s Tea Rooms, Common Piece Lane in the village.
The sessions will now become a regular event at the tea rooms, being held between 10am and 11am on the first Friday of each month.
Carol Wynn, co-ordinator of the local scheme, explains: “The sessions are really for any resident who would like to pop along and ask any questions, get some advice, pick up some crime prevention leaflets or just have a chat.
“Having it at the tea rooms is a good place to meet as it is in the centre of the village.
“Neighbourhood Watch is important to me as it is known to reduce crime by promoting community cohesion and increasing awareness of crime prevention initiatives.
“I want to make sure that residents are more aware and proactive so Findern continues to be a safe place to live.”
Our officers from the Mercia Safer Neighbourhood Team will support the sessions by attending where at all possible.
PCSO Kerry Wallington-Waite, from the team, said: “Neighbourhood Watch has an important part to play in crime prevention and scheme members can really be our eyes and ears. There are lots of benefits from being a member and so I would encourage anyone in the village to attend the sessions when they can.”
For more information on the scheme the Mercia Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.
You can also follow the teams on Twitter @MerciaSNT
Pictured is PCSO Kerry Wallington-Waite standing with the owner of the Bee's Tea Rooms. Carol Wynn is seated holding the leaflet next to Heather Hall- street co-ordinator for the watch discussing the scheme with two Findern residents.