Residents in Rushcliffe are being invited to join Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in their area to help reduce crime and promote safe, informed communities in their towns and villages.
Individuals can join or coordinate a local group by contacting Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Community Safety team via the NottsWatch website https://bit.ly/3a7jj3M who can advise on ways communities can be more informed and connected to prevent crime in their localities.
This includes passing on crime prevention advice to fellow residents, such as not opening the doors to strangers, security marking properties and other tips and advice to keep your home safe.
Equally, it can mean keeping an eye on vulnerable people and having regular contact with Nottinghamshire Police and Rushcliffe Borough Council to pass on accurate information about crime and community concerns to their neighbourhoods.
The roles are not time consuming and act as additional support to the agencies’ work across Rushcliffe.
Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “Joining a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is a fantastic way to become more engaged in your community and receive support and advice on the latest community safety talking points.
“Getting involved doesn’t necessarily mean you need to co-ordinate local efforts, it can simply involve keeping up to date on crime prevention advice with regular contact with your local police force and the Borough Council.”
Those involved with a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme can also find out more about their local beat team and the outcome of investigations into local crime.
Many areas in Rushcliffe already have an established Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, which can provide current advice to householders and can be found on the NottsWatch website: https://bit.ly/3a7jj3M