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Neighbourhood Watch rests on the concept of good neighbourliness. The basic idea is simple; neighbours join together to keep watch on each other’s homes & their immediate surroundings e.g they may remove newspapers & milk bottles from front doorsteps where these are accumulating, especially during the holidays. They may also report suspicious persons & unusual events to the police.
Essentially, it concerns crime
prevention in the form of individuals acting together in an attempt to
protect themselves & their property from criminal activity.
Neighbourhood Watch end this. It brings us close to people who live around us. It results in people looking after each other in a way that was more common in the past. It encourages us to take greater care of our families & possessions. It cuts the risk of people turning to crime & leaves us feeling safer. To sum it up, it improves our quality of life.
Currently, in Lightwater we have ‘Watches’ in the following roads (updated January 2010):
If you are interested in setting
up a Watch, please contact the Neighbourhood Watch Area Co-ordinator –
Mike Potter – on 01276 474231 - to arrange a meeting to discuss
the details of setting up a Watch.