Evesham MP lends support to Fladbury Neighbourhood Watch - The Evesham Observer

Evesham MP lends support to Fladbury Neighbourhood Watch

Evesham Editorial 23rd Oct, 2018   0

EVESHAM’s MP Nigel Huddleston showed his support for Neighbourhood Watch during an event in Fladbury where he handed over two new community signs to local co-ordinator Ian Baldry.

After a successful event attended by Tracey Onslow, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Police, Mr Huddleston was welcomed to the Anchor Inn to endorse the scheme locally and urge local residents to sign up to their Fladbury Neighbourhood Watch to help prevent crime and protect their properties.

Volunteer organisers for West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch claim the more ‘eyes and ears’ that are signed up the more effective a scheme becomes in providing information to the police to prevent crime.

Many schemes now have their own Facebook pages to make it easier to share information.




The scheme is being relaunched across West Mercia with the support of Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, senior Management Teams and police officers of West Mercia Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion.

Mr Huddleston said: “Neighbourhood Watch has been part of the British landscape for 36 years. Through the innovative use of social media West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch is changing the face of community engagement with the average age having fallen from 60 to 40-years-old.


“The existence of schemes such as here in Fladbury will help bring communities closer together in reducing the risk of crime along with the fear of crime. I would urge all communities large or small who do not have an established

Neighbourhood Watch to follow the example of Fladbury”

Visit www.westmercianw.org.uk or www.ourwatch.org.uk for more.

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