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Neighbourhood Watch


Many people in both Chappel and Wakes Colne have expressed an interest in seeing Neighbourhood Watch being revitalised in our villages and so the Colchester Co-ordinator and local Crime Reduction Officer were recently invited to the village hall to let us know how it all works.

Neighbourhood Watch is as important as ever to the Police and the scheme has been brought right up to date using e mails, web sites and mobile phone numbers direct to the neighbourhood officer. (Our Neighbourhood Police Officer is Pc Joanne Barlow and her mobile number for non emergency calls is 07966 197134)

The Neighbourhood watch scheme would like as many people as possible to get involved – from looking after a neighbour’s house while they are on holiday to street co-ordinators that  information can be sent to. They are looking for people to co-ordinate the areas of Rose Green, The Street, Swan Street, Spring Gardens Road, Crepping Hall Road, Lower Green, Middle Green, Station Road and Wakes Street. It won’t involve too much work just occasional distributing of relevant information.

They will send out further information in the near future but if you would like to discuss any concerns or ask any questions please give Alan a call on the number below.

Alan Seymour 01787 227345.

We will attach here copies of any information published by the Neighbourhood Watch scheme, so please visit this part of the website again for updates.

Neighbourhood Information Sheet 2 – Christmas Tips

Neighbourhood Information Sheet 1 – Identity Fraud

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