Neighbourhood Watch

 

Sutton cum Lound has an active Association under the Coordinator and Chair of the Village Committee, Frank Bradley (telephone: 01777 705 060), or email: nwa@suttoncumlound.net.

Over 200 of our households are members and we are keen to expand this to ensure we do all we can to retain the low crime rate in the village and surrounding area. To become a member requires completion of the shortest of forms which Frank can provide. That’s it – you keep your eyes and ears open, and from time to time the Association reports incidents etc by posting short notes through members letter boxes.

All suspected crime and antisocial behaviour should be reported without delay to the regional coordination office on 101.

Note that you can find out who your local policing team is, and how to make direct contact with them – simply go to www.police.uk and enter your post code.

Many people ask why they should join a local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. Well here are just a few reasons for joining, or indeed, starting a scheme:

  • Neighbourhood Watch (NW) is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives ever and the largest voluntary organisation in the country.
  • If you join your local group you can feel secure knowing that your neighbours are keeping an eye on your property.
  • Getting together with your neighbours can prevent local crime and well-run schemes have a big impact on crime and opportunities for crime.
  • Neighbourhood Watch can reassure those who live in fear of crime. Your neighbourhood is likely to be safer, friendlier, and a more attractive place when you a have a scheme working for you.
  • Neighbourhood Watch is an ideal way of targeting a particular problem in an area, such as burglary, vandalism or car crime.
  • Neighbourhood Watch can rekindle community spirit and is a great way to get to know your neighbours.
  • You will become familiar with crime prevention ideas to keep your home and property safe.
  • Finally, you may be entitled to a discount on your home insurance premiums. However, remember that if you get such a discount you must inform your insurers should you withdraw from the NW scheme or it ceases to function.

Please contact Frank Bradley in the village for more information, or email: nwa@suttoncumlound.net.

Bassetlaw Neighbourhood Watch Association

Representing the Bassetlaw and Newark & Sherwood areas of Nottinghamshire. Click here for details.