Beech Village Neighbourhood Watch REF: 114

Welcome to new villagers

Welcome to Beech, that is a great village in so many ways. Although the level of crime is very low with only minor incidents, in the view of the Police, these incidents can be distressing for those involved, and therefore we run a very active Watch system to help protect our community.

We have 15 local co-ordinators who meet twice a year and each one liaises with about 15 houses in their localities. I look after the Lower Wellhouse Road Area and also act as the main co-ordinator for the village. The Parish Council, who provides some funding for our activities, supports the Watch.

Our method of communication is usually by the occasional flyer, phone and word of mouth, but our preferred method is by Email as we can communicate with people very efficiently. If you have an E Mail address and you are prepared to use this method then we would be obliged to receive your Email address. We undertake that this will be used for no other purpose than the Watch. The main objective is communication to help the Police apprehend felons, make people aware of potential threats and measures that can be taken to reduce threats, and to create an atmosphere where people are alert and responsive to any issues so that villains do not see Beech as an easy option.

Please contact me if you have any further questions, and if you wish to be included within our communications network to receive information on activity in the area. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Colin Britchford e-mail me