OLD SARUM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME
Co-ordinator: Lucinda Hyman
Tel: 01722 322239
Helping ourselves by helping others
- By reducing opportunities for crime
- By strengthening community spirit so that we can contribute towards the protection of our households and amenities
- By setting up a system of communication and co-operation to inform the police of any suspicious activity
We aim to establish a network of local co-ordinators throughout the community, each one being the contact for one or two streets or parts of streets.
Every household in Old Sarum may join the scheme. As a member you will receive information from the police or other residents on any incidents or suspicious behaviour in Old Sarum. This will normally be sent by e-mail.
In turn, you can report anything suspicious you may have seen or heard. This will be passed on to the police and circulated to members as deemed necessary.
Of course, if it is an emergency you should dial 999 or you can contact the police direct for general enquiries by dialling 101.
Following an initial meeting in January, a volunteer area co-ordinator, Lucinda Hyman, and a small group of other volunteers have undertaken to expand the scheme.
Please join today! Remember, you may also be able to negotiate a reduction in your house insurance with your insurer if you are a member!
Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messaging
Community Messaging enables people to sign up for messages by e-mail, text and voicemail, from Wiltshire Police, as well as e-mails from Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators. To find out more and to sign up visit www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk
This is a national organisation for Neighbourhood Watch schemes and those interested in starting a local scheme. It also has lots of security information. To learn more visit www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk
This charitable organisation will provide assistance to those over 60 and with a disability, free of charge but would appreciate donations where possible. They will assess your home and there and then make any changes they think are necessary to make your home secure and safe. For example they will fit carbon monoxide alarms, fire alarms, shed alarms and provide personal alarms. Visitwww.wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01380 861155 for details.